FilmRise has nabbed North American rights to From Nowhere, a drama about undocumented teenagers in NYC that won the Narrative Spotlight prize at SXSW. It follows a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl who are about to graduate high school in the Bronx. Like most teens, all they want to do is hang out with their friends, fall in love, and figure out where to go to college, but unlike their American classmates, these three live with the threat of being discovered by the authorities. When one of their teachers (Julianne Nicholson) connects them with a lawyer (Denis O’Hare) to help them get their papers, the teens start to dig into their family history to assist their immigration cases, forcing them to confront their pasts. FilmRise plans a winter theatrical bow for the film directed by Matthew Newton, who co-wrote it with Kate Ballen. From Nowhere also stars J. Mallory McCree, Octavia Chavez-Richmond and Chinasa Ogbuagu.