Following the US and Canadian release last weekend, and ahead of the UK/Irish release this Friday, Dogwoof Global, the international sales arm of Dogwoof, are pleased to announce a string of acquisition deals across all platforms for Blackfish
The film will be theatrically released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland (NFP), Benelux (REMAIN IN LIGHT), Spain (KARMA), Iceland (GREEN LIGHT), and France (ZYLO FILMS), while offers from Scandinavian, Russian, and Asian markets are currently under consideration.
ARTE FRANCE picked up TV rights for France and Germany, RTS the Swiss French rights, VMMA the Flemish, and HBO Europe is to broadcast the film in Central Europe and the Balkans.
NETFLIX also picked up Blackfish for Scandinavia and Latin America, while JAGUAR DISTRIBUTION is to handle airline rights.
Deals were brokered by Ana Vicente and Vesna Cudic of Dogwoof Global. “Striking deals with partners of such calibre is hugely rewarding for our young team; this is a testament to Dogwoof's fast growth as a key international player in the mainstream documentary arena.” Ana Vicente, Dogwoof Global
“Blackfish is an exciting film that will challenge our relationship with nature. Here at NFP marketing & distribution we're so pleased to be able to present this essential film to our audiences.” Christoph Ott, NFP
“At Karma we are excited to release Blackfish to Spanish audiences, we feel that the story is both shocking and engaging - exactly the kind of documentary that people would like to see here.” Daniel Bajo, Head of Distribution at Karma Films
“We love Blackfish at Remain in Light and we're pleased to be able to present it to Benelux audiences. For us, it raises so many questions about humanity's interaction with nature. We see this as an important release for us and future generations.” Bert Trentels, Remain in Light
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the lives and losses of the trainers, and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.