Swiss-based First Hand Films has sold a number of factual specials and documentaries to broadcasters across Europe.
In Scandinavia, Denmark’s DR pre-bought Dolphin Boy, while SVT in Sweden acquired theatrical doc Love Hate Love, executive produced by Sean Penn, and lifestyle series The DeVilles, about a burlesque stripper and her punk rock husband. In Finland, YLE picked up doc Erasing David, which highlights one man’s journey to challenge government and private surveillance.
In Benelux, Belgium’s VTM picked up Dancing with the Devil, a documentary from award-winning director Jon Blair, while VPRO in the Netherlands snapped up Mafia doc Excellent Cadavers, along with Exile Family Movie.
In France, Dolphin Boy was sold to ARTE, while Planète Cable purchased the Oscar nominated feature film Burma VJ.
And in Ireland, RTE acquired a package of titles which include Aung San Suu Kyi – Lady Of No Fear (pictured), Winnebago Man – The Angriest Man in the World, Dancing with the Devil, Pirate Hunting and more. TG4 also snapped up Prison Island Bastøy.