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Tricon sells goat stories and catfight tales across globe

Toronto-based Tricon Films & Television has sold 12 documentaries and one-off specials to broadcasters in Sweden, Australia, Mexico and other territories.
July 5, 2011

Toronto-based producer/distributor Tricon Films & Television has sold 12 documentaries and one-off specials to broadcasters in Sweden, Australia, Mexico and other territories.

Tricon’s distribution division has sold Everything’s Coming My Way, a one-hour special on Gordon Thomas, an 87-year-old singer waiting for his big break, to SVT Sweden.

In Australia, VEA Australia picked up a raft of documentaries, including Where’s My Goat?, which details a man’s journey to find the goats he’d been gifting in the name of charity; Among The Missing, which explore America’s Vietnam POW/MIA movement; and Catfight, which explores why and how women sabotage one another. VEA also picked up Murid, the story of a young man drawn into a deeply mystical Islamic sect, and Raising Cassidy, about a woman fighting to get back the child that she delivered while addicted to crack cocaine.

Origo in Hungary has picked up National Vampire, an exploration of the culture (and sub-cultures) of the vampire lifestyle, while Once TV in Mexico has acquired Original Kin (3 x 60 minutes), which tells three adoptees’ stories of their search for their biological parents; Garbage, a doc on how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time; and Wednesday Nights, a doc on divorced couples learning how to evolve into new families.

Lastly, Racing Around the World Alone, a one-off exploring the Vendée Globe race to sail 27,000 miles around the world, has sold to Spafax for Air Canada and MacTV for BBC ALBA (Scottish/Gaelic speaking UK).

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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