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eOne, Kastner pair up for “Secret Disco Revolution”

eOne International has picked up world distribution rights for The Secret Disco Revolution, the forthcoming big-budget satirical documentary from Toronto-based director Jamie Kastner (pictured).
February 11, 2012

eOne International has picked up world distribution rights for The Secret Disco Revolution, the forthcoming big-budget satirical documentary from Toronto-based director Jamie Kastner (pictured).

eOne has taken world rights excluding Canada for the film, which will have its festival premiere this spring before having a wider theatrical release.

Talking to realscreen from Berlin, where he is attending the 62nd Berlinale, Kastner said that eOne was the winner of a bidding war among four sales agents, although the sum paid for the doc was not disclosed.

The film promises to offer a satirical exploration of the titular musical genre. As first revealed last July, networks already onboard for the doc include Bravo! in Canada,  Canal D in Quebec, Knowledge Network for British Columbia, and ZDF/ARTE for France and Germany.

At that time, Kastner described the film as “basically a comical investigation inspired by some politically correct revisionist historians who claim that disco was actually a misunderstood era of protest and liberation.”

In total, The Secret Disco Revolution had a budget of nearly CDN$1 million. Kastner’s previous films include Kike Like Me and Recessionize! For Fun and Profit!, the latter of which had its North American premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto last year.

In related news, Kastner’s uncle – John Kastner – will have a retrospective of his work shown at this year’s Hot Docs festival, as previously reported.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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