Indiecan Entertainment has acquired the Canadian distribution rights to Liz Marshall’s feature documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine (pictured), which had its world premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto last night (April 28).
Produced by Marshall (Water on the Table) and Nina Beveridge, the doc follows animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
“The Ghosts in Our Machine is a film I have been talking to Liz about since the fall of 2010, when I first met her at a Planet in Focus event,” said Indiecan founder Avi Federgreen in a statement. “Indiecan was launched back in 2011 to give films like The Ghosts in Our Machine a real boost to reach audiences across the country.”
Marshall added: “It’s full circle karma with Avi. The Ghosts in Our Machine is a concept I had been mulling over for some time, and he was the inspiration for me to get cracking on developing and pitching the film in the fall of 2010. And, now here he is again helping us to soar.”
The Ghosts in Our Machine is a cross-platform project commissioned by Canadian TV channel Documentary. The commissioning editor is Bruce Cowley, and the exec producer is Mila Aung-Thwin.