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Dogwoof picks up “Cutie”

UK distributor Dogwoof has brokered a deal with K5 International to acquire director Zachary Heinzerling's Sundance-winning documentary Cutie and the Boxer (pictured).
June 25, 2013

UK distributor Dogwoof has brokered a deal with K5 International to acquire director Zachary Heinzerling’s Sundance-winning documentary Cutie and the Boxer (pictured).

The film, which picked up the U.S. Documentary Directing Award in Park City, is a New York-set love story about life and art that explores the 40-year marriage of painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko.

Dogwoof has picked up all UK rights, with a theatrical release slated for November. The deal was brokered by K5′s partner for sales and marketing Carl Clifton and Dogwoof head of distribution Oli Harbottle.

“From the stunning opening scene, this film stands out one of those special gems which stays with you long after viewing,” said Harbottle. “It’s a fantastic addition to the ever-broadening Dogwoof catalog.”

Cutie and the Boxer was acquired by RADiUS-TWC for North America and France shortly after its Sundance win in January. In April, it won the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award at Full Frame.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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