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Zodiak acquires “10-Stone Testicles”

Zodiak Rights has secured international distribution rights to Channel 4's ratings hit about a Las Vegas resident who lives with a rare and mysterious illness that doctors refer to as scrotal elephantiasis.
June 26, 2013

Distributor Zodiak Rights has picked up the international distribution rights for The Man with the 10-Stone Testicles.

The 60-minute documentary was a hit with British viewers when it aired on Channel 4 earlier this week. An average of 3.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the story of 49-year-old Las Vegas resident Wesley Warren Jr. (pictured below), who lives with a rare and mysterious illness that doctors refer to as scrotal elephantiasis or scrotal lymphedema.

His swollen scrotum is so large it has left him unable to wear pants, walk normally, work, drive, have sex or sit down without the aid of a milk crate. The Firecracker Films-produced doc chronicles Warren’s daily struggles and follows him as he undergoes a potentially life-or-death operation to cure the ailment.

“What’s particularly impressive about the documentary is that aside from being a huge ratings and social media hit, it’s also one of the most sensitively observed and moving single films of the year – and one of the best reviewed,” said Andreas Lemos, Zodiak’s VP of factual acquisitions and programming, in a statement.

“This is sure to be one of the most talked about films in many broadcasters’ schedules this year, and we are already encountering huge interest in the title.”

Zodiak will distribute the film internationally under the title The Man With the World’s Biggest Testicles.

The Man With The 10-Stone Testicles
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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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