Dogwoof hooks “Leviathan”

London-based distributor Dogwoof has signed an all-rights UK deal for Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor's acclaimed nautical documentary Leviathan (pictured).
July 15, 2013

London-based distributor Dogwoof has signed an all-rights UK deal for Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s acclaimed nautical documentary Leviathan (pictured).

The news comes after the avant-garde film, which is set aboard a fishing vessel as it navigates the waters off the coast of New England, picked up the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at last month’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The deal was brokered by the directors and Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof’s head of distribution. Leviathan will be the second film of Castaing-Taylor’s to be released by Dogwoof in the UK, after the company released Sweetgrass in 2011.

Harbottle said: “Leviathan is a completely unique cinema experience, and it has been great to see it getting the critical acclaim that such filmmaking warrants. We are so happy to be working with Lucien and Véréna after releasing the previous film Sweetgrass, and there are some fun alternative ideas already in the pipeline for an autumn release.”

In a joint statement, the directors added: “We’re delighted to be working with Dogwoof – their track record for documentary distribution speaks for itself.”

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