Dogwoof Global has sold Blackfish (pictured), a feature documentary about killer whales in captivity, to theatrical distributors, broadcasters and digital platforms in territories including Germany, Spain, France and the UK.
NFP has acquired Blackfish to debut theatrically in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, while Remain in Light picked up the theatrical rights for Benelux. Other theatrical deals include Karma picking up the film for Spain, Green Light for Iceland, and Zylo Films for France.
ARTE France picked up the TV rights for France and Germany, while RTS bought the Swiss French Rights, VMMA for Flemish audiences, and HBO Europe is set to air the film in Central Europe and the Balkans.
Dogwoof also brokered a deal with Netflix for UK, Scandinavian and Latin American platforms, while Jaguar Distribution landed the airline rights.
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a killer whale that was involved in the deaths of several persons while in captivity. The doc uses footage and interviews to go inside the sea-park industry, exploring losses of lives and the nature of the killer whale.
“Blackfish is an exciting film that will challenge our relationship with nature,” said NFP’s Christoph Ott. “Here at NFP marketing and distribution we’re so pleased to be able to present this essential film to our audiences.”