Silverkite Media picks up “Keiko,” “Butterfly Girl”

Distributor Silverkite Media has made key sales appointments in Germany and Canada, while also picking up the docs Keiko: The Untold Story and Butterfly Girl (pictured).
July 10, 2014

London-based distributor Silverkite Media has appointed two sales execs and picked up a pair of documentaries for distribution.

Elina Kewitz, of Cologne-based distributor New Docs, will represent Silverkite’s catalog of programs in Germany and German-speaking Europe; while David Seeler undertakes catalog program sales in Canada, including the French-language markets.

Seeler, the founder of Toronto’s Big Barn Productions, will also help Silverkite’s UK producers set up UK-Canadian co-pros.

Silverkite has also acquired two documentaries for distribution. Keiko: The Untold Story is an hour-long documentary follows the star of the movie Free Willy as the only captive Orca whale to be released back into the wild.

The distributor will represent the Joshua Records-helmed documentary worldwide in conjunction with Ilyssa Goodman.

Silverkite has also secured the 90-minute film Butterfly Girl (pictured above) – Cary Bell’s documentary about teenager Abbie Evans’ struggle with a life-threatening skin disease.

Silverkite will represent the doc – which debuted earlier this year at South By Southwest in Texas – in all territories outside North America.

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