Toronto-based Tricon Films and Television has secured a raft of global sales for the crime series To Catch a Killer (pictured) and I Didn’t Do It, as well as the documentaries Metal Evolution and Inocente.
The 8 x 60-minute unsolved murder series To Catch a Killer was picked up by AMC Networks and CBS Reality UK and EMEA, The History Channel Germany and Foxtel/Crime & Investigation Australia, while the 7 x 60-minute I Didn’t Do It – which explores stories about the wrongfully convicted - was sold to Canal D for French Canada and AMC Networks and CBS Reality EMEA.
Elsewhere, heavy metal music series Metal Evolution (11 x 60 minutes) was picked up by AMC Networks and Spektrum Central Europe, and was also renewed by Sky Arts UK and ZDF Kultur Germany, while Lost Bones: In Search of Sitting Bull’s Grave (1 x 60 minutes) – on the search for the bones of a famous Sioux leader – was picked up by SBS/NiTV Australia and Foxtel/History Australia, which also acquired Paper Nazis (1 x 60 minutes).
Meanwhile, the feature-length doc Quality Balls, on the comeback of comedy icon David Steinberg, has been sold to Foxtel/Bio Australia, which also picked up Notman’s Camera (1 x 60 minutes), on photographer William Notman.
SBS/NiTV Australia bought The Medicine Line (13 x 30 minutes), on cinematographer Dave Guadet’s road trip focused on the art and history of Aboriginal peoples; Colour Me (1 x 60 minutes), about motivational speaker Anthony McLean’s search for what it means to be black; Seeking Salvation (2 x 60 minutes), which traces the history of the Black Church; Born 2 Run (1 x 60 minutes) on Jamaican sprinters; and Catfight (1 x 60 minutes), on the relationships between women.
In addition, doc short Inocente (1 x 40 minutes), about an artist’s tenuous relationship with her surroundings, was picked up by Knowledge Network Canada and Maori TV New Zealand, while car manufacturing two-parter Birth of a Car (2 x 60 minutes) was sold to Nitro Africa.
Finally, child welfare series Tough Love (2 x 52 minutes) was sold to Channel 8 Israel, while HRT Croatia picked up Garbage (1 x 60 minutes), about a family’s journey to see how their garbage affects the world.