Hat Trick Int’l pens deals for “Rainforest,” “Skint”

The London-based distributor has secured a raft of sales for Keo Films-produced factual titles I Bought My Own Rainforest (pictured) and Skint.
March 20, 2015

London-based distributor Hat Trick International has secured a raft of sales for Keo Films-produced factual titles I Bought My Own Rainforest (pictured) and Skint.

The former series (3 x 60 minutes) – in which wildlife photographer Charlie Hamilton Jones buys a piece of land in the Peruvian Amazon over the phone – has been sold to Blue Ant (Canada), RTL (Germany), VARA (Holland), SVT (Sweden), Animal Planet (U.S.), SBS (Australia) and NRK (Norway), alongside a pan regional deal with MTG for CEE and Scandinavia.

I Bought My Own Rainforest first aired on BBC2 in the UK in 2014.

Elsewhere, sales have been secured for the third series of Keo Films’ Skint (4 x 60 minutes), which examines how people survive long-term unemployment. Originally produced by Channel 4, the series has been acquired by SBS Australia, Prime New Zealand and TV3 Ireland.

“Our representation deal with Keo Films continues to enable us to showcase a host of intelligent, thought-provoking documentaries to the international market,” said Sarah Tong, director of sales at Hat Trick International, in a statement. “We’re very pleased to announce this new round of deals which are a great example of the global relevancy and adaptability of Keo’s factual entertainment content.”

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