Submarine, Dogwoof take Peedom’s “Mountain”

Submarine Entertainment and Dogwoof have jointly acquired the domestic and worldwide rights to Mountain, the follow-up to Sherpa from director Jennifer Peedom (pictured).
November 24, 2015

Submarine Entertainment and Dogwoof have jointly acquired domestic and worldwide rights to Mountain, the follow-up to Sherpa from director Jennifer Peedom (pictured).

The doc is a collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and looks “at the troubled and triumphant history of our timeless fascination with mountains” by juxtaposing music and visuals, producers said in a statement.

Peedom will cut both feature-length and IMAX versions of the doc, which is in production. Submarine and Dogwoof will handle domestic and worldwide sales for both versions and sales agents from the two companies are showing a reel to buyers during the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) this week.

The deal excludes Australia, New Zealand and German-speaking territories. Madman Entertainment is distributing the doc in Australia and New Zealand.

Peedom also serves as Mountain‘s writer and producer. Jo-Anne McGowan is also producing and Mountains of the Mind author Robert Macfarlane will narrate.

Jennifer Peedom’s previous film, Sherpa, focuses on Mount Everest’s Sherpa community following the deadly April 2014 avalanche that killed 16 of its members. Discovery Channel and Discovery Networks International will air the film globally next year.

Submarine and Dogwoof previously teamed up on the docs Dior & I, Blackfish and Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. Their current roster of projects in production or post-production include Chris Burden: Double Bind; Yayoi Kusama: a Life in Polka Dots; The Immortal Diana Kennedy; and Heady Days –  about actor and inventor Hedy Lamarr.

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