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Dogwoof brings “Cameraperson” to UK, Ireland

UK documentary distributor Dogwoof has acquired the UK and Irish distribution rights to Kirsten Johnson’s award-winning Cameraperson. The 102-minute documentary, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, finds the cinematographer turning the lens on ...
November 9, 2016

UK documentary distributor Dogwoof has acquired the UK and Irish distribution rights to Kirsten Johnson’s award-winning Cameraperson.

The 102-minute documentary, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, finds the cinematographer turning the lens on herself and her work over the years for such directors as Laura Poitras and Michael Moore. 

Produced by Emmy Award-winner Marilyn Ness of Big Mouth Productions, the project was previously acquired by New York sales house Janus Films for distribution in North America.

Abigail E. Disney exec produced the film alongside Emmy Award–winning Gini Reticker, who serves as chief creative officer of Fork Films.

The agreement was negotiated between Dogwoof’s Oli Harbottle and CAT&Docs.

Dogwoof will release to UK and Irish audiences in quarter one 2017.

Since its debut at Sundance, Cameraperson has screened at True/False, SXSW, Full Frame and Sheffield Doc/Fest where it picked up the Grand Jury Award.

Cameraperson is a wonderfully inventive insight into one filmmaker’s personal journey which simultaneously manages to raise numerous questions about the role and responsibility of documentary as a whole,” said Harbottle in a statement. “The film is rightly getting a lot of attention and praise and is the perfect way to kick off our 2017 release slate.”

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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