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Sideways Film, Alleycats to explore “Trophy Hunters”

Public Franco-German TV network ARTE have commissioned Northern Irish prodco Alleycats to produce big game hunting doc Trophy Hunters. Directed by Des Henderson, the film will feature an in-depth look into ...
November 21, 2016

Public Franco-German TV network ARTE have commissioned Northern Irish prodco Alleycats to produce big game hunting doc Trophy Hunters.

Directed by Des Henderson, the film will feature an in-depth look into the hidden world of big game hunters and the Dallas Safari Club, following the huntsmen from the auction room floor to the African continent.

The doc, which was pitched to ARTE by London-based distributor Sideways Film, will examine whether hunting endangered animals assists in the species survival through various conservation funding efforts.

Alleycats’ Ed Stobart is to produce the film with Sideways Film’s Kazz Basma, who is listed as executive producer.

The rights to the film have already pre-sold to VGTVNorway, Polsat in Poland, Yes Docu Israel and French-speaking Canada via Télé-Québec Canada.

Sideways Film will be at IDFA this week seeking further broadcast partners on the documentary.

Based in Derry, Northern Ireland, Alleycats has produced such award-winning documentary features as How To Defuse A Bomb: The Project Children Story, Helluva Country and Keepin ‘Er Country.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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