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.
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.