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BidSlate, Passion River ink educational distribution deal

Four documentaries are the first titles released to the educational marketplace as part of a distribution deal between global content rights platform BidSlate and Passion River Films. Anchoring the slate will ...
April 6, 2018

Four documentaries are the first titles released to the educational marketplace as part of a distribution deal between global content rights platform BidSlate and Passion River Films.

Anchoring the slate will be the military-focused films Mile Marker from Korey Rowe and Delay Deny Hope You Die from Gregory W. Lovett, as well as Emmy-nominated documentary-maker Sally Rowe’s Old Dog and Josh Rothstein’s Dukale’s Dream.

Mile Marker serves as a 2018 documentary that looks at PTSD from the point of view of director Korey Rowe, a two-tour veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, and is the first BidSlate-produced film. Delay Deny Hope You Die, meanwhile, is a 2017 doc on soldiers getting sick from exposure to open-air burn-pits.

The remaining two docs are Rowe’s Old Dog (pictured), about a New Zealand farmer and his team of sheep dogs; and Rothstein’s Dukale’s Dream, following actor Hugh Jackman’s unlikely friendship with an Ethiopian coffee farmer.

“We especially look forward to bringing BidSlate’s compelling catalog to communities who don’t traditionally have easy accessibility to high-end indie content,” said Mat Levy, head of acquisitions for Passion River Films, in a statement.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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