Earth-Touch moves into third party sales with “A Dog’s Life”

South African wildlife documentary producer Earth-Touch has acquired Kim Wolhuter's A Dog's Life for third party distribution.
May 10, 2011

South African wildlife documentary producer Earth-Touch has acquired Kim Wolhuter’s A Dog’s Life, the first move into third party distribution for the company.

The one-hour documentary tells the story of the ancient and under-appreciated wild dogs of South Africa. Filmed over four years and combining wildlife cinematography with a first-person approach, the film focuses on a pack of wild dogs in Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Reserve.

“Wild dogs, like hyenas, get unjustifiably bad press,” Wolhuter said. “In some areas people consider wild dogs vermin, but they deserve a lot more credit. I’m trying to increase awareness of the dogs’ true character, and to spread the word about their critically endangered status.”

Chris Fletcher, Earth-Touch’s director of programming and sales and executive producer of the film, said, “Our third party acquisition strategy is focused on the top end of the market and we are always looking for product which will complement our own in-house productions. Taking Kim’s unique and moving film to international broadcasters will highlight the desperate situation currently facing wild dogs in Africa.”

A Dog’s Life will be launched at MIPCOM 2011.

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