London-based distributor Silverkite Media has appointed two sales execs and picked up a pair of documentaries for distribution.
Elina Kewitz, of Cologne-based distributor New Docs, will represent Silverkite’s catalog of programs in Germany and German-speaking Europe; while David Seeler undertakes catalog program sales in Canada, including the French-language markets.
Seeler, the founder of Toronto’s Big Barn Productions, will also help Silverkite’s UK producers set up UK-Canadian co-pros.
Silverkite has also acquired two documentaries for distribution. Keiko: The Untold Story is an hour-long documentary follows the star of the movie Free Willy as the only captive Orca whale to be released back into the wild.
The distributor will represent the Joshua Records-helmed documentary worldwide in conjunction with Ilyssa Goodman.
Silverkite has also secured the 90-minute film Butterfly Girl (pictured above) – Cary Bell’s documentary about teenager Abbie Evans’ struggle with a life-threatening skin disease.
Silverkite will represent the doc – which debuted earlier this year at South By Southwest in Texas – in all territories outside North America.