U.S. producer-distributor Submarine and London-based distributor Dogwoof are to represent the forthcoming documentary, The Immortal Diana Kennedy.
The Elizabeth Carroll-directed film – co-produced by Submarine’s Dan Braun and David Koh, along with Dogwoof CEO Anna Godas - delves into the world of the 92-year-old British chef (pictured) who is internationally regarded as an authority on Mexican cuisine.
The New York-headquartered distributor has pre-sold foreign rights and UK distribution rights to Dogwoof Films, while Canadian rights have gone to Films We Like. Submarine, meanwhile, represents U.S. rights to the film.
The food doc – which is currently shooting and will be finished late next year – is a profile of Kennedy, who is the author of eight cookbooks and a staunch environmentalist. She was decorated with an Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government in 1982, made a member of the Order of the British Empire in 2002, and was last year inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.
“Over the course of her 60 years of research on the cuisines of Mexico, Diana has entertained chefs and diplomats from around the world, including Prince Charles, in her Zitácuaro kitchen, and has mastered the country’s food above all else,” reads a release from Submarine.
The deals were negotiated by Submarine’s Koh and Braun along with Dogwoof’s Godas and Films We Like president Ron Mann.