Dogwoof takes Jim Jarmusch’s Iggy Pop doc

The London-based distributor has acquired the UK rights to Jim Jarmusch's Cannes Festival-premiering documentary Gimme Danger (pictured), which chronicles the impact of Pop's seminal band The Stooges.
July 21, 2016

London-based distributor Dogwoof has acquired the UK rights to Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes Festival-premiering documentary Gimme Danger (pictured).

The 108-minute film chronicles the musical, cultural, historical and political impact of seminal Ann Arbor, Michigan punk band The Stooges, fronted by vocalist Iggy Pop, in the 1960s.

The visual essay encompasses exclusive interviews and never-before-released footage and images of The Stooges to navigate through the band’s rise, commercial challenges and its long-lasting legacy.

Dogwoof recently took its first steps into original content with the launch of its new production investment fund, TDog Productions.

Gimme Danger now joins a catalog of high-profile documentaries recently acquired by the London distributor, including Roger Ross Williams’ Sundance-winning feature Life, Animated, Jeff Feuerzeig’Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Eva Orner’Chasing Asylum, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’WeinerFenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, and Louis Black and Karen Bernstein’s Richard Linklater: dream is destiny.

“Jim Jarmusch meets Iggy Pop – it really doesn’t get much better than that,” said Dogwoof head of distribution Oli Harbottle in a statement. “We’re thrilled that Amazon have entrusted us with the UK release of Gimme Danger, and we look forward to working alongside them to bring the film to audiences later this year.”

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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 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.