Global broadcasters in the UK, Germany and Japan have picked up docs from Los Angeles-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment.
Channel 5 in the UK and Fujisankei Commuications Japan acquired Walt: The Man Behind the Myth, a doc that celebrates the life and career of Walt Disney with exclusive footage and over 50 interviews with celebrities, directors, and animators. Presented by Diane Disney Miller, Walt’s daughter, and narrated by Dick Van Dyke, this film is filled with never-before-seen home footage shot by Disney himself.
Docs de Cologne in Germany picked up four documentaries from GRB. They’re listed below along with descriptions provided by GRB:
- Until Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story (pictured) is an investigative doc about the mysterious death of a four-year-old from Texas named Andrew Burd who died of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder and sent to prison for life. But was this churchgoing young woman a vicious child killer? Or had the tragedy claimed its second victim?
- Babies Behind Bars highlights the lives of female inmates at Washington Corrections Center in a remarkable program allowing them to raise their babies while they serve time. Follow Kristie Ebey, a newly incarcerated mother, as she fights to get into the program and Margaret Taggert who is just leaving the program with her toddler, facing the outside world for the first time as a single mother.
- Confessions of a Superhero follows the lives of three mortal men and one woman who make their living working as superhero characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. This deeply personal view into the daily routines of these characters reveals their hardships, and triumphs, as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame.
- I Cloned My Pet chronicles a group of dedicated pet lovers who lost their loyal canines, but go to extremes to bring them back to life, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to clone their pets, alienating family members, and risking other meaningful relationships along the way.