London-based documentary distributor and international sales agent Dogwoof has acquired director Chris Martin’s feature Under The Wire for global sales outside of the U.S., and for UK distribution.
Under the Wire is based on the book of the same title by Paul Conroy, which tells the story of Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy’s mission to Homs, Syria in February 2012 to cover the plight of trapped Syrian civilians under siege by their own government. When Syrian Army artillery fire killed Colvin at the international media center, Conroy had to find a way to make it out alive despite being critically injured.
Produced by Arrow Media co-founder Tom Brisley and Arrow in association with Vice Films, Under The Wire will make its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and its international premiere at AFI Docs in June, before being rolled out in theatres across Britain and the U.S. in the fall.
Under the Wire is supported by History Films in association with A&E IndieFilms, the British Film Institute with National Lottery funding and BBC4 doc strand ‘Storyville’. Molly Thompson is executive producer for History Films. Mary Burke is executive producer for the BFI. Emma Loach and Mandy Chang are executive producers for the BBC, and Eddy Moretti and Ben Anderson serve as executive producers for Vice Films.
“It’s exciting for A&E’s distribution arm to be working with Dogwoof on this project,” said Richard Tulk-Hart, MD international distribution and coproductions, A+E Networks, in a statement. “They are renowned for being a global force in the documentary industry, bringing only the highest of quality programs to life. This partnership allows Under the Wire to reach its full potential and be enjoyed by audiences all over the world.”