We're announcing a slew of deals for Academy® Award front-runner and Amazon Studios film, City of Ghosts, directed by Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) studying the citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS). Following highly acclaimed theatrical releases in the USA (Amazon Studios / IFC Films) and the UK (Dogwoof) where the film was showered with critical and audience praise, the latest deals will see the film open in several significant world territories.
The deals brokered by Dogwoof cover Australia and New Zealand (Madman); Japan (Uplink); Benelux (Periscoop); Poland (Mayfly); Singapore (Anticipate Pictures); Turkey (Filmarti); and Thailand (Documentary Club) France ( Films Distribution ) Italy ( Koch Media). Previous sales include NonStop (Scandinavia) where the film will be released in September.
Directed, produced and filmed by Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman, City of Ghosts was exec produced by Academy Award®-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Darkside), Molly Thompson, Elaine Frontain Bryant, David Fialkow, Stacey Offman, Rob Sharenow and Maiken Baird. It was co- produced by Matthew Hamacheck, Joedan Okun, Maya Seidler, and Juan Camilo Cruz.
City of Ghosts made its World Premiere at Sundance where it took the Candescent Award and has since won the Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest; The Fritz Gerlich Prize in Munich; the Politikens Audience Award at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen; and played at Tribeca and Hotdocs.