The incredible story of British yachtswoman Tracy Edwards, Maiden, the latest acquisition to our slate.
Directed by the BAFTA-winning Alex Holmes Maiden is the against-all-odds story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
The deal, which was brokered between Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution & Acquisitions, and Victoria Gregory of New Black Films, marks the second feature New Black Films and Dogwoof have worked together on following the acquisition and UK release of James Erskine’s The Ice King earlier this year.
Dogwoof will handle all sales, across all platforms with a UK release planned for early 2019. Maiden will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival joining Mark Cousins' epic Women Make Film.
Tracy Edwards said, “It's wonderful to see our story told in such an honest and emotionally powerful way on the big screen. It really captures the spirit of our amazing journey with all its highs and lows. This film will inspire anyone who watches it.”
Oli Harbottle adds, “It feels like a great time for the rousing story of Tracy Edwards and her all-female crew to get the big screen treatment, and Alex has crafted together a fantastic film to capture all the drama of that groundbreaking Whitbread Race all those years ago. We're very happy to be continuing our relationship with New Black Films to get this story out there alongside the boat's relaunch at the end of this year.”