Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Acquries Sundance Winner 'Kate Plays Christine'

Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Acquries Sundance Winner 'Kate Plays Christine'

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Documentary Kate Plays Christine, which screens at Berlin Film Festival tonight (Feb 15), has been snapped up for international sales and UK distribution by Dogwoof.

The film, which won director Robert Greene the US Documentary Award for Writing at this year's Sundance Film Festival, was secured by in a deal with New York-based production company 4th Row Films.

UK-based Dogwoof will present the film to buyers at the European Film Market (EFM) this week. The agreement excludes North America.

Described as a "blend of documentary and psychological thriller", the film follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to portray the role of Christine Chubbuck, a real-life news reporter who killed herself on national television in 1974.

Producers are Susan Bedusa and Douglas Tirola for 4thRow Films and executive producer is Christos V. Konstantakopoulos.

Oli Harbottle, head of distribution at Dogwoof, said: "Robert Greene is one of the most interesting filmmakers working in the documentary space at the moment, and we are always ready to champion those filmmakers looking to push the boundaries of the genre. …

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