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Worldwide deal for Oz feature documentary

18 March 2014 5:51 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Producer Bridget Ikin sets off for Nepal next week to shoot a feature documentary knowing she has already scaled one mountain: a Us studio has bought worldwide rights to Sherpa: In the Shadow of the Mountain.

Co-produced by Ikin and John Maynard.s Felix Media and John Smithson of London-based Arrow Media, the film will follow an Everest expedition from the viewpoints of the Sherpas and their sometimes uneasy relationships with foreign climbers.

Writer/director Jennifer Peedom approached Smithson, who produced Touching the Void and 127 Hours. He agreed to serve as co-producer and introduced Ikin and Peedom to the Us studio.

That studio has yet to announce the deal but it guarantees worldwide cinema release excluding Australia and New Zealand, where Maynard and Rob Connolly.s Footprint Films retains the rights.

Peedom had been thinking about a docu on the Sherpas given the unrest among their ranks and the idea »

- Don Groves

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