The film gets its world premiere at Sundance this weekend and focuses on an internationally renowned four-year-old painter who sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art before her father was accused of having a hand in the paintings.
The deal combines the rights acquisition with an equity investment allowing all parties to decide the best possible future plans for the film in all distribution platforms.
'It's a perfect fit for A&E IndieFilms and our strategy to invest in feature documentaries at every stage and bring them to audiences in theatres, on video and, of course, on television' Bob DeBitetto, executive vice president and general manager of A&E Network, said.
'A&E IndieFilms has co-produced several of my recent favorite documentaries, and I'm delighted to be in these films' company,' Bar-Lev said. 'This deal will allow me to pay back my parents, my friends, my parents' friends, and my Aunt Nell - a turn of events that I'm sure none of them ever expected. I'm looking forward to holding my head high at future holidays and family events.'
The deal was brokered by Submarine and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and A&E Network's DeBitetto, Robert Sharenow, senior vice president of non fiction and alternative programming, and Molly Thompson, director of programming at A&E IndieFilms.