Mark Austin’s Breakaway Media and Pamela Rosenberg’s Hemisphere Productions in association with First Hand Films are handling worldwide sales on the documentary, which will screen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January.
Dani Menkin directed and Judith Manssen-Ramon produced the film, which premiered at Hot Docs in Canada and has sold to Channel 4 for the UK and Arte for Germany and France. It screened recently at MIPDOC.
Dolphin Boy chronicles the story of an Arab-Israeli boy traumatised by a beating who undergoes therapy with a dolphin based in Israel.
Menkin’s previous film 39 Pounds Of Love won the Israeli Academy Award for best documentary in 2005.