EXCLUSIVE: The Film Sales Company head Andrew Herwitz will introduce buyers in Toronto in September to the New Zealand mystery-thriller White Lies and documentary When Jews Were Funny.

The sales agent holds worldwide rights excluding Australia/New Zealand to White Lies, aka Tuakiri Huna [pictured].

Dana Rotberg directed South Pacific Pictures’ Maori and English production about the unlikely relationship between three women: a Maori medicine woman, a posh Englishwoman who comes to see her as her last hope, and the lady’s maid who acts as go-between.

Whirimako Black, Rachel House and Antonia Prebble star in the film, based on a novella by Whale Rider author Witi Ihimaera. Madman released White Lies in Australia/New Zealand.

The Film Sales Company holds worldwide rights to When Jews Were Funny, a documentary directed by Alan Zweig and produced by Jesse Ikeman and Jeff Glickman that explores Jewish comedians doing their ‘schtick’.

The comedy concert film attempts to answer why Jewish humour is unique and why Jews make great storytellers.