Goldcrest Films International has picked up world sales rights toAndrew Walton's documentary Arctic Son, which explores the themes of family and self-reliance inthe Canadian Yukon region.

The production from New York-based media company Arts Engine Incand Big Mouth Films will receive its world premiere at the Full FrameDocumentary Film Festival in North Carolina on Apr 9.

Dallas Brennan Rexer and Elizabeth Mandel produced and Goldcrest'sNick Quested served as executive producer with Arts Engine's Katy Chevigny.

Quested, Seth Carmichael and Patty Tapanes of Goldcrest negotiatedthe deal with Rexer for Arts Engine and Big Mouth Films.

Arctic Sonchronicles the life and ways of the Old Crow community and Walton undertook theproject at the behest of his late friend and former community chief JohnnyAbel.

"Knowing that a gun was always within arm's reach made merealise that I was in a very different place," Walton said. "Old Crowand the Canadian Arctic are like nowhere else I've been and the people are likefew I've ever met."

Arts Engine is planning a nationwide outreach and distributioncampaign including strategic screenings at conferences and community events.

London-based Goldcrest Films International recently acquired allrights excluding the US and Israel to Dani Menkin's documentary 39 Pounds OfLove.