High Point Media Group, independent distribution and sales company, is launching a specialist non-fiction label for the first time.
The launch of High Point Horizons follows the company’s acquisition of worldwide rights to Anton Corbijn profile, Shadow Play. The film, directed by Josh Whiteman, looks at the life and career of Corbijn, a legendary music photographer and director of the recent biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, Control.
The documentary includes contributions from the late Tony Wilson, the former manager of Joy Division, U2 lead singer Bono and actor Sam Riley, who played Curtis in Control. It has been produced by Jason Byrne for Heart Productions in Australia and will screen at this week’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
High Point founder Carey Fitzgerald said that the company planned to consolidate its slate of fact-based fare under the Horizons label. Carl Simons, the company’s head of production and acquisitions, will be seeking new commercial documentaries in Sheffield.
High Point has handled a number of documentaries over its 20 year history including Balkans conflict film, 2 Hours From London, and Portuguese music documentary, Mariza And The Story Of Fado, which Simons produced.