K5 International has taken on international rights to Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary Buck.

Carl Clifton and Daniel Baur negotiated the deal for K5 and Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.

Madman has taken on Australian and New Zealand rights.

Deals are expected imminently for the UK and other European territories.

Cindy Meehl’s film has already been a box-office hit in the US, taking nearly $4m on release from IFC.

The film profiles Buck Brannaman (the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer), who overcame his tough childhood to developing an exceptional ability to tommunicate with troubled horses.

“With its simple and universal themes, this beautiful and inspiring film is a real crowd-pleaser and is sure to appeal to audiences around the world following on from its US release,” says K5’s Carl Clifton.

Producer Julie Goldman said: “Buck has received a remarkable response from audiences starting with our premiere at Sundance and continuing through its wide release across the US. We are delighted to team up with K5 to launch Buck in the international market.”

K5’s busy sales slate also includes Vehicle 19 starring Paul Walker, Voice From The Stone starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Harry Belafonte doc Sing Your Song, Bille August’s Night Train to Lisbon starring Jeremy Irons, and Todd Robinson’s Phantom starring Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.