Gracie Otto’s debut feature [pictured] will make its market debut at EFM.
Dogwoof has acquired international sales rights to The Last Impresario.
Gracie Otto’s debut feature about legendary theatre producer Michael White will make its market debut at the upcoming EFM.
A UK theatrical release is planned for late 2014.
Producer Nicole O’Donohue brokered the deal with Dogwoof’s Vesna Cudic, head of TV sales and acquisitions.
White was behind theatre hits such as A Chorus Line and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, while he also championed John Cleese and introduced UK audiences to Yoko Ono, Pina Bausch and Barry Humphries.
He moved onto cinema with films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and John Waters’ Polyester.
Cudic commented: “We are always looking for inspirational stories about extraordinary individuals, films such as Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present or most recently Mike Myers’ Supermensch. The Last Impresario is a perfect addition to our slate.”
“I’m so pleased that Dogwoof shares our enthusiasm, and want to bring this gem of a tale to the world,” added Otto.
Associate produced by Naomi Watts, the film premiered at last year’s BFI London Film Festival.