eOne Films International has taken worldwide rights except Canada to Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s upcoming documentary. Mongrel Media will distribute in Canada.
“We’re delighted to secure international sales rights for Watermark and add it to our strong offering in advance of TIFF,” said eOne Films International evp Charlotte Mickie, who handles all sales except Canada.
“It’s exciting to work with insightful films that expose important and timely universal issues.”
Following their triumph with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Burtynsky and filmmaker Baichwal reunite on Sixth Wave Productions’ Watermark to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted water.
Baichwal directs and Burtynsky serves as executive producer alongside Daniel Iron. Sixth Wave’s Nicholas de Pencier serves as a producer on the film while Daniel Iron also serves as an executive producer.
“eOne’s enthusiasm for Watermark, as well as their sensitivity to its unique blend of artistic and environmental themes, make them the perfect partner for us in a competitive and ever-changing distribution landscape,” said de Pencier.
Mickie negotiated the deal with de Pencier for Sixth Wave.