EXCLUSIVE: Documentary about legendary Israeli producers sells to France, Japan and Australia.
Hilla Medalia’s feature documentary The Go-Go Boys, capturing the life and times of legendary Israeli producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, has been racking up sales following its premiere in Cannes Classics.
Paris-based Other Angle has sold it France (Paradis Film), Japan (Nikkatsu Corporation) and Australia (Champion Pictures) and is close to sealing deals for the UK and Germany.
Both Golan and Globus were in town for the documentary’s packed out premiere last week followed by a party at their spiritual Cannes home of the Carlton, where they did business for more than 20 years.
The company has also sealed deals on hit French, found-footage comedy hit Babysitting in which a young employee trashes his boss’s house when he is asked to babysit for the weekend.
The picture, which has drawn 1.7m spectators in France, has sold to Spain (Inopia Films), Hungary (Cinetel), Turkey (Cinetv).
Other Angle also revealed it has started pre-sales on on actor Nael Marandan’s debut feature Only The Night Remains.
A thriller revolving around a prostitute and her daughter living in Paris’ bohemian eastern neighbourhood of Belleville, it is set to star Andre Wilms.
It is produced by Marie Genin of Folamour Productions, which has documentary Les Gens du Monde, which premiered with a Special Screening at Cannes.