EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit nabs doc I Am Big Bird [pictured].

UK sales outfit Kaleidoscope has picked up documentary I Am Big Bird, the story of Caroll Spinney, the man who has played Sesame Street’s Big Bird since 1969.

The deal covers worldwide distribution of all rights, excluding North America.

Chad N. Walker and Dave LaMattina of Copper Pot Pictures direct.

The film has played at a number of festivals including Hot Docs, AFI Docs and DOCNYC.

The deal was signed by Caroline Stern, director of sales and acquisition at Kaleidoscope, and Abby Davis at Preferred Content. 

Stern said: “We needed only to see the first few images from the film to fall in love with it.  But as the story of the little known man behind the feathers, it takes a compelling look at how artist and entertainer Caroll Spinney brought Big Bird to life - and how that shaped him and us, globally over the last 45 years”.

Kaleidoscope’s slate includes thriller The Last Survivors, monster horror Digging Up The Marrow, sci-fi action RPG, starring Rutger Hauer, and festive television special On Angel Wings based on the work of Michael Morpurgo.