UK-based sales firm MetFilm Sales has acquired worldwide sales rights excluding US, Germany and France to Thomas von Steinaecker’s documentary Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer.
The German-UK co-production had its world premiere at Telluride Film Festival in September, before going on to play Cologne, IDFA, Cork and Santa Barbara film festivals.
Radical Dreamer combines archive material and interviews with both German director Herzog, and collaborators including Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman and Werner’s wife Lena Herzog.
It is presented by US studio Wavelength, and produced by the UK’s Spring Films and Germany’s 3B-Produktion in association with Hot Docs Partners.
Written and directed by German journalist-filmmaker von Steinaecker, Radical Dreamer is produced by Andre Singer, Bernhard von Hulsen and Maria Willer; and executive produced by Jenifer Westphal and Joe Plummer for Wavelength, Figs Jackman and Chris Smith for Spring Films and Vijay Vaidyanathan.
UK production and sales firm MetFilm expanded into distribution in September last year with the acquisition of Zak Brilliant’s Republic Film Distribution, with Brilliant now running MetFilm Sales and the new distribution arm.