Independent finalises AFM deals in key markets for music documentary, executive produced by Amy director Asif Kapadia.


London-based sales outfit Independent Film Sales has finalised a number of deals on its untitled Oasis documentary.

Deals have closed in Germany and Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Italy (Lucky Red), Australia/NZ (Madman), Canada (D Films), Hong Kong (Edko), South Korea (Cine Lux), Thailand (Move Matters, Documentary Club) and Taiwan (MovieCloud).

A deal in Japan, a popular market for the iconic UK band, is understood to be in the works.

As revealed by Screen on Monday, Lorton Distribution will partner with eOne on the film’s release in the UK.

Lorton, founded by city financier Julian Bird, is set to release the film theatrically with eOne handling all other rights in the UK and Ireland.

Director Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo) has begun working on the film which is due to feature “unprecedented” access and unseen archive footage.

Mint Pictures’ Fiona Neilson and Nemperor’s Simon Halfon will produce alongside On the Corner’s James Gay Rees (Amy). Asif Kapadia, director of Amy and Senna, is executive producer.

The film is set to chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s Manchester-based band.

Three years later, Oasis released their first album Definitely Maybe, which became the fastest-selling debut album in British history to date.