EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit acquires international rights to doc about late golf legend.

Salt has picked up worldwide sales rights, excluding Spain, to Seve Ballesteros documentary Seve.

Produced by Stephen Evans, Jonathan Evans and Romilly Evans of Renaissance Films, John-Paul Davidson directs the story of the Spanish golf legend.

The documentary charts Ballesteros’ early life learning to play golf with a broken club on the beach of his small home town to becoming the youngest ever Open champion of the modern era. The charismatic Spaniard went on to win the Masters, five majors and become world number one. 

In 2011, Ballesteros died aged 54 following a battle with brain cancer.

Filming has recently completed in Spain on the film, which is a combination of archive footage and dramatic reconstruction, and was with the support of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.

Executive producers are Roger Corbi and Yan Fisher of Fish/Corb Films.

Oscar-nominated Tariq Anwar (The King’s Speech) is editor and Oscar-winner Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love) is the composer.