The production arm of ro*co films international is partnering with 1492 Pictures to adapt documentaries into narrative features.

The first project to go is legal drama Crime After Crime, Yoav Potash’s documentary which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

“We are very excited about working with ro*co and Yoav to adapt Crime After Crime into a dramatic feature film,” 1492 president Michael Barnathan said. “This extraordinary documentary has great potential as a narrative feature film.

“We have made films that began as ideas, books, plays, and screenplays. While this will be our first documentary-to-dramatic-feature adaptation project, we certainly hope it is not our last. ro*co has an uncanny ability to find and attract great documentary works and filmmakers.”

“At ro*co, we work with our filmmakers to maximize opportunities for their documentary films,” said ro*co films international founder and managing director Annie ROney said.

“That’s why we have partnerships with broadcasters in the US and abroad, as well as an educational division to create a different kind of box office in classrooms and on college campuses across the country. Finding the right partner to adapt these documentary narratives to the big screen was our next quest. Working with 1492 Pictures, we know that these real life stories will become celebrated motion pictures.”

Sue Turley negotiated the deal for ro*co films international with Barnathan for 1492 Pictures.

ro*co Films internaitonal’s sales slate at Sundance comprises The Atomic States Of America, The Invisible War, The Law In These Parts and We’re Not Broke.