Seville International has sold all U.S. rights to thedocumentary film Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, directed by Sam Dunn,Scot McFadyen and Jessica Joy Wise to Warner.
Thedocumentary, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International FilmFestival on September 14, follows Sam Dunn, a professional anthropologist andlong-time heavy metal fan, as he searches for the source of the mythologysurrounding this music that is maligned by some and adored by millions.
It features stars such as Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), RobZombie, Alice Cooper, Arch Enemy, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Geddy Lee(Rush).
"We are thrilled to have Warner aboard this film. Warner's strength in music andindependent film made them the ideal distribution partner for this film in theU.S. market," David Reckziegel, executive producer and Seville Picturesco-president.
"Warner Home Video is excited to be distributing thisunique documentary in the US," said Jeff Brown, WHV senior vice presidentand general manager, non-theatrical franchise. "Metal: A Headbanger'sJourney is destined to become one of the great music documentaries and hasthe caliber to become a cult favorite."
Seville International will be handling international saleson the film and Seville Pictures is planning a spring theatrical release acrossCanada followed by a DVD release through Warner Home Video Canada.