Dogwoof Acquires Tribeca Dog Documentary ‘Stray’ (EXCLUSIVE)


March 26, 2020 10: 00AM PT

London-primarily based documentary distributor Dogwoof has acquired canine documentary “Stray,” which was slated to bow at April’s now-postponed Tribeca Movie Competition.
The doc specialist has picked up earth legal rights to the Turkey-set movie, which also marks Dogwoof’s initially pet-centric documentary.
The doc can take a canine’s eye-view of the streets of Istanbul, and follows 3 canines — Zeytin, Nazar and Kartel — as they roam the metropolis, presenting a unique take on Istanbul and its inhabitants. The dogs’ life ultimately intersect when they bond with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them.

The deal was brokered by Oli Harbottle, head of distribution and acquisitions at Dogwoof, functioning right with the filmmakers. Dogwoof will be presenting the film to purchasers in the coming weeks with a check out of releasing the film in cinemas this drop.
“Stray” was directed, shot and edited by Elizabeth Lo and developed by Lo and Shane Boris. Meanwhile, co-producers include Ceylan Carhoglu and Zeynep Köprülü, while government producer is Ina Fichman.

Lo reported: “I’m thrilled to get the job done with Dogwoof to bring ‘Stray’ out into the world, particularly in this time of uncertainty. I satisfied Dogwoof a few decades back at IFP Movie 7 days right before ‘Stray’ had even begun generation and was impressed by their do the job ethic and enthusiasm.
“I like the clear affinity amongst Dogwoof and ‘Stray’s’ canine subject matter, and am honored to be a aspect of a catalogue that is stuffed with so much inspiring non-fiction cinema.”
Dogwoof’s Harbottle extra: “‘Stray’ is a well timed reminder of how canine are man’s very best buddy to see us by these unsure times. Elizabeth’s debut feature marks her out as a actual expertise to view with this spectacular sensorial working experience subsequent our three lovely primary people.”
Lo’s perform has performed at additional than 100 movie festivals and has gained quite a few awards. Her short movies include things like “Hotel 22” (2015), “Bisonhead” (2016), “Mother’s Day” (2017), “The Disclosure President” (2016), “Notes from Buena Vista” (2016). “Stray” is her characteristic movie debut.
“Stray” is not the first movie to focus on the stray animals of Istanbul. Ceyda Torun’s critically acclaimed 2016 documentary “Kedi” adopted the city’s felines, and grossed $five million worldwide.

Stray Teaser from Dogwoof Documentary on Vimeo.

London-primarily based documentary distributor Dogwoof has obtained canine documentary “Stray,” which was slated to bow at April’s now-postponed Tribeca Film Competition. The doc specialist has picked up earth legal rights to the Turkey-set film, which also marks Dogwoof’s first dog-centric documentary. The doc normally takes a canine’s eye-perspective of the streets of Istanbul, and follows three canines — […]

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