25 Sep Limonero Films strikes deal with Netflix
London, 25 September 2018 – TBI Magazine – Manori Ravindran
UK distributor Limonero Films has struck a raft of deals for HIV documentary Lovesick, including BBC Arabic, German channel Planete and Netflix.
The streaming giant has picked up the film (1 x 74 minutes; 1 x 52 minutes), which tells the story of the trailblazing doctor who discovered HIV in India, for Southeast Asia and India.
The film has also sold into Germany’s Planete HD, as well as BBC Arabic, which picked up Sight: The Story of Vision (1 x 55 minutes), a 4K science doc narrated by Sir Elton John; Trisha Ziff´s latest film Witkin and Witkin (1 x 93 minutes); and The Subversives (1 x 70 minutes; 1 x 52 minutes), the story of 1970s UN Human Rights director Theo Van Boven.
Meanwhile, Limonero has also sold three series of Inside the Storm: Back from the Brink (12 x 60 minutes) into more than 20 territories worldwide, including Germany’s ZDF, France’s Canal +, RTL Netherlands and Amazon for Australia and New Zealand.
The distributor, which was founded by managing director Pamela Martinez Martinez in 2016, is launching a number of titles at next month’s Mipcom market, including Make Productions’ Edible Wild (6 x 30 minutes), immigration doc Winter In Europe (1 x 70 minutes), Dartmouth Films’ The Atom and Us (1 x 52 minutes) and feature doc The Artist & The Pervert (1 x 96 minutes).
Martinez Martinez said: “As we enter into our third year of business, I am very proud of the eclecticism of titles in our catalogue. In this very competitive media landscape, Limonero Films wants to offer real support and transparency to our producers, and the best quality factual entertainment, and documentaries to international broadcasters.”