Distribution360 has announced the addition of new food and adventure programming to its catalogue, following deals with two new Canadian production partners Black Rhino Creative and Campside Productions.
Diane Rankin, Distribution360’s SVP rights comments: “Both Black Rhino Creative and Campside Productions are small, creative producers, passionate about telling authentic and meaningful new stories about Canada. We are delighted to now be in a position to share their unique work with the world and find great homes with international broadcasters and platforms keen to engage their viewers with interesting new content, especially during the current crisis."
"Red Chef Revival" (6x30), produced by Black Rhino Creative, capitalises on the current interest in authentic cooking and travel by following three high-profile Indigenous Canadian chefs as they leave their kitchens behind to explore the cuisine of their native culture. The chefs, New York Times-featured Cezin Nottaway, Top Chef finalist Rich Francis and Chopped finalist Shane Chartrand, journey from Fort McMurray to the Nemiah Valley, meeting fellow Indigenous people and learning to cook new recipes with ingredients you won’t find in any cookbook.
From Campside Productions, D360 has acquired its new feature documentary, "Into the Arctic: Awakening" (1x75), featuring artist and explorer Cory Trépanier as he completes his Arctic odyssey on journeys of discovery in some of Canada’s most spectacular wilderness landscapes.
D360 has also acquired the previous two films in this series: "Into the Arctic" (1x60) and "Into the Arctic II" (1x90), the dramatic stories of Trépanier’s first legs of his multi-year quest to explore and paint the vast wilderness of the Canadian Arctic. A fourth film, "Truewild: Kluane" (1x90), makes up the package. This tracksTrépanier as he straps an easel to his back and steps into the Yukon’s Kluane National Park & Reserve for a month, aiming to capture its untamed beauty on canvas. The films work as standalone titles or can be packaged together as a series.
“'Red Chef Revival' is like no other cookery show I’ve seen, and a true celebration of Canada’s Indigenous population, while 'Cory Trepanier' is an exciting artist and who succeeds in showcasing the breath-taking Canadian wilderness – from its icy peaks to dense forests - through an intriguing new lens,” added Rankin.
Both Black Rhino Creative and Campside Productions are small, creative producers, passionate about telling authentic and meaningful new stories about Canada” Diane Rankin Distribution360’s SVP rights