Dogwoof Picks Up Tracey Edwards’ Sailing Doc ‘Maiden’ Ahead Of Toronto Premiere

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Dogwoof has picked up sailing feature doc Maiden ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The London-based sales agent has taken worldwide rights to the doc, which tells the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

It will present the film to buyers at Tiff with a UK release planned for early 2019. The deal was done between Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution and Acquisitions for Dogwoof with Victoria Gregory of New Black Films. It is the second New Black Films picture that Dogwoof has sold following James Erskine’s The Ice King earlier this year.

Directed by Alex Holmes, who made Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story and drama House of Saddam, it is produced by New Black Films’ Victoria Gregory, who line produced Senna,
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