‘Oceans’ nabs Sunny Side award

Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle's 'Apocalypse' win series prize

Gallic documentary feature “Oceans” and TV docu-series “Apocalypse” nabbed awards at the Sunny Side of the Doc event, taking place this week in La Rochelle.

Sunny Side bowed the awards this year in association with Mediametrie/Eurodata TV Worldwide, which surveyed 50 broadcasters to find the best-rated and highest-grossing docs worldwide.

Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud’s €50 million ($71.8 million) underwater exploration, “Oceans,” was a commercial and critical success, grossing $82.7 million worldwide and earning a Cesar for doc in the French film awards.

“It was a financial risk, and it is the proof that there are still producers around who are able to take the time for a film to be completed: It took four years of work,” Sunny Side of the Doc said in a statement.

“Oceans” beat Janus Metz’s “Armadillo,” Thomas Balmes’ “Babies,” Raed Andoni’s “Fix Me,” Josh Fox’s “Gasland,” Charles Ferguson’s “Inside Job,” Louie Psihoyos’ “The Cove” and Lucy Walker’s “Wasteland.”

Meanwhile, Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle’s “Apocalypse,” a six-part, WWII docu skein, featuring colorized archives, reached more than 17 million viewers in 18 countries including the U.K., Japan, Germany, Italy and Spain.

It was commissioned by pubcaster France Televisions. “Apocalypse” beat French docs, “The Game of Death,” “39-40, La Guerre des images” and “Le Mystere de la disparition des abeilles,” and two Danish docs, “The Dark Side of Chocolate” and “Armadillo.”

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