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France’s Wide inks VOD deal with FilmDoo for U.K. and Ireland

Pact kicks-off with day and date release of Berlinale Generation contender “Supernova”

Paris-based production and sales company Wide has inked with new VOD platform FilmDoo to distribute in the U.K. and Ireland VOD market the film titles set up at Wide’s first-time directors sub-labels Eye on Films / Eye to Eye.

Deal kicks-off with Tamar Van Den Dop’s Berlinale Generation contender “Supernova,” about a teenage girl who wishes a car would crash into her home to spice up her humdrum existente. Pic is based on a novel by Flemish author Bo Van Ranst.

“Supernova” will have a day-and-date release later this year in U.K. and Ireland, with indie distrib Matchbox Films distributing in theatres and FilmDoo handling VOD.

Further titles under the pact includes Patric Chiha’s Beatrice Dalle-starrer love drama “Domaine” and Guillaume Giovanetti and Cagla Zencirci’s docu-drama “Noor,” about a teenage runaway taken under the wing of the Khusras, a Pakistan’s transgender community.

Although initially restricted to the U.K. and Irish VOD markets, the Wide-FilmDoo partnership aims to expand to other English-language territories in the future.

“Both companies have a forward-thinking view on introducing independent, art house and niche titles to an English-speaking audience via VOD in a way that is fun and interactive. This is a really exciting development for us,” said FilmDoo co-founder Weerada Sucharitkul.

“Internet is becoming the main media to communicate about independent films and attract new audiences. To have partnered with a new and promising partner such as FilmDoo, who is promoting and looking for innovative approaches to allow the audience to discover new talents and get a wider vision of the world, is a really exciting challenge!” said Loic Magneron, Wide prexy.

“We consider Wide to be one of the most forward thinking and innovative sales agents in the market. We are keen on exploring new and exciting ways in which we can work with Wide to bring below the radar films above ground, especially from Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” added William Page, FilmDoo co-founder.

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