Oct 15, 2018
MIPCOM, 14 October 2018: Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, has acquired blue chip nature documentary Under Thin Ice from Galafilm Inc., Mario Cyr Productions, and CBC/Radio-Canada.
Under Thin Ice (1x90/1x60’) follows internationally recognised cold-water diving expert and cinematographer, Mario Cyr and Jill Heinerth as they explore the impact of the disappearance of the Arctic ice pack. Both Jill and Mario are dedicated to doing what they can to ensure the survival of marine life threatened by the ice’s disappearance. In this stunningly shot 4K documentary, they embark on a daring expedition to the polar seas in the Great Canadian North and Greenland to share their amazement and concerns in a passionate testimony to the splendour of underwater life at the ends of the Earth.
Anthony Kimble, SVP, Co-Production and North American Acquisitions, Cineflix, said: “Under Thin Ice features breathtaking cinematography and access to marine life from a part of the world which very few of us will ever experience. It’s a striking, blue chip documentary blending science and natural history—a genre that is in demand with broadcasters and platforms worldwide.”
Under Thin Ice producer Arnie Gelbart added: "Galafilm and CBC/Radio Canada are proud to present this unique production, with its amazing images of the High Arctic as it is radically changed by the extreme weather affecting the whole world."
The deal to acquire Under Thin Ice was brokered by Giuliana Benvenuto, Acquisitions Manager, North America, Cineflix Rights.
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor with a growing catalogue of 4,600 hours of sought-after programs from some of the world’s most creative producers. Our diversified factual and scripted shows cover a wide range of genres, including crime & investigation, documentaries & specials, history, factual entertainment, lifestyle, science & technology, wildlife & natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.