IFC Films’ Sundance Selects label has acquired North American rights to Slamdance’s resident adorable film “Pick of the Litter.”
The documentary was directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, and follows a litter of puppies from birth as they train to become seeing eye dogs for the blind.
“Everyone at IFC Films/Sundance Selects understands how dogs can change one’s life and this film epitomizes this,” Arianna Bocco, the unit’s head of acquisitions and production, said in a statement. “We are so excited to introduce these amazing animals to audiences.”
Nachman’s most recent film, “Batkid Begins” — on which Hardy served as director of photography — premiered at Slamdance in 2015 and quickly became one of the most successful docs of the year.
Brocco made the deal on behalf of Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Matt Burke. Josh Braun and Ben Braun of Submarine represented the filmmakers.