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Sundance 2011: Sundance Selects Picks Up ‘Buck’ Documentary

Film about the man who inspired ”The Horse Whisperer“ novel and movie,

Sundance Selects/IFC Films has picked up the North American rights to “Buck,” a documentary about the horseman, storyteller and philosopher Buck Brannaman.

Brannaman inspired the novel and film “The Horse Whisperer.”

Cindy Meehl directed, Julie Goldman produced and Andrea Meditch served as creative consultant on the film, which is playing in the U.S. Documentary Competition section at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

In a written statement, Meehl said, "BUCK is about hope, inspiration and triumph over adversity. Sundance Selects is the perfect partner to help us reach a broad audience that has already shown that it is hungry for Buck's message."

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films and Betsy Rodgers, Vice President of Business and Legal Afffairs for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Josh Braun at Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.