Bell Media acquires Rezolution’s Rumble

The feature doc about the role of Native Americans in popular music is set to make its world premiere at Sundance later this month.

Ahead of its world premiere at Sundance, Bell Media has acquired the documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World from Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures.

The feature-length doc will make its debut on The Movie Network in 2017, though no broadcast date has been confirmed.

North American distribution for Rumble is being handled by Diana Holtzberg of East Village Entertainment, with Jan Rofekamp of Films Transit on international distribution.

The doc, which is set to bow on Jan. 22 at the Sundance Film Festival, charts the role of Native Americans in popular music history. RUMBLE is co-directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana. Producers on the project are Christina Fon, Lisa M. Roth, Catherine Bainbridge and Linda Ludwick, while exec producers are Ernest Webb, Catherine Bainbridge, Stevie Salas, Tim Johnson, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, and Jan Rofekamp.

In Canada, broadcast deals for the film have already been struck by APTN, ARTV and Radio-Canada, while ARTE acquired the film for France and Germany and Yes took the doc for Israel. Air dates have not been confirmed, though all broadcasters will air the doc after its world premiere at Sundance.

Pictured L to R: Tim Johnson, Tony Bennett, Catherine Bainbridge, Stevie Salas.