Kew Media Distribution adds to AFM slate

The company will shop docs Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (pictured), Mr. Nelson: On The North Side and others at the Santa Monica market.
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Kew Media Distribution has picked up a raft of new projects for its American Film Market slate.

Titles added to the company’s catalogue include Agatha And The Nightingale’s Cry (working title) and the documentaries Chaka Khan: Keep On Holdin’ On, Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes and Mr. Nelson: On The North Side.

Directed by Terry Loane (Millie InbetweenAgatha And The Nightingale’s Cry follows a woman who teams up with famed mystery writer Agatha Christie to try to solve the murder of Florence Nightingale’s granddaughter. The feature film was penned by Tom Dalton (We’re Doomed) and produced by Brett Wilson (The Pharmacist).

Meanwhile, Divide and Conquer, a documentary from director Alexis Bloom, tells the story of the rise and downfall of Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The film recently made its world premiere at TIFF in the festival’s documentary lineup. Bloom’s recent credits include We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsDivide and Conquer was produced by Bloom and Will Cohen (Dirty Money).

Two other doc’s joining Kew’s lineup include Mr. Nelson: On The North Side and Chaka Khan: Keep On Holdin’ On from director Michael J. Kirk (Find Your Groove). Produced by Kirk and Daniel D’or, Mr. Nelson follows Spike Moss as he explains the origin and influences that shaped the Prince’s music. Documentary Chaka Khan details the 10-time Grammy winner’s life and time as a civil rights activist.

Kew’s AFM slate also includes White Pine Pictures’ Margaret Atwood: Encounters, which follows the Canadian author and her partner as they pursue their passions; as well as the drama 2067 from Seth Larney, and the docs Own The Sky and Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos.

Kew Media Distribution represents the international sale rights for all these titles. AFM runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7.

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