TORONTO - Cinedigm has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the the Canadian documentary The Fruit Hunters, from director Yung Chang.
The film, which features Bill Pullman, focuses on exotic fruits and their fanatics and was co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Montreal-based EyeSteelFilm.
The Fruit Hunters is screening in Berlin after plays at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Palm Springs on the festival circuit.
Cinedigm plans a theatrical release in spring 2013, followed by release on VOD, digital and DVD.
Emily Rothschild, director of acquisitions for Cinedigm, negotiated the film deal with Christina Rogers, head of sales at the National Film Board of Canada.
The Fruit Hunters is produced by Bob Moore, Mila Aung-Thwin and Kat Baulu.