Abacus Media Rights (AMR), a member of the Amcomri Media Group, confirms myriad sales for the theatrical feature documentary Killing Escobar from leading producers Two Rivers Media and Salon Pictures.
The 90’ feature-length film is directed by award-winning filmmaker David Whitney and executive produced by Alan Clements and Mick McAvoy for Two Rivers Media and Nick Taussig for Salon Pictures. Killing Escobar has been sold to Radio Canada – Canada, Discovery – Italy, RTL Deutschland – Germany, Austria & Switzerland, NRK – Norway, SVT – Sweden, CANAL+ – Poland, Channel 8 – Israel, TV+ – Turkey, NOS – Portugal, OSN – Middle East, Foxtel – Australia, Rialto Channel – New Zealand, Now TV – Hong Kong, DR – Denmark, National Geographic – The Netherlands, VRT – Flemish Belgium, BritBox – UK, DIRECTV – Latin America, for their exclusive OnDIRECTV channel, DIRECTV GO – Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, and Sundance Now – UK/Ireland.
Killing Escobar, commissioned by BBC Scotland, received major production investment from AMR and Screen Scotland and had its world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year. David Whitney has recently been nominated for an award by BAFTA Scotland for this in the Best Director category. Told in McAleese’s own words and featuring never-before-seen footage of his Colombian mission, the film reveals how McAleese’s violent upbringing in Glasgow, his training in the SAS and experience as a mercenary in Africa led him to take on this seemingly suicidal assignment.
In 1989, Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative, Peter McAleese, was hired by a Colombian drug cartel to lead a small team of ex-special forces commandos on a mission to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar.
With access to never-before-seen footage of the mission and interviews with McAleese and other key players in the story, Killing Escobar reveals how McAleese’s violent upbringing in Glasgow, his training in the SAS and experience as a mercenary in Africa led him into the jungles of Colombia to kill Escobar, and how this mission would reshape his life forever.
Killing Escobar will continue to be available to license from Abacus Media Rights along with other titles including Missile From The East, Dis/Informed, Heroes For The Planet, Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders Of Biggie & Tupac, The Syndicate, Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain, Different League: The Derry City Story, Making A Serial Killer and The Disappearance Of William Tyrrell amongst others.