London-based ContentFilm has sold a package of 10 of Nick Broomfield’s best docs to online movie service Babelgum. Fans of Broomfield’s docs including Kurt & Courtney, Biggie and Tupac and Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam can watch them for free on their iPhone. ContentFilm and Babelgum will share back-end revenue in the event the ad-supported online platform recoups its minimum guarantee. If you’re not familiar with Broomfield’s work, do check it out. Moments when the camera’s jiggling because his cameraman’s so nervous about what they’re filming are hilarious.
Broomfield says: “I like to shoot on the fly, so it makes a certain kind of sense that a film like Kurt & Courtney would be viewed outdoors or on a long Tube ride with a compact device that can fit in your pocket.”
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