Media Release: International distribution for Breadmakers documentary

BREADMAKERS, the documentary by Edinburgh filmmaker, Yasmin Fedda, has been signed up for international distribution by Irish-based development and distribution company – Network Ireland Television.

Headed by managing director, Derry O’Brien, Network Ireland Television is the first Irish-based development and distribution company – established in October 1995. Since its start-up, Network Ireland Television has accumulated a catalogue of over 1,000 hours of quality English-language programming and short films and they are currently selling to over 100 overseas broadcasters.

The film, produced by Jim Hickey and Robin Mitchell, tells the story of a community of Edinburgh workers with learning disabilities in the Garvald Bakery in Gorgie, who make a range of organic breads for delivery to shops and cafes all over Edinburgh.

Since winning the Short Scottish Documentary Award at the 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Breadmakers has been screened in Finland, and will soon be shown in Iran.

“I realise how rare it is to get proper distribution for a short film, so I’m understandably delighted”, said Yasmin. “It’s a chance to get my work seen by a wider audience.”

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