Paris-based indie distributor Terranoa has acquired the international distribution rights to the multipart true crime limited series Moochie.
Currently in production with a tentative release date in the 2d half of 2022, the series was originally commissioned by Christine Cauquelin, head of documentaries at Canal Plus. ABC News recently joined as co-producer for exclusive rights over the US.
Set in Florida, the series charts the on-going murder investigation of Jill Halliburton Su, a relative of the Halliburton oil dynasty, who was killed in a home invasion in September 2014. The project will also zero in on accusation of Dayonte Resiles, a young African American nicknamed “Moochie”, his July 2016 escape from a Broward County courthouse and the ensuing manhunt. Resiles is currently facing the death penalty.
Moochie marks the fifth collaboration between award-winning director Samuel Collardey and Parisian producer Grégoire Debailly of GEKO Films, and a first copro with Joachim Landau at Empreinte Digital.
World distribution rights and the ABC News deal were brokered through Terranoa’s U.S.-based representative Laetitia Giansily Doyle.
The exact release date is pending on the date of final trial.