Posted May 10, 2018
We are delighted to announce that our latest documentary, The Million Dollar Pigeon Race, has been selected to participate in the Sheffield Doc Fest Meet Market 2018. The film will be directed by Gav Fitzgerald (Notorious, 2017) and will be produced by Venom’s Ken Wardrop and Andrew Freedman.
To some pigeon racing is a hobby. To others, it’s a religion. Whichever way they perceive it, there’s no denying the outlandish nature of the sport and the pigeon fanciers’ devotion to it. Every year in South Africa an outrageously high-staked race attracts the very best pigeons from across the globe. Competitors from the poor townships of Johannesburg compete against wealthy American businessmen and Saudi Princes for the greatest pigeon prize on the planet. The birds may connect these people but it’s the battle for the million dollars and the prestige that ultimately divides them.