Oil Spill Documentary 'The Great Invisible' Goes to Radius

10:50 AM PST 08/20/2014 by Gregg Kilday
SXSW
"The Great Invisible"

Margaret Brown's film was a Grand Jury winner at the recent SXSW Festival

Radius has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media’s The Great Invisible, a documentary written and directed by Margaret BrownA Grand Jury winner at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, the film looks at communities on the Gulf Coast affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The distributor is planning to release the doc theatrically later this year. “The Great Invisible unfolds like a thriller and Margaret does a brilliant job of uncovering the aftermath of one of the worst disasters our country has ever faced,” Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said in a statement.

“Participant is proud to re-team with Radius to share Margaret Brown’s beautiful, reflective film about the people and places still reeling from the impact of the spill,” added Diane Weyermann, Participant Media exec vp documentary films. Radius and Participant previously collaborated on Errol Morris’ doc about former Pentagon chief Donald RumsfeldThe Unknown Known.

A co-production of ITVS and Participant Media, The Great Invisible was produced by Brown, Jason Orans and Julie Goldman and executive produced by both Jeff Skoll and Weyermann for Participant, John Battsek, and Sally Jo Fifer for ITVS.

Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal with Submarine’s Josh Braun and Jeff Ivers for Participant.

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