Sundance: Netflix Nabs Doc 'Audrie & Daisy'
Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the film follows two teen girls who were sexually assaulted by boys they considered their friends.
Netflix continues its busy streak at the Sundance Film Festival, acquiring the documentary Audrie & Daisy.
The documentary, in competition at the festival, follows two teenage girls from opposite sides of the country who were both sexually assaulted by boys they considered to be their friends. Harassed online and taunted at school in the wake of their assaults, each girl is driven to attempt suicide.
Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President) helmed the film.
“From the early days of production on Audrie & Daisy, we dreamed of distribution for the film that could reach millions of teenagers and their families," Cohen and Shenk said Wednesday in a statement. "With Netflix, our dream has come true. We are excited to work with a company that has helped the best documentaries reach the widest possible audience.”
The streaming giant has been busy at the Park City event. The company already bought The Fundamentals of Caring, the fest's closing film, for a big $7 million, and also picked up Ellen Page-starrer Tallulah and horror film Under the Shadow.
UTA Independent Film Group repped Impact Partners and the filmmakers in the deal.