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GoDigital Acquires Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Doc 'The Big Fix'

The documentary from husband-and-wife directing and producing team Josh and Rebecca Tickell and executive producer Peter Fonda will be released on digital and cable video-on-demand services on June 19.

The Big Fix film still
Cannes Film Festival
"The Big Fix"

The Big Fix, a documentary about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, has been acquired by video-on-demand distribution company GoDigital.

The film will be released June 19 on digital and cable VOD services. Santa Monica-based GoDigital is handling the digital VOD release of the film, while Lionsgate, which releases some of GoDigital's films via an ouput arrangement, will handle the cable VOD release. The Big Fix will also be released on DVD the same day.

The film from husband-and-wife directing and producing team Josh and Rebecca Tickell examines the massive April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

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The Big Fix debuted at last year's Cannes Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter's review of the film said it painted "a bleak picture of a world virtually colonized by Big Oil, which in turn is funded by Wall Street with the acquiescence of both the White House and Congress."

Tim Robbins, Maggie Wachsberger and Peter Fonda executive produced. Pop singer Jason Mraz served as associate producer and contributed original music -- the song “Collapsible Plans" -- to the film.

GoDigital purchased VOD competitor Might Entertainment in January and absorbed Might's cable, satellite, Internet protocol television and broadband VOD distribution deal with Lionsgate. Lionsgate will also release The Big Fix on its new social gifting platform PlayItFWD.com.

UTA and Preferred Content represented the filmmakers in the deal.

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