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The first project from documentary distributor Dogwoof’s production fund TDog, which was launched at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, is set to bow at the festival next month.
The Family I Had, co-directed by Katie Green and Carlye Rubin, was selected by Dogwoof from Tribeca’s speed-dating meetings in 2016 and will have its world premiere in New York on April 21, with Dogwoof representing world sales.
The film tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who murders his four-year-old sister. The seemingly isolated event quickly reveals a portrait of a family and its unique history. The film is executive produced by Chris Clements and Carolyn Hepburn alongside Julie Goldman of Motto Pictures.
“As soon as Carlye and Katie showed me some footage, I knew Dogwoof had to be involved,” said Dogwoof CEO Anna Godas. “This is a much bigger story than a crime story, with multi-layered characters which no fiction could’ve written better.”
Added Rubin: “Beyond the headlines of any newsworthy case, there is always a family. This is what drew us down the rabbit hole with this story. Anna Godas was the first meeting we had at TFI Network; she immediately understood that we weren’t looking at this as a true crime exposé, but as a nuanced portrait of a broken family.”
Managed by Godas, the TDog fund is set to back feature documentaries and doc series at any stage of development.
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