Photojournalist story to be first release

Indie startup Creative Freedom has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to its inaugural release, first-time helmer Brendan Moriarty’s “The Road to Freedom,” with plans to launch the film limited Sept. 30.

“Freedom” tells the story of film legend Errol Flynn’s son Sean, a photojournalist who was believed to have been captured and executed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Pic, which stars Joshua Frederic Smith, had its world preem at the Cannes film market.

Moriarty produced, along with Tom Proctor and Mei Savuth. Henry Bronson exec produced, with Blu de Golyer as co-producer.”We are thrilled to make ‘The Road to Freedom’ our flagship theatrical venture,” said Creative Freedom head Mark Rickard. “With such high production value and a riveting storyline, it is truly indicative of change in modern independent cinema and falls right in line with our company ideology.””Freedom” will kick-start its rollout in L.A. and San Francisco before expanding to other markets, including New York, Boston and Chicago the following week.

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