You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Phase 4 Acquires Lucy Walker docu ‘The Crash Reel’

Pic planned for a winter release

Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker.

HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights.

Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced.

Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical release planned for the film, which stirred up a nice buzz when it preemed at Sundance. Variety called it a “thoroughly winning” portrait of former pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce, whose 2009 accident while training for the Winter Olympics left him with a traumatic brain injury.

Crash Reel” follows Pearce’s recovery from injury, and his burning desire to return to the slopes. Pic alternates between footage of gritty snowboard and ski accidents, intimate portraits of Pearce with his family and real-life snowboarding footage from Pearce’s career.

” ‘The Crash Reel’ team is so extremely proud of our movie and we could not be happier for it to be in such brilliant hands with Phase 4 as our North American distributor,” Walker said. “Their amazingly fresh, innovative, and smart approach is a superb fit for this cutting-edge zeitgeisty film with its resourceful and creative team.”

Larry Greenberg and Sam Posner negotiated the deal on behalf of Phase 4 while The Film Sales Company’s Andrew Herwitz repped the filmmakers.

Walker’s other films include docu short “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” and “Blindsight.”

More Film

  • Lupita Nyong'o Harvey Weinstein

    Lupita Nyong'o Details Harvey Weinstein's Advances Toward Her in Op-Ed: 'I Felt Unsafe'

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker. HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights. Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced. Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Weinstein Co. Staffers Ask to Be Released From NDAs

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker. HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights. Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced. Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical […]

  • AFM: Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson Starring

    Film News Roundup: Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson to Star in Thriller 'A Violent Separation'

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker. HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights. Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced. Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical […]

  • The Snowman Trailer

    'The Snowman' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker. HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights. Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced. Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein: 'I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did'

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker. HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights. Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced. Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical […]

  • 'Only the Brave' Taps Trump Digital

    'Only the Brave' Taps Trump Digital Guru Brad Parscale (EXCLUSIVE)

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker. HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights. Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced. Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical […]

  • The Classics Film Festival unspools in

    Classics Film Fest Unspools in Colombia (EXCLUSIVE)

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to docu “The Crash Reel” from “Waste Land” helmer Lucy Walker. HBO, which helped finance the pic, will keep U.S. television broadcast rights. Pedro Kos and Walker penned the script, which Julian Cautherley and Walker produced. Sheila Nevins exec produced. Phase 4 has an early winter theatrical […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content