Sundance: Netflix Strikes Again, Picking Up ‘Audrie & Daisy’

Audrie and Daisy Sundance 2016
Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

Netflix has struck again, landing all rights to teen assault documentary “Audrie & Daisy” out of the Sundance Film Festival.

The film will premiere globally in 2016 under the Netflix Original banner. Netflix has been very active at this year’s Sundance, snapping up streaming rights to “Tallulah” with Ellen Page, “The Fundamentals of Caring” with Paul Rudd and the Farsi horror film “Under the Shadow.”

Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (“The Island President”), “Audrie & Daisy” charts the parallel stories of two teenage girls who are sexually assaulted by boys they thought were friends. They both attempt suicide after being subjected to online harassment and school bullying.

The film is critical of a legal system that it claims does not extend enough rights to abuse victims.

“Audrie & Daisy” is an AfterImage Public Media production, in association with Impact Partners and Actual Films. UTA Independent Film Group represented Impact Partners and the filmmakers.

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