Another Body, a documentary about a student’s search for justice after she discovers deepfake pornography of herself online, has secured UK-Ireland and Canada theatrical release deals.
Modern Films and Willa will release the film in the UK and Ireland this autumn, day and date with a digital release; with levelFilm handling the Canadian release.
Another Body had its world premiere at SXSW in the US in March, where it won a special jury prize. The film has also been screened at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Canada and the Munich Film Festival in Germany. It won the Enterprise Award for journalistic practices from the International Documentary Association. It will have its UK premiere at Raindance Film Festival next month.
It is the debut feature of UK filmmaker Sophie Compton and Reuben Hamlyn, who wrote, directed and produced the film; with Elizabeth Woodward also producing for her US-based production and distribution company Willa.
The film was backed by US firm Impact Partners, which has previously made documenataries including 2017 Oscar winner Icarus; and Catalyst, the film financing programme of the Sundance Institute. Utopia and Willa have been announced to handle the US release. It is a film that also deals with strength, endurance, and justice. The campaign has shared testimonies at the White House, UK Law Commission, and World Economic Forum.