HBO Documentary Films has acquired the domestic TV rights for The Central Park Effect, which recently had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
The film, directed and produced by Jeffrey Kimball and exec produced by Pamela Hogan and Tom Casciato, documents the variety of wild birds found in New York City’s Central Park, and seven individuals who regularly visit the park to keep tabs on them.
“HBO is the ideal home for The Central Park Effect and gives us the ability to tell an important story to millions of people,” said Kimball. “Even though it’s set in the middle of New York City, this is a story about people’s connection to nature. It’s important for us to realize that as the world becomes more urbanized, nature doesn’t have to entirely disappear from cities.”
The film will make its HBO debut this summer.