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Phoenix, Affleck, Scott Free, Nat Geo unite for doc

Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, and Undefeated filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J Martin join Scott Free to produce a doc special following people in the last days of their lives.
March 20, 2013

Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, and Undefeated filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J Martin are teaming up with Scott Free Productions and National Geographic Channel (NGC) to produce a vérité doc special following people in the last days of their lives.

The project will examine the lives and legacies of ordinary people facing their final days, through documentary footage, home movies, and interviews with friends and family members.

Through Strawhouse, Phoenix, Affleck and Michael Muller will serve as executive producers. RSA Films’ Jules Daly will produce and David Zucker and Mary Lisio of Scott Free will executive produce, with Lindsay and Martin also producing.

Production on the special is set to begin production this spring, with an air date set for fall of this year.

“We are excited about this partnership with Scott Free and National Geographic Channel, and grateful for the opportunity to work with Dan and T.J. We hope the show will serve the subjects and reveal something special to the audience,” said Affleck in a statement.

“This is a subject that requires nuanced and compassionate handling, and I cannot think of a better team to partner with on this series,” added Alan Eyres, senior vice president of programming and development for NGC. “We think this topic has the opportunity to tap into something incredibly special, and look forward to sharing this with our viewers.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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