Echo Bridge acquires “Shepard & Dark,” “My Name is Faith”

(Updated) Echo Bridge Entertainment has added six documentaries to its portfolio, including Shepard & Dark and My Name is Faith (pictured).
August 14, 2013

Echo Bridge Entertainment has added six documentaries to its portfolio, including Shepard & Dark and My Name is Faith (pictured).

Directed by Treva Wurmfeld and produced by actor Joanne Woodward, Shepard & Dark looks at the long-lasting friendship of playwright and actor Sam Shepard and his friend Johnny Dark.

Echo Bridge has also acquired Jeff, the directorial debut of Chris Thompson, which looks at the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The film focuses on the people closest to him in the summer of his arrest.

Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Roller documents a roller derby team as they compete to win a national championship, following the team’s games as well as the private lives of the players; while All In: The Poker Movie looks at the game of poker becoming a mainstream sport, with interviewees including the actor Matt Damon.

26,000 Feet: Cleaning Everest follows a mission to recover two dead bodies and a massive amount of trash from the Earth’s highest mountain, while My Name is Faith looks at a 13-year-old girl trying to deal with her attachment disorder.

“Our primary focus has been to acquire quality films that will break through the clutter and will appeal to international buyers,” said Emilia Nuccio, president of international distribution. “We feel very strongly that these six documentaries will accomplish this.”


Update, August 16: An earlier version of this story described My Name is Faith as being backed by actor Adrian Grenier. The filmmakers behind the film have informed that, since the film’s world premiere last year, Jonathan Dana has replaced Grenier as the film’s executive producer, by mutual agreement. They state, however, that Grenier remains a supporter of the film.

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