Spurlock spearheading line of indie releases

Morgan Spurlock (pictured) and his prodco Warrior Poets are partnering with distributors Virgil Films and Abramorama to acquire and distribute select docs in theatres and via VoD, starting in July.
April 23, 2014

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s prodco Warrior Poets, distributor Virgil Films and indie Abramorama are partnering to acquire and distribute a select line of features and docs in theatres and via VoD, starting in July.

The films will be distributed under a ‘Morgan Spurlock Presents’ banner and will kick off with Tribeca Film Festival selection A Brony Tale, which looks at adult men obsessed with cartoon series for young girls; and Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro, about rock songwriter Desmond Child and his partner Curtis Shaw Child.

The group has stated it will select films with target audiences that may otherwise be overlooked. The films will be released in 20 to 30 theatrical markets before going to VoD platforms.

“I think it is our duty as filmmakers to help champion and support the work of the next generation of talented filmmakers whose films deserve to be recognized and available to audiences around the country,” said Spurlock (pictured above) in a statement.

Virgil Films founder Joe Amodei, whose firm recently distributed the doc Miss Representation, added: “This line has been created to build awareness, via theaters and VoD, of incredible and important documentaries and feature films. I’m happy and fortunate to be partnered in this adventure with Morgan Spurlock and Richard Abramowitz, who are true champions in the documentary field.”

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