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Netflix sets March airdate for “My Own Man”

Directed by David Sampliner and exec produced by actor Edward Norton, My Own Man (pictured) promises a personal exploration of masculinity and fatherhood.
January 6, 2015

VOD service Netflix is to premiere the Edward Norton-backed documentary My Own Man (pictured) on March 6.

The film, which is being exec produced by the Birdman actor, is a personal exploration of masculinity and fatherhood, following director/producer David Sampliner as he immerses himself in a series of masculine activities such as hunting and warrior weekends after finding out he is about to become a father.

“When I started making this film, I wanted to document an experience I shared with a lot of my peers: becoming a husband and father in a time when the roles for men were changing so dramatically,” the director said in a statement.

“But in the course of shooting over seven years, I realized that discovering how to be a 21st century dad meant coming to terms with my own father. I’m hoping that by watching a portrait of my family, audiences will find new ways of understanding their own.”

My Own Man premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. It will be available on Netflix in all territories where the VOD service is available.

The doc was produced by Sixteen Tons Production in association with Class 5 Films. Norton, William Migliore, Lisa Nishimura and Adam Del Deo exec produced and Rachel Libert coproduced.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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