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FilmBuff takes U.S. rights to “TransFatty Lives”

New York-headquartered distributor FilmBuff has taken the U.S. rights to Patrick Sean O'Brien's award-winning documentary TransFatty Lives (pictured).
October 27, 2015

New York-headquartered full-service distributor FilmBuff has taken the U.S. rights to Patrick Sean O’Brien’s award-winning documentary TransFatty Lives.

Since bowing at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, O’Brien’s self-documented doc about his 10-year journey with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has picked up a number of accolades, including the New York festival’s documentary audience award, as well as an audience prize from the Milano Film Festival. The realscreen editorial team also recently selected TransFatty Lives as “Best in Show” for the magazine’s MIPCOM Picks.

Among the 124 feature-length docs put forward for Oscar consideration last week, the film will be released in theaters and on major On Demand platforms, including Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and iTunes, on November 20.

TransFatty Lives - distributed internationally by Ro*co Films – is produced by O’Brien, Michele Dupree, Amelia Green-Dove, Darin Hallinan, Marcia Mohiuddin and Doug Pray. It next screens at German festival DOK Leipzig on Friday (October 30). The ALS Therapy Development Institute (TDI) will also host a private screening of the doc on November 13 as part of an annual research summit.

FilmBuff last month picked up Chad Gracia’s debut feature doc The Russian Woodpecker, which is also among the films contending for an Oscar nod.

  • Check out a trailer for TransFatty Lives below:

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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