RADiUS-TWC acquires “The Great Invisible”

The distributor will release director Margaret Brown's SXSW-winning documentary (pictured), about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, in U.S. cinemas later in the year.
August 20, 2014

RADiUS-TWC has picked up the U.S. rights to the documentary The Great Invisible (pictured).

The distributor will release the film, which was directed by Margaret Brown and won the Grand Jury Award at the SXSW Film Festival, later this year.

Produced by ITVS and Participant Media, The Great Invisible tells the story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill through the eyes of the fisherman, oil workers and residents in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas who were affected by the environmental disaster.

The spill is the largest offshore oil spill in American history and lasted three months, shutting down the local fishing industry and dumping hundreds of millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico.

Participant Media is also coproducing scripted feature based on the disaster called Deepwater Horizon, to be directed by J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, Margin Call).

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