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Netflix readies Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s “The Bleeding Edge”

Global streaming service Netflix is prepping a documentary from Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering that exposes the multibillion dollar, unregulated medical device industry. Directed by Dick, The Bleeding Edge turns its ...
June 7, 2018

Global streaming service Netflix is prepping a documentary from Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering that exposes the multibillion dollar, unregulated medical device industry.

Directed by Dick, The Bleeding Edge turns its sights on the US$400 billion medical device industry, which is the third leading cause of death in America.

The film, which held its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, examines the lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit-driven incentives that put patients’ lives at risk on a daily basis. Featuring the stories of people whose lives have been harmed by such devices, The Bleeding Edge looks to answer the question of whether these so-called life-saving technologies are actually deadly.

The 99-minute documentary is a Netflix Original in association with Ian Darling’s Australian production unit Shark Island Institute. Executive producers are Ian Darling, M S Johnson and Debra L. McLeod. For Netflix, executive producers on the project are Jason Spingarn-Koff, Ben Cotner and Lisa Nishimura. Amy Herdy and Ziering serve as producers on the film.

The Bleeding Edge premieres across Netflix on July 27.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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