New York-based indie distributor Greenwich Entertainment has inked a deal to acquire the North American rights to the feature-length documentary Super Frenchie, the directorial debut of Chase Ogden.
The 77-minute film (pictured) takes an up close and personal look at the life of Matthias “Super Frenchie” Giraud, a professional big mountain skier and BASE jumper. The film follows Giraud as he pushes himself to take on ever more dangerous stunts while falling in love and starting a family at the same time. But the film takes a terrifying turn when Giraud suffers a catastrophic crash just days before the birth of his first child.
“It’s been an honor documenting Matthias’ career and personal journey and I can’t wait to share his exceptional story with audiences across the country,” said Ogden in a statement.
“An 11-year journey is finally coming to fruition and I am excited to share it with a broad audience,” added Giraud. “More than a story about skiing and BASE jumping, Chase unraveled a tumultuous quest for the essence of life.”
Super Frenchie bowed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and was produced by Ogden, Jason Reid, Kiah S. Jones and Andy McDonough, who inked the deal with Greenwich’s Ed Arentz and Andy Bohn.
Greenwich Entertainment was founded in 2017 and was the distributor behind the theatrical release of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi‘s Academy Award-winning documentary Free Solo, which also went on to gross more than US$17 million at the North American box office.
Super Frenchie hits theaters, virtual cinema and digital platforms on March 26.