Non-fiction streamer Documentary+ has added Sundance Film Festival senior film programmer Charlie Sextro to its leadership team as editor-in-chief.
In his new role at Documentary+, Sextro (pictured) will oversee the curation of films for the platform, while also remaining a senior programmer for Sundance. Documentary+ comes from the team behind non-fiction studio XTR.
“There are few people on the planet as passionate about documentaries as Charlie Sextro,” said Bryn Mooser, co-founder of Documentary+ and CEO of XTR, in a release. “His work the past decade with Sundance has shaped the modern documentary industry as we know it and it’s an honor for us to have him on our team. We can’t wait to share what we’re working on together.”
Sextro’s experience spans more than a decade at the Sundance Film Festival, where he curates feature-length films in all sections, series/episodic projects, and oversees the creation of the public screening schedule including the event’s 2021 virtual edition. Prior to Sundance, he worked in film acquisitions at Paramount Vantage and Peace Arch Entertainment.
“I grew up in Texas, where it was hard to find a documentary to watch. Luckily, I had an incredible local video store that opened my mind to the world of cinema,” Sextro explained in a statement. “Documentary+ is the future version of the local video store, providing the opportunity to watch the world’s greatest documentaries, no matter who you are or where you live, all over the world.”
Documentary+ launched in early 2021 with a highly curated selection of critically-acclaimed films and features award-winning and nominated filmmakers.