11 Aug DEADLINE: Freestyle Digital Media Acquires Suicide Prevention Doc ‘Wake Up’
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American rights to Wake Up: Stories From The Frontlines Of Suicide Prevention, a new documentary from director Nate Townsend, which will be made available across VOD platforms on September 8th.
Co-written by Townsend & Chris Jones, Wake Up tells the stories of four disparate communities battling the suicide epidemic, weaving intimate stories into an urgent and hopeful call to action. Pic’s producers are Sean Drummond, Chelsea Bo and Townsend. “As we enter Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in a few weeks, we are fortunate to have Freestyle Digital Media provide this film and topic a much-needed platform,” said Townsend in a statement to Deadline.
Freestyle negotiated the deal to acquire the film directly with Alex Nohe of Blood Sweat and Honey. With the trailer below.
If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.