DEADLINE: Freestyle Acquires Sewol Ferry Pic ‘Reset’

EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American rights to the Sewol Ferry doc Reset from director-producer Min Bae, slating it for release on VOD and digital November 21. Check out the trailer below.

It was on April 16, 2014 that the ferry sank in South Korea, taking with it the lives of 304 of its 476 passengers. The victims, primarily high school students, perished after following instructions to remain in the cabins rather than abandon ship. South Korea’s worst maritime disaster traumatized a nation while simultaneously sinking the country’s emotional spirit. Three years later, the effects of impassioned protest and shifting political power resulted in the raising of the Sewol from the West Sea. But the documentary asks why rescue efforts were neglected on the fateful day the Sewol sank.

Freestyle negotiated its deal directly with Bae and his Cactus Film Cinematics.