02 May DEADLINE: Freestyle Digital Media Acquires North American Rights to Documentary ‘Mayor Mohamed’— Film Briefs
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American rights to the feature-length documentary Mayor Mohamed for release on VOD platforms on May 3.
The film from director Jeffrey M. Togman centers on Mohamed Khairullah, a long-serving Muslim mayor, who fights emerging forces of Islamophobia in the United States, while simultaneously risking his life to bring humanitarian relief into his country of origin, Syria. When a local politician in his small town rails against “Sharia Law” and runs a campaign to unseat Mohamed as mayor, his own political survival and a particular view of what it means to be American are on the line.
Togman produced alongside Joshua Atesh Litle and Pierre Defendini. Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire Mayor Mohamed with literary agent Richard Abate of 3 Arts Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
The trailer for Mayor Mohamed can be found below: