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Filmrise Acquires Exclusive English-Speaking Rights to Documentary THE FAMILY I HAD

Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor FilmRise today announced that it has acquired from Dogwoof exclusive English language distribution rights around the world (excluding UK rights) to true crime documentary THE FAMILY I HAD. The documentary film had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to critical and audience acclaim, and was recently selected to screen at the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) in Septemeber. THE FAMILY I Had will have its television premiere on Investigation Discovery (ID) in the fall of 2017.

The Family I Had, co-directed by Katie Green and Carlye Rubin, is a moving documentary portrait of Charity Lee-a single mother whose family that has been ripped apart by unspeakable tragedy. In the film, Charity recollects the details of a horrific crime committed by her son against another member of their family. Green and Rubin explore the family's long history of violence, as well as the devastating effects of intra-family conflict, with deftness and honesty. The result is a true crime story told on an intimate scale.

The Family I Had was produced by Katie Green, Carlye Rubin, and Tina Grapenthin; and executive produced by Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn, and Chris Clements of Motto Pictures, as well as Anna Godas of Dogwoof. THE FAMILY I Had is the first production from Dogwoof's newly launched TDog production fund.

"We are honored to present this heart-breaking documentary that will keep audiences captivated and invested in the story of Charity and her loved ones," said Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise. "I have no DOUBT viewers will recognize this film not just as an arresting true-crime tale, but as a powerful story of a mother striving to repair her family."

"This film caught me from the minute I saw the initial footage and I'm so pleased to partner with FilmRise and Investigation Discovery to present this first TDog production to North American audiences. I am sure it will resonate with them as much as it has with me," said Anna Godas, CEO of Dogwoof.

The deal was negotiated between Fisher and FilmRise's VP of Acquisitions Max Einhorn with Anna Godas of Dogwoof.

ABOUT FILMRISE FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company's releases include HBO's multiple Emmy®-winning "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief"; "Janis: Little Girl Blue," produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy's "Lolo; and the controversial Sundance hit "White Girl." Television titles include the iconic Robert Stack hosted series "Unsolved Mysteries" and Showtime's Emmy®-winning "Years of Living Dangerously."

FilmRise's recent acquisitions include the acclaimed true crime documentary "I Called Him Morgan"; the multi-Goya award-winning "Truman" starring Ricardo Darin; the box office hit "Harry & Snowman"; "Manifesto" starring two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett; sci-fi drama "Marjorie Prime" starring Jon Hamm and Tim Robbins; and "My Friend Dahmer" starring Ross Lynch. For more information, go to

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