Greenwich Acquires Jeremy Workman's SXSW Documentary THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET
Greenwich Entertainment announced today its acquisition of Jeremy Workman's documentary The World Before Your Feet. The film, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, was directed by Workman (Magical Universe) and executive produced by Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Café Society). Greenwich will release the film theatrically later this year.
This personal and moving documentary follows Matt Green, who for six years has walked every block of every street in New York City. This journey of over 8000 miles takes Green and the audience to each neighborhood in the five boroughs and reveals the humanity and wonder of the world's greatest city.
Critics raved following the film's SXSW premiere with The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore saying "a Gotham-set charmer about the pleasures of wandering," RogerEbert.com's Nick Allen declaring the film "lovely...inspired me to get outside and look around," and The Playlist's Gary Garrison calling it "an utterly compelling joy."
"Jeremy has found in Matt Green, a kind of contemporary Thoreau, and in the process of documenting Matt's quest has made one of the most poignant and inspiring city symphonies in documentary history," according to Greenwich co-managing director Edward Arentz.
"Jesse and I are thrilled and honored that Greenwich Entertainment will be releasing The World Before Your Feet and helping audiences discover Matt's unique journey," said Workman. "With the passion that Edward and his team have for this film, we know this is the ideal partnership.
The Film Sales Company's Andrew Herwitz and Lucas Verga, on behalf of the filmmakers, negotiated the deal with Greenwich's Arentz and Jen Mecum of Dembitzer & Dembitzer.
About Greenwich Entertainment
Founded in 2017, Greenwich Entertainment is an independent film distribution company specializing in distinctive, theatrical-quality narrative and documentary features. The company recently released Alison Chernick's Itzhak, Jennifer Peedom's Mountain and Lorna Tucker's Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist. Upcoming releases include Matt Tyrnauer's Scotty & the Secret History of Hollywood, Isabel Coixet's The Bookshop, Sasha Waters Freyer's Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, Jan Zabeil's Three Peaks and Claus Rafle'sThe Invisibles, Greenwich is led by an experienced management team that has overseen over 300 theatrical releases generating more than $225 million in US box office and garnering 19 Oscar nominations.