Arthouse Films and Red Envelope Entertainment have partnered to acquire North American rights to Esther B Robinson's documentary A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams And The Warhol Factory.

The film won the best New York documentary award at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month as well as the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival in Feb.

Arthouse and Red Envelope, which is a division of Netflix, will partner to release the film theatrically and on DVD. Arthouse has also acquired worldwide rights to the film and will start selling the film here.

The deal was negotiated by David Koh, head of acquisitions and production for Arthouse Films and Arthouse partner Lily Bright and her Curiously Bright Entertainment, along with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and attorney Dan Satorius of Lommen Abdo on behalf of the film-makers, and Red Envelope's head of acquisitions and distribution Liesl Copland and head of business affairs Thom Zadra.

Produced by Robinson, Doug Block, Tamra Raven, executive produced by Sasha Robinson and made in association with Chicken And Egg Pictures, the film is a portrait of Robinson's uncle Danny Williams, Andy Warhol's onetime lover, collaborator and film-maker.