The distributor has acquired US rights to Participant Media’s documentary about the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on Gulf communities.

Margaret Brown directed the SXSW grand jury award-winner.

RADiUS has set a late 2014 theatrical release. “The Great Invisible unfolds like a thriller and Margaret does a brilliant job of uncovering the aftermath of one of the worst disasters our country has ever faced,” said RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, who brokered the deal with Participant and Submarine.

“Participant is proud to re-team with RADiUS to share Margaret Brown’s beautiful, reflective film about the people and places still reeling from the impact of the spill,” said Participant Media evp of documentary films Diane Weyermann.

Participant and RADiUS previously collaborated on Errol Morris’ The Known Unknown.

Brown added: “RADiUS is clearly a great home for documentaries, and I am thrilled to work with them on this very personal film.”

The Great Invisible is a co-production of ITVS and Participant Media. Brown produced with Jason Orans and Julie Goldman.

Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll and Weyermann are executive producers alongside John Battsek and Sally Jo Fifer for ITVS.

  • JC Chandor will direct the Participant Media and Summit Entertainment feature Deepwater Horizon, with Mark Wahlberg reportedly in talks to star.