Gigantic Releasing, the new distribution arm of New York-based Gigantic NYC, has acquired all North American and English-speaking rights to Morgan Dews' documentary, Must Read After My Death.
The film will receive its US premiere on June 20 at the Los Angeles Film Festival and Gigantic Releasing plans to open it in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Must Read After My Death spans 10 years in the lives of a Hartford couple whose family life spirals out of control throughout the 1960s amid sexual experimentation, alcoholism and violent quarrels.
IFC's former vice president of documentaries and features Alison Palmer Bourke produced and said Gigantic Releasing president Mark Lipsky 'offered us that rare combination of good taste and an innovative plan for the release of our film that takes advantage of changes in our industry.'
'With Morgan Dews' stunning film debut, we are discovering a new director with an artist's eye and the power of a great story-teller,'
'He has taken the unique and stirring details of his own family and turned it into a tale that speaks to the trials of family life everywhere.'
Gigantic Releasing was formed on January 1, 2008 as a sister company to the established film production house Gigantic Pictures and
independent rock record label Gigantic Music.
Gigantic Studios, a post production facility, will open its doors this summer. Gigantic Releasing is currently distributing two additional
titles, The Doorman and Year Of The Fish.
Jonathan Gray of Gray Krauss negotiated the Must Read After My Death deal on behalf of Gigantic with Lisa Callif of the law offices of Michael C Donaldson for the film-makers.