New York-based Cinetic Media is to handle sales on Greta (working title), the much anticipated new Swedish-made feature documentary about Greta Thunberg, the teenage eco-activist who has become a global celebrity.
Jason Ishikawa, an executive at Cinetic Media, confirmed the company’s involvement in the film at IDFA this weekend.
Directed by Nathan Grossman and produced by Cecilia Nessen and Fredrik Heinig through B-Reel, the film has been stirring up huge interest among buyers since the project was first presented at CPH:DOX’s FORUM in the spring.
Director Grossman (making his debut feature) was on the boat with Greta on her celebrated journey to New York.
It is not yet confirmed when the film will be completed but it won’t be ready for Sundance and is expected to surface later next year.
Ishikawa said: “We’ve done a deal for most of the world [and] have put together the distribution plans for the film which we cannot discuss yet.
He added that the film will be released in a way that complements Greta’s plans. ”We are thinking very creatively about Greta’s schedule. Everything I’ve seen of it makes me feel very confident of its ability to reach an audience.”
Cinetic worked previously with Swedish outfit B-Reel on Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire.
Other documentaries that Cinetic has in the works include Todd Haynes’ yet to be titled documentary about The Velvet Underground, Mucho Mucho Amor about Spanish language TV personality Walter Mercado, and Matt Wolf’s Spaceship Earth.