RISE Films is reteaming with Longinotto for US prostitution documentary.
London-based production company RISE Films is reteaming with Kim Longinotto for her latest feature documentary, The Dreamcatchers.
Principal photography started this week in Chicago, marking Longinotto’s first film shot in the US.
The film will follow two former prostitutes who now help women get out of prostitution and teach vulnerable girls how to avoid sexual exploitation.
The veteran filmmaker will have unparalleld access to sex workers in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. RISE has already worked in Chicago with Steve James’ The Interrupters, about gang violence.
RISE previously worked with Longinotto’s 2009 Sundance prize winner Rough Aunties.
On The Dreamcatchers, RISE’s Teddy Leifer produces with Lisa Stevens; John Stack serves as associate producer.
Finance comes from Impact Partners; executive producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Regina Scully. (RISE recently worked with Dreyfous and Scully on The Invisble War.)
The Dreamcatchers will be presented at Chicago’s Good Pitch session in October. It is expected to be delivered in spring 2014.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Longinotto has credits including Divorce Iranian Style, The Day I Will Never Forget, Sisters In Law and Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go. Her latest film Salma, set in India, premiered at Sundance.
RISE’s past films include We Are Together, Cowboys In India, Knuckle and Who Is Dayani Cristal?