Together Films Secures Global Rights for SXSW Hit An Army Of Women

In a power move ahead of its highly anticipated world premiere at SXSW 2024, An Army of Women has found a global home with the acquisition by Together Films for worldwide rights.

Directed by Julie Lunde Lillesæter, this documentary unfolds the gripping narrative of women in Austin, Texas, banding together to confront a legal system that allowed their assailants to evade justice.

A groundbreaking tale of resilience, the film resonates globally, shedding light on women battling for accountability within law enforcement.

Funded and supported by entities such as the Norwegian Film Institute, the Fritt Ord Foundation, Still Water Foundation, Viken Film Center, Arts Council Norway, NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk, NRK, SVT & DR, An Army of Women is poised to make a profound impact on the global stage.

Director Julie Lillesæter, who also serves as the film’s producer, expressed the significance of premiering at SXSW, emphasizing its tribute to survivors’ courage and the community’s collective strength for change.

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Collaborating with Together Films on impact strategy for the past two years, Lillesæter is optimistic about reaching a vast audience and sparking crucial conversations about the injustices faced by sexual assault survivors.

The filmmaker believes the documentary offers a compelling opportunity for major streamers and buyers, showcasing a narrative that illustrates how resilience and solidarity can reshape failing systems.

With a call to action for change in the United States, Lillesæter hopes global audiences will be inspired by the optimism and fighting spirit driving the women featured in the film.

Sarah Mosses, Founder & CEO of Together Films, expressed excitement about the acquisition, noting the film’s potential to deeply resonate with audiences worldwide.

Recognizing the success of films like Victim/Suspect and Roll Red Roll, Mosses anticipates strong interest from global buyers eager to include this impactful story of justice and positive change in their portfolios.

The deal negotiations were led by Sarah Mosses and Jess Reilly, Together Films’ International Sales & Acquisitions Manager, with Norwegian production company Differ Media.

The acquisition signals Together Films’ commitment to empowering stories that champion survivors’ rights and drive meaningful conversations on the global stage. Stay tuned for the international release of An Army of Women, a testament to the indomitable spirit of those fighting for justice.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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