Sundance 2015: Showtime grabs ‘Dreamcatcher’ sex-trafficking bio before premiere
Showtime has acquired the rights to the 2015 film ‘Dreamcatcher,’ a story of the Chicago foundation of the same name that strives to help end human-trafficking. The film was set to debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year, but before it even hit the screen, Showtime acquired the rights to the film.
DREAMCATCHER is set to world premiere on Sunday, January 25 at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Documentary section. Directed by veteran documentarian Kim Longinotto (Salma, Rough Aunties, Divorce Iranian Style), the film focusses on Brenda Myers-Powell, a former Chicago prostitute who helps women and teenage girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. The film lays bare the hidden violence that devastates the lives of young women, their families and the communities where they live. Armed with an overwhelming personality and unflinching focus, Brenda establishes The Dreamcatcher Foundation, which helps women and girls acquire the tools they need to leave the sex industry.
DREAMCATCHER is a Rise Films, Vixen Films and Green Acres production in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising Foundation. It is directed and shot by Kim Longinotto and produced by Lisa Stevens and three-time Emmy winner Teddy Leifer (The Interrupters, Oscar nominee The Invisible War). Executive Producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous and Regina K. Scully. Associate Producers are John Stack and Wilfred Spears. The SHOWTIME premiere of DREAMCATCHER has not been set yet.