Acclaimed at the 2014 Slamdance Festival, documentary “Little Hope was Arson” will air on PBS’s weekly series Independent Lens and receive a theatrical treatment from film and music distributor The Orchard in the U.S. and Canada. This makes “Little Hope was Arson” the only Slamdance film to get picked up (at least so far).
From first-time director Theo Love, producer Trenton Waterson and executive producer Bryan Storkel, who made waves with his film “Holy Rollers” in 2010, “Little Hope was Arson” documents the aftermath of the burning of ten churches in East Texas. The ensuing investigation is one of the most thorough and unorthodox the region has ever seen. The Orchard director of acquisitions Danielle DiGiamoco said the film “transcends the boundaries of ‘true crime documentary’ to tell a layered story of faith, family, and forgiveness against the backdrop of the Bible Belt.”
Independent Lens will air the documentary during its 2014-2015 season.