By Ramzi De Coster | Indiewire September 9, 2013 at 3:53PM
Independent film distributor FilmBuff, together with Everyday Pictures Inc., announced today the early 2014 theatrical and video-on-demand release of award-winning filmmaker Jody Shapiro's documentary "Burt's Buzz."
"Burt's Buzz" offers an insightful character-portrait of Burt Shavitz, founder of the iconic personal care company "Burt's Bees." The documentary examines the life and times of Shavitz from beekeeper modesty in rural Maine to global fame. Filmmaker Shapiro, who follows the long-bearded legend through the ebb and flow of his private and public life, has said he is, "absolutely thrilled that Burt's Buzz will now be part of the FilmBuff family," and that knowing, “the importance that VOD now plays when releasing a documentary, I couldn't be more excited to bring Burt’s unique story to both cinemas and homes across the US.”
"'Burt's Buzz' is not only a character driven, human story about a remarkable man, but also provides an incredible lens into one of the most recognizable brands in the world. We immediately fell in love with Burt, and know that his surprising journey will resonate with audiences," said FilmBuff’s Head of Content Partnerships, Steven Beckman.
FilmBuff is set to release the film across the nation theatrically as well as on video-on-demand platforms iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Cable Movies On Demand, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu.
"Burt's Buzz" is in the TIFF Docs section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.