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Brainstorm Media Picks Up Sundance Stress Doc ‘Resilience’

Brainstorm Media Picks Up Sundance Stress Doc 'Resilience'

Brainstorm Media has acquired North American distirbution rights to James Redford’s documentary “Resilience,” which is having its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival today. The company has also picked up the doc’s companion film and predecessor, “Paper Tigers,” for DVD and digital release in North America.

“Resilience” explores Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the effects of Toxic Stress on children. Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. Toxic Stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death. 

“‘Resilience’ is personally affecting and inspiring,” said Brainstorm Media’s Meyer Shwarzstein in a statement. “Its positive messages will give educators, parents and policy maker’s tools to deal with issues thought to be impossible to solve. We can’t wait to work with Jamie and [producer] Karen Pritzker to help get this must-see movie the audience it deserves.”

The deal was negotiated by Meyer Shwarzstein and Bruce Eisen for Brainstorm Media and Peter Broderick and Chris Perez for KPJR Films.

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