US-based Supergravity Pictures have acquired Maya Newell's feature documentary Gayby Baby and will release the film in the US, UK and Ireland next month, in partnership with music label and digital media agency Heard Well.
Event-style theatrical screenings of the film will begin in over fifty US cities from April 1, ahead of a VOD/EST release May 1.
The timing of the May 1 release coincides with International Family Equality Day.
Produced by Charlotte Mars, Gayby Baby screened at the Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Doc NYC and Hot Docs in Toronto over the past year, picking up the Audience Award for Best Documentary at SFF and a nomination for best documentary at the AACTA awards.
“We have a truly special film here,” said Supergravity founder Marc Hustvedt.
“Supergravity is honored to bring this groundbreaking documentary to audiences across the globe and help amplify the conversation around family equality. We are taking a very hands-on approach in building a groundswell of support around the film’s release in theaters and on screens of all sizes.”