By Matt Grobar Deadline, Film Reporter
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American rights to the transgender-themed documentary This Is Jessica directed and produced by Andrea Meyerson, slating it for release on VOD on December 13.
The film exec produced by Marsha Naify documents the story of Jessica Bair — assigned male at birth and named Jonathan, while at the same time knowing she was a girl. Being born and raised in the Mormon church, Jessica also knew that saying so out loud could cause her to lose everything. In the quest to find herself, she had to be prepared to lose her family, her faith, her job—and nearly her life. Pic is billed as the story of a woman faced with an impossible choice between the life into which she was born, and the one she was born to live.
This Is Jessica‘s acquisition was negotiated between Freestyle Digital Media and Tiffany Boyle of Ramo Law. Watch the trailer for the Outfest Audience Award winner below.