Abacus Media Rights (AMR), the new distribution company headed by Jonathan Ford, has secured a slew of pre-sales for the documentary feature People You May Know.
People You May Know which unravels the workings behind a powerful organization with ties to the heart of the White House has been acquired ahead of its MIPCOM launch by AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now (US, UK and Canada), Fusion (US), ZDF (Germany), HistoireTV (France), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), Channel 8 (Israel), DIRECTV (Latin America), Globoplay (Brazil), iwonder (Australia and Asia) and Rialto (New Zealand).
Produced by Metrotone Media, People You May Know is an uncompromising and personal exposé that expands the genre of investigative documentary. The film follows Charles Kriel, specialist advisor to a UK parliament disinformation committee, when he discovers Cambridge Analytica collaborating with a software company creating a microtargeting platform for US churches, targeting vulnerable people - the poor, the grieving, the addicted - to radicalize them for far-right politics. With the imminent US 2020 elections, Kriel gathers a team of whistle-blowers and journalists, to journey across America with his young family, where he discovers a powerful organisation with ties to the heart of the White House. The man who commissioned CA is a member of the most powerful secret political organisation in the United States, with an agenda to rewrite the Constitution according to Christian Law. Going undercover, Kriel risks everything to gain access where no outsider has ever set foot.
“We never expected this wild ride. What started as a piece on fake news exploded, Icharus-style, into a crucial story leading into a seismic US election,” commented directors Katharina Viken and Charles Kriel.
Jonathan Ford, Managing Director Abacus Media Rights, added, “People You May Know is a very strong and gripping factual feature which exposes shocking events taking place at the highest level in the most powerful country of the world. These manipulative and despicable actions affect all of us around the world and with new elections just about to take place in the US, this is ‘must-see’ television at its best.”