Festivals, Film
Jan 29, 2021

Sundance Film Festival Sees Neon Win Animated Documentary ‘Flee’ for North America

In an impressive seven-figure deal, Neon has acquired the North American rights to Sundance Film Festival’s animated title Flee.

Image Still Copyright Flee/Sun Creature Studio /Neon

Flee, which premiered opening night of the 2021 Sundance film fest, tells the story of Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym) as he struggles with a painful secret he has kept hidden for twenty years, a secret, that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, his close friend and high-school classmate, Amin shares for the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan, for the first time.

Monica Hellström and two-time Oscar nominee Signe Byrge Sørensen produced the doc via Final Cut for Real. Sun Creature Studio, Vivement Lundi!, Mostfilm, Mer Film, VICE Studios, Left Handed Films, RYOT Films, Arte France are also behind the movie.The animated film also counts Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Riz Ahmed and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as executive producers.