FilmRise acquires NA rights to The Justice of Bunny King
February 2, 2022
FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired the North American distribution rights to “The Justice of Bunny King” starring Essie Davis (“The Babadook,” “Assassin’s Creed”) and Thomasin McKenzie (“Jojo Rabbit,” “Last Night in Soho”, “The Power of the Dog”).
The deal gives FilmRise North American digital, broadcast and theatrical distribution rights. In the tradition of “I, Daniel Blake,” by noted filmmaker Ken Loach, “The Justice of Bunny King,” produced by Emma Slade of Firefly Films (“Come To Daddy,” “The Changeover”), is New Zealand’s Gaysorn Thavat’s feature film directorial debut and follows the triumphant and heart-breaking story of a mother who tries to battle her way back from the bottom to regain custody of her children.
Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise comments, “This is another set of excellent performances that will be added to our ever-growing library of diverse and independent films that tell often overlooked stories. Through a rawness of someone who has hit rock bottom, both Essie Davis and Thomasin McKenzie convey through the very real struggles that many families face on a daily basis.”