ABRAMORAMA ACQUIRES CONTROVERSIAL NEW DOCUMENTARY
8 BILLION ANGELS
Live Global Streaming Premiere Screening April 20th
Nationwide Watch Now @ Home Cinema Release beginning April 23, 2021
New York, NY, March 11, 2020 – Abramorama has announced the acquisition of North American theatrical distribution rights to sustainability expert and environmental activist Terry Spahr’s controversial and timely new documentary 8 BILLION ANGELS, a film that asks the question, “Are there too many of us for planet Earth?” President of Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology and world-famous author Paul Ehrlich (Population Bomb) has called the film “a much-needed call for action,” and distinguished Professor of Ecology and author William Ripple (Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice) says the film is “an absorbing tale, revealing the shocking truth.” Abramorama will host a national virtual premiere event screening on April 20 at 8 PM EST followed by a panel discussion on the inconvenient truths of overpopulation, to be followed by a nationwide Watch Now @ Home Cinema Release on April 23, 2021.
Executive Producer Terry Spahr stated, “With every environmental crisis getting worse not better, it’s ‘all hands on deck.’ Unless and until we change our way of thinking, we won’t solve this emergency.”
Today, humanity’s demand for resources vastly exceeds nature’s ability to supply them. Food, water, climate and extinction emergencies are unfolding before our eyes. 8 BILLION ANGELS tells the truth about the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet. It dispels the misperceptions that technology can save us, that reducing consumption is the only answer, and that the blame lies solely in the developing world. Using breathtaking cinematography and startling emotion, the film takes the viewer on an immersive and emotional journey into the lives of farmers, fisherman and others as they witness an unfolding global crisis and inspires real solutions toward lasting sustainability and a better quality of life for all Earth’s inhabitants.
Abramorama CEO Richard Abramowitz commented, “8 BILLION ANGELS approaches a real problem from an entirely new angle. Our hope is that this film will break through the clutter to generate meaningful action and change.”
Terry Spahr is the Executive Director of Earth Overshoot, a nonprofit dedicated to making nature and its resources central to all personal and public decision-making through targeted education and advocacy. Spahr, a naturalist and environmental activist, is an expert on sustainability and the intersection of human consumption and population as the primary drivers of environmental destruction. 8 Billion Angels is Spahr’s debut featurelength documentary production.
8 BILLION ANGELS (USA, 74 Minutes, English – Unrated) – ABRAMORAMA presents a TERRY SPAHR PRODUCTION, in association with COLORLESS QUEEN PRODUCTIONS. Executive Producer TERRY SPAHR. Producers KATYA ALEXANDER and DOUG EMERSON. Director of Photography JAKE MITCHELL. Music Editor ADAM WEISS. Editor DARIANNA CARDILLI. Directed by VICTOR VELLE. For more information visit www.8billionangels.org. AN ABRAMORAMA.LIVE PREMIERE SCREENING EVENT AND NORTH AMERICAN WATCH NOW @ HOME CINEMA RELEASE.
About Earth Overshoot
Earth Overshoot is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making ecological limits central to all personal and public decision-making through targeted education and advocacy. Its goal is to achieve a sustainable society characterized by human well-being and flourishing biodiversity. Launched in early 2019, the organization builds upon the key messages presented in 8 Billion Angels, a documentary feature about overpopulation as an overarching upstream cause of our global environmental emergencies.
Abramorama is the preeminent global theatrical distribution and rights management partner for documentary and music films and is recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning features. An innovator in the focused, personalized form of film marketing, promotion, distribution and live, event and digital cinema, Abramorama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers while continuing to trail-blaze exciting new pathways to defined audiences. Over the course of 20 years, Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed hundreds of films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy Award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool; Atlantic Records and Melanie Martinez’ K-12; John McDermott’s Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church; Amir Bar-Lev’s Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead; Tabbert Fiiller’s The Public Image Is Rotten; Danny Clinch and Pearl Jam’s Let’s Play Two; Corbett Redford and Green Day’s Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk; John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary; Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg’s Who Will Write Our History; Brett Bern’s BANG! The Bert Berns Story; Brett Morgen and National Geographic’s seminal Jane; Asif Kapadia’s Senna; Neil Young’s vast catalog of Bernard Shakey Productions; Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty; Sacha Gervasi’s Spirit Award-winning Anvil! The Story of Anvil; Banksy’s Academy Award® nominated & Spirit Award-winning Exit Through the Gift Shop; Laurie Anderson’s New York Times critics’ pick, Heart of a Dog; Showtime’s National Board of Review Winner Listen to Me Marlon; Academy Award®-nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner The Look of Silence; and the episodic multi-platform series Deconstructing The Beatles. Abramorama is a founding partner of The Seventh Art Stand program, an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, that ran in more than 50 theaters across the United States in May of 2017. Abramorama launched a conscious films imprint, Mangurama, in 2018 alongside its music-centric film fund focused on the global release of iconic music documentaries. In January of 2019 the company launched the live multicast streaming enterprise ABCinemaNOW.com with the global live introduction, interstitial programming, and Q&A from Paris, France for the 55-country release of Who Will Write Our History. In 2020 Abramorama Selects was launched providing a gateway for select films across global VOD platforms. For more information visit abramorama.com.