Posted Thursday 21 Jul 2022
Leanne Pooley's documentary The Girl on the Bridge has been acquired by digital media distributor Premiere Digital. Audiences worldwide can now rent or buy it on digital platforms, such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more.
The Girl on the Bridge premiered at NZIFF 2020, and received rave reviews; this was followed by a general release that year across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.
The Girl on the Bridge follows 22-year-old Jazz Thornton, suicide survivor and mental health advocate, as she shares the story of the loss of her close friend Jess. This film provides insight into the complex subject of the modern mental health crisis that society is only beginning to understand. While focusing on this often triggering and heavy topic that challenges audiences, the film is ultimately about hope and redemption.
Other WIFT members involve include Producers Alex Reed and Cass Avery, Editor Margot Francis, Production Manager Sophie Dowson.