The Harvey Weinstein scandal marked a major shift in the history of Hollywood and remarkably altered the atmosphere in the industry. It may seem like old news to some after 2 years since the news first broke, but its significance cannot be denied. An upcoming documentary on the event and its magnitude, directed by Ursula Macfarlane, has just been acquired in the US by Hulu, who will stream the film after its theatrical release.
Macfarlane is an experienced documentary director who wants to show audiences sides of the story they haven’t seen yet from online and print media. She spoke with survivors of assault and company insiders from Miramax and the Weinstein Company, those who had the courage to speak. Untouchable aims to humanize the survivors and encourage connection that will spark a true emotional response in a way that simply articles cannot capture.
Clearly the work on the film has been paying off, as Embankmant Films and Lightbox successfully negotiated the seven-figure deal. BBC will be leading streaming in the UK and in many other countries the film has been sold as well.
The filmmakers hope that the accessibility of the film through streaming sites will help spread the message that power should not go unchecked and that those who have the courage to speak up against injustice can in fact, change the world.