New acquisition: Under the wire by Chris Martin

We're pleased to announce the acquisition of Chris Martin’s (The War on Democracy) latest feature Under The Wire for world sales outside the US, and UK distribution. Presented by HISTORY® Films (in association with A&E IndieFilms) and the BFI, based on the book Under the Wire by Paul Conroy, the film is produced by Tom Brisley and Arrow Media in association with Vice Films.

Under the Wire is a powerful account of legendary Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy’s mission to Homs, Syria in February 2012. Their assignment was to cover the plight of trapped Syrian civilians under siege by their own government. Tragically, Colvin was killed when the international media centre was hit by Syrian Army artillery fire; despite being critically injured, Conroy had to find a way make it out alive.

Under the Wire will make its World Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and its international premiere at AFI DOCS in June, followed by UK and US theatrical campaigns in the autumn.