VMI Boards Liberation
VMI Worldwide has acquired world rights to the WWII title Liberation, formally known as Avenue of the Giants, starring Stephen Lang (Avatar), Elsie Fisher(Eighth Grade), Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and Luke Blumm (Where The Crawdads Sing).
Written and directed by filmmaker Finn Taylor, the film tells the true story of Herbert Heller (Blumm), who kept his experience as a teenage boy surviving for years in Auschwitz hidden from his family. That is until he meets Abbey (Fisher), a young teenager whose own brush with pain and death inspires him to open up as well, leading the two of them to exchange their stories as a meaningful and healing friendship is born.
Liberation will have its world premiere at the 2023 Hampton’s International Film Festival and its West Coast premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Flux Capacitor’s Michael Manasseri is a co-producer on Liberation having worked on location in Prague, Czechia.