According to The Hollywood Reporter, film company Neon has partnered with National Geographic Documentary Films to release the Sundance Film Festival documentary Fire of Love.
- The immersive documentary tells the story of eccentric French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft as they captured the spectacular imagery of volcanoes and died in a volcanic explosion, doing the very thing that brought them together.
- Neon plans a theatrical release this summer ahead of a streaming release on Disney+ later this year.
- National Geographic previously announced their acquisition of the film back in January.
- Neon and National Geographic have also partnered together before to release Matthew Heineman’s COVID documentary The First Wave in 2021.
- Sara Dosa directed Fire of Love, which uses rare archival footage and is narrated by Miranda July.
- At Sundance, Fire of Love was awarded the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award.
- The film is produced by Shane Boris, Ina Fichman and Dosa.
- Executive Producers are Greg Boustead and Jessica Harrop of Sandbox Films, Carolyn Bernstein of National Geographic Documentary Films and Josh Braun and Dan Braun of Submarine.
- The documentary feature is a Sandbox Films, Intuitive Pictures & Cottage M production.
For more on Fire of Love, check out Alex’s review of the new documentary film.