Gravitas Ventures has acquired the riveting and startling documentary, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, which will be released digitally on iTunes on March 14, 2017. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, and written and directed by Jaimelyn Lippman, the feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth.
Babies are dying, women aren’t speaking out and the signs are being missed. WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence, featuring stories from activist Lindsay Gerszt, Carnie Wilson, Tanya Newbould (X-Men) Chef Aarti Sequeira (Food Network Host) and Peggy Tanous (The Real Housewives of Orange County), among others. The film is produced by Lippman, Gerszt and Newbould. The deal was negotiated between Brendan Gallagher of Gravitas Ventures and Diana Holtzberg of East Village Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
“WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS sheds a bright light on the serious issues associated with postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. I am honored to be a part of this team, that worked so fearlessly to bring awareness to the cause, and seek action for mothers around the world,” said Executive Producer and Narrator Brooke Shields
Jamielyn Lippman, director and owner of the film’s production company Point Of View Pictures, shared “With all of the recent lives that have been lost due to infanticide and suicide this is such a timely film. We couldn’t have found a better fit then Gravitas to give this film the attention it needs and deserves.”
The sales manager for Gravitas Ventures, Anna Roberts, confirmed her excitement, stating “PPD is such an uncovered subject in documentary format, and Gravitas feels Jaimelyn did a phenomenal job bringing it to light. We are excited to share such a compelling documentary with hundreds of millions of homes worldwide through all of our partners worldwide.”
About Point Of View Pictures
Point Of View Pictures is a Los Angeles based film production company owned and operated by Jamielyn Lippman. The company has produced two feature-length documentaries, “When The Bough Breaks about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields & “Die Trying” about the underlying determination to be an actor in Hollywood.
Point Of View Pictures has acquired the rights to several true-life stories that are being developed into feature films and documentaries. Currently in production is the documentary “3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story” which follows the life-changing journey of an actor who was duped into drug smuggling and spent three years in the most dangerous prison in Pakistan; a feature length film based on this same story entitled “The Price of Pride” will also be produced by the company. Another feature film currently in development is “The Untitled Ireland Love Story” which follows a young woman who loses her best friend to a brain aneurism, leaving her three young children to care for. Fueled by her compassion for her best friend’s children, she embarks on a journey that takes her from Los Angeles to Ireland where she finds unexpected love.
About Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Recent releases include Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut, “All We Had,” Jonathan Hock’s “Fastball,” Colin Hanks’ “All Things Must Pass,” “Being Evel” from Academy Award® winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” and “For The Love of Spock” from Director Adam Nimoy.