Press release: Unobstructed View Now Distributing Passion River Films Titles in Canada


Toronto, ON (March 23rd, 2018) – Unobstructed View is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement in Canada with New Jersey-based Passion River Films. Since 1998, Passion River Films has been devoted to acquiring and distributing unique independent films and documentaries with a focus on films with strong audience engagement and community impact. Passion River’s esteemed catalogue includes Katherine Dieckmann’s 2016 drama Strange Weather starring Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter, Justin Kelly’s 2016 biopic I Am Michael based on the life of ex-gay activist Michael Glatze featuring James Franco and Zachary Quinto, and the Liam Neeson-narrated documentary Love Thy Nature from award-winning documentarian Sylvie Rokab.

“Passion River consistently offers the smart, niche content that educated Canadians are looking for,” says Unobstructed View President Jonathan Gross. “It’s a pleasure to bring their oeuvre to the Canadian market.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Unobstructed View,” says Passion River’s Mathew Levy, Senior Director of Sales and Acquisitions. “With a commitment to indie film and a strong outreach to Canadian specialty outlets, we are confident that Unobstructed View will bring our titles to a much broader consumer base who don’t traditionally have easy accessibility to high-end indie content.”

UV will be distributing a selection of DVD and Blu-ray releases in Canada for Passion River Films.

For more information please call Lydia Ogwang at 416-597-8325 or contact her at

About Unobstructed View:

Unobstructed View (previously known as Video Services Corp.) is a full-service distributor with direct relationships and a commitment to tailor distribution strategies across all platforms, from theatrical release to home video, VOD, and television. Owned by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Unobstructed View owns a catalog of hundreds of film and TV titles and has ongoing distribution agreements with Film Movement, Kino Lorber, and Synapse, just to name a few. Recent and upcoming film and TV releases include TIFF Selections Past Life and In Between, Sundance selection As You Are, Canadian film First Round Down, and C?zanne et Moi.

About Passion River Films:

Passion River Films is a film distribution company specializing in releasing films that engage with audiences and impact communities. We handle distribution to theaters, VOD, home video, and to academic and digital markets. Passion River‘s uniquely diverse catalog features Academy Award and Emmy-winning films as well as films that have been recognized at Independent Spirit Awards, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival and many other prestigious events.

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