Blue Ant Studios Picks Up Distribution Rights to Stormy


Blue Ant Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the new documentary Stormy, chronicling the life of Stormy Daniels.

In the documentary, available as a 120-minute film or two 60-minute parts, Daniels shares her story and account of events that have become part of American history, taking audiences behind the scenes as she grapples with the aftermath of her legal battle with former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Emmy-nominated producer Erin Lee Carr (I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter) and producer/director Sarah Gibson (Orgasm Inc: The Story of One Taste) are behind the documentary. The two are also behind Britney vs. Spears.

Stormy is executive produced by Judd Apatow of Apatow Productions (George Carlin’s American Dream, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling), alongside Sara Bernstein and Meredith Kaulfers from Imagine Documentaries (The Super Models, Judy Blume Forever). Emelia Brown also serves as producer.

The documentary is currently streaming on Peacock in the U.S., and Blue Ant Studios will be taking it global.

“Our team is thrilled to have international rights for this sought-after documentary produced by two renowned filmmakers who specialize in portraying the stories of women exploited and harmed by the legal system,” said Lilla Hurst, global head of acquisitions and content strategy at Blue Ant Studios. “This is an inside look with exclusive access into a David and Goliath battle and the consequences of being the voice of dissent against someone with ultimate power, a standing President. Audiences will see history through a new lens and walk away with an entirely different perspective.”

“Blue Ant Studios has an impressive track record working with documentary projects and turning them into global hits,” commented Lee Carr. “They understand exactly what we were trying to accomplish by showing Stormy as a mother, an artist and an advocate working hard to reinvent herself, and we are excited to be partnering with them to take Stormy’s story to a global audience.”

“Ultimately, this film is a constellation of kindred spirits—everyone involved had the bravery to tell a controversial person’s story and to give her a chance to speak her truth, like-minded hearts coming together saying, it’s not OK how this woman’s been treated with all the death threats,” added Gibson. “We all wanted to get behind her and tell her story with the hopes that this was an opportunity for her to live safely in this country with her daughter.”