FilmRise to Release 1275 Days on TVOD


FilmRise is set to release the new documentary 1275 Days, which explores juvenile incarceration in America, through TVOD beginning next year.

Directed by Carlye Rubin and Katie Green’s (The Family I Had, The (Dead Mother’s) Club), 1275 Days takes an intimate and unprecedented look at one Indiana family that is dealing with the loopholes in the felony murder rule as applied to juveniles—specifically 15-year-old Blake Layman.

An official selection at this year’s DOC NYC, the film will screen at the festival Friday, November 8, and had its North American premiere at the 2019 Heartland Film Festival. It will be available on DVD and BluRay and to rent or download on digital platforms including iTunes, Prime Video and GooglePlay on March 3, 2020.

The film, executive produced by FilmRise, follows Blake’s family—after a botched home invasion finds him facing a life sentence for felony murder—as they fight to reduce his sentence. 1275 Days not only explores the complicated issues surrounding juvenile incarceration in America but exposes the financial and emotional burden families of the incarcerated face. Shot over four years since Blake’s original sentencing in 2013, the film paints a vivid picture of being young, incarcerated and grieving, while facing an extreme sentence.