XTR
IndustryFilm industry
FounderBryn Mooser
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
United States
Divisions
  • XTR Film Society
Websitextr.com

XTR is an American independent film production company founded in 2019 by Bryn Mooser. The company is best known for producing films Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020), Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020), The Fight (2020), 76 Days (2020), and Ascension (2021).

History

In September 2019, it was announced Bryn Mooser had launched XTR a film and television production company specializing in documentaries.[1][2] Apart from financing and producing films, XTR through XTR Film Society a non-profit division of the company, that offers grants to filmmakers making documentaries with less commercial value.[3]

In October 2020, it was announced Tony Hsieh had invested $17.5 million dollars in the company, which would be used to finance and produce films, and offer grants to filmmakers.[4]

Documentary+, XTR's free streaming platform for nonfiction film and TV, was launched in January 2021.[5][6]

In April 2022, the company's first television series They Call Me Magic was released on Apple TV+.[7]

In October 2022, XTR Studios opened a 35,000-square-foot production facility and headquarters in Echo Park.[5]

In January 2024, XTR launched a branded-content division led by Kelly Spencer.[8]

Filmography

2020s

Release Date Title Notes
July 8, 2020 Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado distributed by Netflix
July 10, 2020 Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets distributed by Utopia[9]
July 31, 2020 The Fight distributed by Magnolia Pictures[10]
August 28, 2020 You Cannot Kill David Arquette distributed by Super LTD[11]
August 28, 2020 Feels Good Man distributed by Independent Lens[12]
December 4, 2020 76 Days distributed by MTV Documentary Films[13]
March 26, 2021 Miracle Fishing: Kidnapped Abroad distributed by Discovery+ and Gravitas Ventures[14]
May 14, 2021 Us Kids distributed by Greenwich Entertainment[15]
June 25, 2021 Rebel Hearts distributed by Discovery+[16]
July 2, 2021 Kid Candidate distributed by Gunpowder & Sky[17]
July 23, 2021 Ailey distributed by Neon[18]
August 6, 2021 Bring Your Own Brigade distributed by CBSN[19]
August 12, 2021 Homeroom distributed by Hulu[20]
September 3, 2021 Faya Dayi distributed by Janus Films[21]
October 8, 2021 Ascension distributed by MTV Documentary Films[22]
October 22, 2021 At the Ready distributed by Gravitas Ventures[23]
December 3, 2021 Try Harder distributed by Greenwich Entertainment[24]
July 27, 2022 We Met in Virtual Reality distributed by HBO Documentary Films[25]
August 12, 2022 Free Chol Soo Lee distributed by Mubi[26]
August 19, 2022 The Territory distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films[27]
September 30, 2022 Sirens distributed by Oscilloscope[28]
November 4, 2022 Meet Me in the Bathroom distributed by Utopia and Showtime[29]
January 9, 2023 I Didn't See You There distributed by POV[30]
May 19, 2023 The Thief Collector distributed by FilmRise[31]
July 14, 2023 Lakota Nation vs. United States distributed by IFC Films[32]
August 25, 2023 Carpet Cowboys distributed by MEMORY[33]
October 6, 2023 Plan C distributed by Level 33 Entertainment[34]
October 11, 2023 Reality Winner distributed by Codebreaker Films[35]
October 20, 2023 We Dare to Dream distributed by Violet Films[36]
October 25, 2023 Periodical distributed by MSNBC Films[37]

Upcoming

Release Date Title Notes
TBA 2024 Gasoline Rainbow distributed by Mubi[38]
TBA Users
TBA Wake Up on Mars
TBA Faceless
TBA Butterfly in the Sky

References

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  2. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 12, 2019). "RYOT Co-Founder Bryn Mooser Launches Documentary Studio Startup XTR". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Galuppo, Mia (January 21, 2020). "Non-Fiction Studio XTR Films Announces Feature Slate, Grant Programs". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  4. ^ White, Peter (October 7, 2020). "Non-Fiction Studio XTR Secures $17.5M Investment From Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh To Bolster Doc Plans". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Evan Nicole Brown (October 2, 2022). "XTR Studios Opens 35,000-Square-Foot Hub for Documentary Production in Echo Park". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  6. ^ Brian Welk (January 28, 2021). "Documentary+ Streaming Service Launched by Nonfiction Studio XTR". The Wrap. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  7. ^ "Apple announces "They Call Me Magic," the four-part real-life story of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, set to debut April 22 on Apple TV+". Apple TV+. February 4, 2022. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
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  9. ^ Lindahl, Chris (May 18, 2020). "Sundance Hit 'Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets' Sets Unique Summer Release Plan — Exclusive". IndieWire. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (January 29, 2020). "Magnolia & Topic Studios Closing Seven-Figure Deal On Sundance Docu 'The Fight'; ACLU Vs. Donald Trump On Civil Liberties". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 1, 2020). "Neon's Super LTD Picks Up SXSW Documentary 'You Cannot Kill David Arquette'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
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  20. ^ White, Peter (April 20, 2021). "Peter Nicks' Documentary 'Homeroom', Exec Produced By Ryan Coogler, Lands At Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  21. ^ Carey, Matthew (April 6, 2021). "Janus Films Takes North American Rights To 'Faya Dayi', "Gorgeously Cinematic" Doc From Director Jessica Beshir". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
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  23. ^ Hipes, Patrick (August 20, 2021). "Gravitas Grabs 'At the Ready'; 'Marionette' And 'Chompy & The Girls' Land Deals – Film Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  24. ^ Carey, Matthew (August 19, 2021). "Greenwich Entertainment Acquires 'Try Harder!,' Grade A Doc On High School Kids Facing College App Pressure". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  25. ^ Barfield, Charles (July 11, 2022). "'We Met In Virtual Reality' Trailer: Joe Hunting's New Doc Was Created Using Only VR". The Playlist. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
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  28. ^ White, Peter (April 22, 2022). "'Sirens': Oscilloscope Lands North American Rights To Wild Rock Doc About Female Beirut Thrash Metal Band". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
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  31. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (March 22, 2023). "Art Heist Documentary 'The Thief Collector' Acquired for North America by FilmRise (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 10, 2023.
  32. ^ Lang, Brent (November 1, 2022). "IFC Films Buys Documentary 'Lakota Nation vs. United States' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  33. ^ Billington, Alex (August 2, 2023). "Carpet Cowboys' Doc Trailer About USA's 'Carpet Capital of the World'". First Showing. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  34. ^ Grobar, Matt (July 28, 2023). "Nicholas Cirillo, Matthew Montemaro Launch Enzo Entertainment; Level 33 Acquires Sundance-Premiering Abortion Rights Doc 'Plan C'; Freestyle Takes 'Storage Locker' Horror – Film Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2023.
  35. ^ Carey, Matthew (September 21, 2023). "'Reality Winner' Trailer: Imprisoned NSA Whistleblower Who Became A Cause Célèbre Shares Her Story With Director Sonia Kennebeck". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  36. ^ Morfoot, Addie (October 17, 2023). "John Legend Lends His Voice to Waad Al-Kateab's 'We Dare to Dream' as Songwriter and Producer (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  37. ^ Carey, Matthew (March 10, 2023). "'Periodical' Trailer: SXSW Menstrual Cycle Documentary Features Naomi Watts, Gloria Steinem, Megan Rapinoe And More Tackling A Taboo Subject". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
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