For immediate release:
France/Germany – Tuesday 4th October 2022 – Federation is thrilled to announce its latest acquisition of the international distribution rights to Peter Doherty: Stranger in my own skin, an exclusive feature documentary telling the story of iconic British punk rockstar, Peter Doherty. Co-produced by Wendy Productions (Katia deVidas) and Federation Studios, the film is directed by Katia deVidas, and co-written by Katia deVidas with Fernanda Rossi based on an original idea from Christian Fevret.
Peter Doherty’s partner, Director-musician Katia deVidas, has filmed over 200 hours of footage over a 10-year period, delivering never-before-seen, and rare moments of unparalleled creation and intimacy. During the engrossing 90-minute documentary, we discover British punk rock singer-songwriter, and Libertines’ legendary frontman, Peter Doherty, as he plunges into the depths of addiction at the very height of his popularity. We experience, in the artist’s own words, Doherty’s moving and emotionally charged fight to overcome his demons and emerge from darkness back into the light.
“Stranger in my own skin is the documented tale of an intimate quest for paradoxical liberty, between spotlights and darkness, glitter and misery, pleasure and pain. It portrays a dandy lost in the XXIth century, but it’s never judgmental. This is a movie about hope, about a man who must choose between healing or continuing life as a vagabond, painfully recording new songs that he dreams will redeem him. Stranger in my own skin is about this crossroads, this turning point in the quest of an artist reaching their own limits. Every character in this movie is atypical, unstable. The camera captures souls, looks, truths -mostly lost ones, along with intense moments of the sort that are usually hidden. I made this movie to make people aware of the consequences of addiction in human beings, whether you’re a rockstar or not.” - Katia deVidas, director.
"Stranger in my own skin by Katia deVidas is an intimate and deeply sensitive movie. Through the unusual journey of Peter Doherty, the film speaks about addiction, and how our society deals with it, ultimately depicting how love and music can save you from the abyss. This documentary has an international scope and is a moving portrait of Peter Doherty that also attempts to change the way we think about addiction. As with our Emmy nominated feature documentary, Nadia (by Anissa Bonnefont), we aim to resonate with the largest audience possible. - Myriam Weil, producer Federation Studios
Regarding his journey to recovery, Peter Doherty remarks, “The talent is the man and comes from the man and comes from the artist and doesn’t come from the drugs, and has never come from the drugs. Part of the fun and the challenge of creating is to create in spite of circumstances, so, in spite of being a drug addict, or in spite of being clean. I will create.”
2022 is a landmark year for Peter Doherty who is (currently) touring through Europe with Frédéric Lo, as well as with rock band, Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres. The Libertines are also currently on a world tour, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their cult album Up the brackets, which climaxed with a sold-out concert at Wembley (UK) just last July.
Peter Doherty and Carl Barât are currently in the process of writing a new Libertines album.
Peter Doherty: Stranger in my own skin will be launched at MIPCOM 2022, by Federation Studios, which holds worldwide distribution rights.
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About Federation Studios: Led by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan, Federation heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Previously Federation Entertainment, Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.
Only eight years after its creation, the production and distribution studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, and Tel-Aviv boasts 230 full time employees, a number which continues to grow monthly.
Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and light entertainment space, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (50 X 52’), the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52’), the Netflix original hit series Baby (now 3 seasons), the premium live action hit for tweens Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′), Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, produced for the European Alliance (France Televisions, ZDF, Rai), BBC and PBS Masterpiece; as well as Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime-Video), Nadia (Canal+) and Shocking Schiaparelli (52’, France Télévisions & RTS) to name a few.