SnagFilms has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Decoding Deepak, the documentary directed by pop culture figure Deepak Chopra’s son Gotham Chopra. Decoding Deepak will be released October 5th day and date in major market theatres and nationwide on VOD and digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, VUDU and Xbox Live via SnagFilms. Paladin is handling theatrical distribution on behalf of SnagFilms. The movie, which premiered to critical praise earlier this year at South By Southwest Film Festival, is a NALA Investments production.
EXCLUSIVE: In the documentary Decoding Deepak, writer-director-producer Gotham Chopra takes a year-long road trip with his father to understand the public spiritual figure the author is to the world vs. the man he is known to his family. The SXSW Film Festival premiere examines Chopra’s relationship with devoted disciples ranging from celebs like Lady Gaga to ordinary folks searching for answers. The film also examines the massive empire Deepak has built over 25 years that came about from his own spiritual breakdown and a decidedly non-spiritual (and boozy) origin. The film premieres March 11th at SXSW. Here’s the trailer:
(Los Angeles, January 30, 2012) – NALA Films announced today that it has financed and produced DECODING DEEPAK, a feature-length documentary film that chronicles one year in the life of spiritualist and pop cultural icon Deepak Chopra. The film, which is written, directed and produced by Deepak’s son, filmmaker and journalist Gotham Chopra, follows Deepak as he road-trips across the world to uncover who Deepak really is, and, ultimately, who any of us really are. NALA Films plans to take the film on the festival circuit and seek the most effective way to reach what they believe to be a large worldwide audience for the film, including the millions familiar with the work of Deepak Chopra and the larger audience beyond. Gotham Chopra and Mark Rinehart serve as producers. Scott Carlin and NALA Films principals Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano Loquet serve as executive producers, and Josh Sorkin co-produced.