Indigo Girls Documentary Directed by Alexandria Bombach In Production

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In advance of their upcoming album Look Long on May 22, the legendary folk-rock duo Indigo Girls have announced that for the first time they will be the subjects of an upcoming documentary presented by Impact Partners.

The documentary will be made by Sundance award-winning director Alexandria Bombach (On Her Shoulders), and producers Kathlyn Horan (Cannes Lion-winning Breaking 2) and Jessica Devaney (Always in Season, The Feeling of Being Watched, Roll Red Roll) and provides an intimate look into the lives of one of the most iconic bands in America, the film is being produced by Multitude Films and will be completed in early 2021.


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Although Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been notoriously private in their over 30-year career, the team has exclusive access – unearthing nearly forty years of video archive that has been locked away in Amy's basement. The collection of tapes and film reels, captured mostly by herself and her father, documents everything from small bar gigs in the early 80s to late-night TV appearances to non-stop touring in the early 90s. With never-before-seen archival and intimate vérité, the film dives into the songwriting and storytelling of the music that transformed a generation.

Director Alexandria Bombach says, "Indigo Girls are unlike any other band, they mean so much to their fans, and I'm not the first to say their music changed my life. I think a film about these two incredible women is needed right now. I know if it already existed, I'd be watching it."


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Impact Partners' Jenny Raskin says, "I was so impressed by Alexandria Bombach's exceptional documentary ON HER SHOULDERS, and knew that she would bring her singular visual style and strong moral compass to the story of this incredible duo of musicians. This film is going to be much more than a traditional music bio-pic - it will feature emotional depth, socially relevant themes, humor, and of course, the incomparable music of Indigo Girls. Impact Partners is thrilled to partner again with Multitude Films and the Indigo Girls' long-time collaborator Kathlyn Horan on this film, and to help them produce it independently, mirroring the spirit of independence of the band."

Alexandria Bombach (Director, Editor, Director of Photography)

Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning documentary director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the cinematographer and editor of her films, she is known for a distinct intimacy with her subjects. Her recent work has focused on exploring ethics in journalism and advocacy, and challenging misperceptions of the refugee crisis.


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Her feature-length documentary, ON HER SHOULDERS (2018), won Best Directing in the US Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards, and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature. Her first feature-length documentary, FRAME BY FRAME (2015) premiered at SXSW and went on to win over 25 film festival awards. Alexandria was a 2019 Sundance Institute Momentum Fellow, and a 2019 Chicken & Egg Award Fellow.

Kathlyn Horan (Producer)

Kathlyn Horan is an award-winning independent producer and director based in Los Angeles. She recently produced, BREAKING 2, which won the 2018 Cannes Lion Gold & Silver and Gold and Silver Clios, and was a finalist for the Tribeca X Award.

The project brought together two iconic brands, National Geographic and Nike, in a feature documentary following the journey to break the 2-hour marathon barrier. The project spanned six countries and three continents and was globally released on YouTube with upwards of six million views. Her directorial debut feature documentary, THE IF PROJECT, premiered at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, where it won the Lena Sharp Award for Persistence of Vision and a Special Jury Prize. She has produced commercials for major brands, music videos for Grammy-winning artists, and award-winning scripted shorts including PAST DUE which won a jury prize at the 2012 Woodstock Film Festival. 


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Jessica Devaney (Producer)

Jessica Devaney is a Peabody-nominated producer and the founder of Multitude Films, an LGBTQ-led independent production company dedicated to telling stories by and about underrepresented communities. Her latest feature documentary, PRAY AWAY, produced in association with Blumhouse, was slated to premiere in competition at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and was chosen as a "critics pick" by The Hollywood Reporter. She also produced ALWAYS IN SEASON (Independent Lens), which premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency and was then nominated for an IDA Award. She recently produced THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (Tribeca 2018, POV), dubbed "a real-world conspiracy thriller" by Variety; Peabody-nominated ROLL RED ROLL (Tribeca 2018, POV), and Critic's Choice-nominated SPEED SISTERS (Hot Docs 2015, NETFLIX), which The New York Times called "subtly rebellious and defiantly optimistic." Additional credits include LOVE THE SINNER (Tribeca 2017, Amazon), CALL HER GANDA (Tribeca 2018, POV), and NAILA & THE UPRISING (IDFA 2017, PBS). Jessica co-founded the Queer Producers Collective and was a Sundance Edit and Story Lab fellow, Women at Sundance fellow, and Sundance Creative Producing Lab advisor. She received DOC NYC and TOPIC's inaugural 40 under 40 Award, the 2019 Cinereach Producers Award, and is an AMPAS Documentary Branch member.

About Impact Partners

Impact Partners is dedicated to funding independent documentary storytelling that entertains audiences, engages with pressing social issues, and propels the art of cinema forward.

Over the span of 12 years, Impact Partners has been involved in the financing of over 100 films, including: ICARUS, which won the 2018 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature; WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, which won the 2019 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary; DINA, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Feature by the International Documentary Association; THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, which was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary; THE COVE, which won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature; HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, which was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature; THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, which won the U.S. Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; and HELL AND BACK AGAIN, which won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.

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