Distribution and Marketing 

Intelligent Lives

“For the past two years, Jon Reiss has provided essential guidance and perspective on every phase of our film’s release – from film festivals to theatrical, distribution and broadcast.  I can say with certainty that the impact, reach and financial success of Intelligent Lives has been magnified immeasurably by our periodic consultations with 8 Above.”

Dan Habib, Director/Producer, Intelligent Lives.


Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing.

Notable Release Aspects
70 city theatrical/theatrical on demand release with massive outreach campaign.  Broadcast on America ReFramed forthcoming.

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