Jeremy Workman’s documentary The World Before Your Feet, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, will release be released theatrically later this year by Greenwich Entertainment.
Executive produced by Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Café Society), this personal and moving documentary follows Matt Green, who for six years has walked every block of every street in New York City. This journey of over 8000 miles takes Green and the audience to each neighborhood in the five boroughs and reveals the humanity and wonder of the world’s greatest city.
Critics raved following the film’s SXSW premiere with The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore saying “a Gotham-set charmer about the pleasures of wandering,” RogerEbert.com’s Nick Allen declaring the film “lovely…inspired me to get outside and look around,” and The Playlist’s Gary Garrison calling it “an utterly compelling joy.”
“Jeremy has found in Matt Green, a kind of contemporary Thoreau, and in the process of documenting Matt’s quest has made one of the most poignant and inspiring city symphonies in documentary history,” according to Greenwich co-managing director Edward Arentz.
“Jesse and I are thrilled and honored that Greenwich Entertainment will be releasing The World Before Your Feet and helping audiences discover Matt’s unique journey,” said Workman. “With the passion that Edward and his team have for this film, we know this is the ideal partnership.