November 13: Jules and Gedeon Naudet head to Netflix for Paris attack documentary
VOD News | On 12, Mar 2018
Documentarians Jules and Gedeon Naudet are heading to Netflix for their new project, November 13.
The brothers, who directed the landmark documentary 9/11, won awards for their portrayal of the September 11 attack, shot from the perspective of the firefighters responding to the incident. They have since produced and directed The Presidents’ Gatekeepers for Discovery Channel, an account of five decades of presidential history seen through the eyes of all 20 living White House chiefs of staff, and The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, a documentary film airing on Showtime and CBS featuring all twelve living CIA directors. Now, they’re heading to Netflix for a three-part documentary, that will explore the human stories behind the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on November 13th, 2015.
Following the chronology of the events, November 13 will share testimonies of the people brought together by tragedy, from the survivors, the fire department, the Police and the leaders of the French government, including French President at the time of the events, François Hollande.
“We feel it is a great privilege to be able to share these incredible stories of survival and hope. This is a project very close to our hearts, and we truly found the right partners at Netflix to make it come to life,” say Jules and Gédéon Naudet.
“We are inspired by the incredible filmmaking process and storytelling, as well as the great care and integrity Jules and Gédéon brought to the stories of the victims and first responders,” says Erik Barmack Vice President of International Originals at Netflix. “This is an important project for everyone here at Netflix, and we are honored to be able to provide a platform to help tell the stories of all those who went through these shattering events.”
The documentary will be executive produced and directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet (Goldfish Pictures); and produced by Propagate (Executive producers for Propagate are Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens) and No School Productions (Marie Drucker as Associate Producer). It will be released on Netflix later this year.