April 13, 2021


Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to No Ordinary Man. The news of the acquisition of No Ordinary Man comes at an appropriate time as March 31 was Trans Day of Visibility.

“For me, No Ordinary Man was such an eye-opening and welcome introduction to Billy Tipton,” said O-Scope’s Dan Berger. “Aisling and Chase’s inventive portrait adopts a number of alternative storytelling methods to highlight not only Billy’s life, but what Billy’s life meant to a whole community and culture in general. The film is an incredibly empathetic work, with no shortage of thoughtful and thought-provoking participants, and our hope is that every audience that experiences it has as profound a response to it as I did. All good cinema has the potential to change people, but only great cinema actually does, and No Ordinary Man is truly great.”

The deal with Oscilloscope was negotiated by Mimi Steinbauer and Andrew Neel of Radiant Films International, who acquired the documentary after its world premiere at TIFF 2020. Radiant is handling worldwide sales on the film, which was recently screened at the European Film Market (EFM) Online. Oscilloscope is set to release the film later in 2021.

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