Strange Attractions is Peter Friedman's Paris-based company. We produce non-fiction films on diverse subjects including: portraits of extraordinary people, gay and aids-related issues, contemporary biology, and subjective essays on matters such as humanity's relationship to nature, to mortality, and to existential questions. Our films have won many top awards, including the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, the Los Angeles Film Critics' Award, a Peabody Award, an Academy Award nomination, The Prix Europa in Berlin, and The Prix Italia in Rome, among others. The films have been shown extensively worldwide in cinemas, at film festivals, on television, in schools and museums, and on streaming sites.
Partners and supporters
US supporters include the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Sundance Channel, POV, PBS, ITVS and IFP/No Borders. European supporters include ARTE-France, BBC, Channel 4 London, ZDF/Germany, RTBF/Belgium, YLE Finland, NPS/Holland, SVT/Sweden, DR/Denmark, France 3, SBS/Australia, and producing partners Les Films d’Ici/Paris, Egoli Tossell Films/Germany, and Scarabee Films/Holland. Other European supporters include the Dutch Film Fund, the Rotterdam Film Fund, Cinemart, the Saxony Fund, the Centre National de la Cinematographie & la Procirep (France), AVEK (Finland), MEDIA and EURIMAGES (European funds).
Our distributors and sales agents include Netflix, Zeitgeist Films, Docurama, Magnolia Films, Cinedigm, First Run Features, and Cinema Guild, and Alexander Street Films, Films Transit in Montreal, and FilmsWeLike in Toronto.