London– FremantleMedia International (FMI) have acquired the international distribution rights to the documentary Serena from US-based Film45.
The documentary reaches beyond the sports world to provide an unfiltered glimpse into the life of one of the greatest sports icons of this generation during her historic stint from 2015-2016. Serena is executive produced by the award-winning Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights).
The real, raw, and compelling Serena offers a portrait of the athlete-designer-businesswoman that is Serena Williams. Beginning with the 2015 Australian Open Finals where she won her 19th major title, this fascinating feature documentary follows the undisputed queen of the court, capturing her unrivalled perseverance in weeks leading up to the French Open, Wimbledon, the US Open and ultimately the 2016 Australian Open. Taking a day-in-the-life look, Serena exposes the uncompromising pressure that comes with being the world number one but ultimately emphasizing the humanity underpinning her success.