A new short film about big pharma and the big business of HIV is explored through the lens of a long-term survivor, who puts his life on the line in search of a cure.
Peacock has announced the acquisition of the documentary short RIGHT TO TRY chronicling HIV survivor and activist Jeffrey Drew’s pursuit to find a cure for HIV. The documentary, produced by Octavia Spencer and directed by Zeberiah Newman, premiered on December 1 and reveals Drew’s experience participating in an experiment that could lead to an historic medical breakthrough for the millions of people living with HIV around the world.
“We are thrilled our film RIGHT TO TRY will be seen on Peacock. Though Jeffrey Drew’s heroic journey is singular, his story is universal. This is an important film and with Peacock we have a wonderful partner to bring it to our audience,” said Octavia Spencer, Producer.
“It is an honor to share Drew’s story with Peacock users and raise awareness around the important issue of HIV research,” said Val Boreland EVP, Content Acquisitions, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We know the impact of this documentary will be far-reaching.”
RIGHT TO TRY is directed by Zeberiah Newman, produced by Octavia Spencer, Brian Clisham, Stephanie Kluft of Orit Entertainment and Andrew Carlberg.
Watch Right To Try here.