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Controversial Trump and Putin Documentary ‘ACTIVE MEASURES’ Set For 1st April Release in What is NOT Fake News this April Fools

12 March 2019

Kew Media Distribution and Shooting Films are thrilled to announce that its critically acclaimed documentary ‘ACTIVE MEASURES’ with its laser sharp focus on the controversy surrounding Trump and Putin, will be released in the UK, Eire, Australia and New Zealand on iTunes and across On Demand platforms on 1st April. Active Measures chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the American presidential election of 2016 and was the #1 documentary on iTunes when released in the US.

Filmmaker Jack Bryan (The Living, Struck) exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladimir Putin to disrupt, and ultimately control world events. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. With democracy hanging in the balance, Active Measures is essential viewing. Unravelling the true depth and scope of ‘the Russia story’ as we have come to know it, this film is a jarring reminder that some conspiracies hide in plain sight.



In what Variety called: “Explosive… could be likened to watching a 21st Century version of
Watergate,” Active Measures tells the story of the interconnected rise of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, while exposing the largest and most effectively executed espionage operation in history. An ambitious KGB colonel, Vladimir Putin, rises from anonymity to become the president of Russia. By taking control of the media, cracking down on dissidents, and using the Russian Mob as a branch of the government, he manages to turn Russia into his personal Mafia state.



Relying on exclusive testimony from 29 global experts, including Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, John Podesta and former CIA Director James Woolsey. Active Measures is a must-see thriller, essential for understanding the full context behind today’s headlines.

Active Measures premiered at Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto 2018, and will have special screenings at the European Parliament in Brussels this April and at the Riviera Film Festival in May this year.



Director Jack Bryan said “I hope that audiences learn the unfortunate lesson that we learned making it, that democracies are fragile. They don't stick around long if they aren't fought for, and, right now, democracy, worldwide and in America, is on the decline. It is our duty and our salvation as citizens to fight this slide into nationalism and kleptocracy for ourselves and future generations. If we do not stand up now, democracy itself could easily become a thing of the past.”

Mark Benmore, SVP of Sales of Kew Media Distribution said “This thrilling & shocking #1 hit, US documentary is compulsive viewing – and more relevant than ever”.



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Feature Documentary: 1 x 110-minutes

Director: Jack Bryan (The Living, Struck)
Producers: Jack Bryan (The Living), Marley Clements, Laura DuBois (In God We Trust)
Featuring: Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, James Woolsey, Michael McFaul, John Podesta, Jeremy Bash, Evan McMullin, Steven Hall, Mikheil Saakashvili, John Dean, Toomás Hendrik Ilves, Craig Unger, Michael Isikoff, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Eric Swalwell
Composers: Doran Danoff, John MacCallum
Director of Photography: Neil Barret (Edith+Eddie)
Executive Producer: Andrew Napier (Curfew)

About Kew Media Distribution
Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes a diverse catalogue of film, television and digital assets to broadcasters and viewing platforms across the world. Kew Media Distribution manages international rights to a library of over 10,000 hours of TV and digital content, including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at

About Shooting Films
Shooting Films is dedicated to making exciting films that are hard-hitting and honest. The company strives to create films that are both artistically and commercially appealing. Shooting Films has produced the game-changing documentary ACTIVE MEASURES, the award-winning feature film THE LIVING and the award-winning short films AND AFTER ALL, PUBLIC SPEAKING, and TIME.


Jack Bryan, Director, Producer
Jack Bryan
is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York. While still in college, Jack completed his first documentary feature, Life After Dark, which features Anthony Bourdain and chronicles the life and death of New York’s most notorious dive bar. The film played theatrically in 2009, and Jack was featured as one of Paper Magazine’s Chroniclers of Truth in their Unhollywood issue. He began writing on staff for an independent production company, where he directed the feature film Struck in 2010. Jack then produced the award-winning short film And After All in 2013, and wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning feature film The Living, released theatrically in 2015. His latest film, Active Measures, which explores the interconnected rise of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, and features exclusive interviews with subjects including Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, and Jeremy Bash, will make its world premiere in 2018 at the prestigious Hot Docs festival in Toronto.

Marley Clements, Producer
Marley Clements is a campaign and communications strategist based in Washington D.C. She began her career in politics as an organizer for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, and was the youngest elected delegate in Texas in 2008. Since receiving her dual degree in Latin American Policy and International Communications from Texas Christian University, Marley has spent nearly a decade in Washington, working in various capacities at international think tanks, and advocacy organizations, including the Brookings Institution, PolicyLink, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and several Democratic campaigns. She served as a writer and producer on the documentary Active Measures, which explores Russia’s interference in the 2016 US Presidential election.

Laura DuBois, Producer
Laura DuBois is an award-winning creative producer known for making innovative films that receive critical acclaim and distribution. She produced the award-winning feature film The Living in 2015. She has also produced multiple award-winning short films, along with commercial campaigns for clients such as Levis, i-D Magazine and Optimum Cable. In 2012, Laura, along with Jack Bryan, founded Shooting Films, an independent production company focused on pushing the storytelling capabilities of films that are artistically and commercially appealing. Shooting Films’ latest project is the documentary thriller Active Measures, which explores the interconnected rise of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Previously, Laura worked as an assistant in the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. She earned her bachelor’s degree with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Connecticut in 2006, and graduated from the film-making program at the Lee Strasberg Institute in 2010.

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