Amber Hutton’s documentary, “Amber, a Baby’s Story,” will be released online October 3, the company announced on Thursday.
The film follows the lives of the three girls, who grew up in an abusive household, and will follow them as they navigate the transition from being adopted to being adults.
It is the first of three Netflix films produced by the film-maker and her husband, Tom, who also directed “A Ghost Story.”
The film will be a part of the streaming service’s first slate of original content.
Hutton previously released the short film “Abandoned House,” which chronicled the life of the families in a small Pennsylvania town in 2017.
It received a nomination for Best Documentary at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
“Amerika” is the story of the “babies” Hutton met at the family’s foster home.
“I wanted to tell the story in a way that was a little bit relatable,” Hutton told The Hill.
“So we just made them into characters.
So we decided to make the film like an animated cartoon and use some of the characters in the cartoons.”
Hutton said her family has been overwhelmed by the response to the film, which premiered at Sundance last year.
“We’re really blown away by the reception.
We’re just really excited to be able to share the story and hopefully help others,” she said.
Hutter said her film is being produced for the streaming company by a team of artists and producers who include the director, writer and producer of “Ghost Story.”
Huttens first film, “Baby Stories,” premiered in 2018.
“Babies” followed the lives and experiences of two adoptive parents, Ashley and Joe (Shannon Bennett and Nick Carpaccio), who adopted two boys from their home in Georgia.
In 2017, Hutton and her family found themselves with a second child, a baby girl named Amber.
“When we heard the word Amber, it hit me.
We were like, ‘Oh my God, Amber’s story,’ and we’re all like, we have to tell her story,” Huttons husband, Todd, told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s really an interesting story, because the family is so different.
We had two boys, but Amber was a baby at birth and now she’s grown up.
She’s been through a lot, and she’s a very different person than the other boys.”
Hutchings parents are part of an online community dedicated to Amber, who Hutton has adopted.
“My wife and I are not here to talk about Amber.
But I can tell you that the outpouring of support that we’ve received has been phenomenal,” she told The Daily Beast.
“There’s been an outpouring from people that know Amber personally, and it’s amazing that people care about these children.”
“A Amber Story” will be available to stream on Netflix on October 3.
Hutt’s “Baby’s Story” premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2017 and went on to win two prizes, including the prestigious 2017 National Children’s Film Award.
“This film is going to be a fantastic addition to the Netflix catalogue,” Netflix chief content officer David Wells said in a statement.
“As the largest online video platform, Netflix is uniquely positioned to help creators make their content truly universal, giving audiences the chance to share with their friends, family and friends.
This film is the next step in our long-term goal of providing Netflix with content that speaks to all audiences, including LGBTQ+ and African American audiences.”
Hutter told TheHill.com on Thursday that the project was “really exciting.”
“I don’t know what the reaction was, but I knew it was something that people would love,” she continued.
“The story was so relatable, and the idea of having a real family and the people that you grew up with and the family that you’ve got now, it was a really beautiful thing to see in a narrative.”