Patton Oswalt is toplining and starring alongside writer-director James Morosini in I Love My Dad, a dramatic comedy that simply wrapped principal images in Syracuse, NY. Claudia Sulewski, Rachel Dratch, Ricky Velez additionally star together with Lil Rel Howery and Amy Landecker.
Inspired by Morosini’s real-life experiences, the pic follows Chuck (Oswalt), an estranged father who desperately needs to reconnect together with his depressive son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and anxious for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress (Sulewski) online and begins checking in with Franklin. But issues start to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary woman and desires nothing greater than to fulfill her in particular person.
IFC Midnight Picks Up Horror Movie ‘We Need To Do Something’ Ahead Of Tribeca Premiere
Bill Stertz and Sean King O’Grady produce for Atlas Industries alongside Dane Eckerle, Daniel Brandt and Burn Later Productions’ Phil Keefe and Sam Slater. Lauren Hantz and John Hantz are government producers through their Hantz Motion Pictures, which totally financed. Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps and Ryan Bennett are additionally EPs. Verve is repping rights.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to make this weird, semi-true film with this amazing cast and talented team,” Morosini stated. “I can only hope something less bizarre serves as the basis for my next project.”
Hantz Motion Pictures simply noticed IFC Midnight land its debut characteristic We Need to Do Something forward if its premiere at this yr’s Tribeca Festival.
NewFest and BuzzFeed are teaming on the first-ever BuzzFeed Pride Film Festival, which is able to kick off starting June 27 on the brand new web site’s homepage. The occasion will characteristic BuzzFeed video discussions moderated by trans journalist and activist Ashlee Marie Preston round 5 queer motion pictures — Gay USA, Kiki, Man Made, Appropriate Behavior and Rafiki — after which audiences can watch the movies freed from cost on NewFest’s platform from June 27-30.
The panel individuals for the discussions are sourced from the LGBTQ Movie Club Facebook Group.
The occasion comes after NewFest earlier this month launched NewFest Pride, a digital summer season movie collection that ran June 4-7. The occasion from the New York-based LGBTQ+ movie and media group kicked off Pride Month showcasing six characteristic movies together with a short-film program co-presented with Vimeo as well as with LGBTQ-focused panels and particular occasions. It additionally included a digital live-read of Legally Blonde that includes an all queer and trans solid.
“Following our successful NewFest Pride event earlier in the month, we are excited to keep the Pride celebration going by partnering with BuzzFeed and Facebook Groups on this event,” stated NewFest government director David Hatkoff. “We can’t wait for audiences to discover these wonderful queer films and continue the conversation BuzzFeed and Facebook have begun.”
Mutiny Pictures has acquired rights to Bad Detectives, against the law thriller directed by Presley Paras and starring Freya Tingly and Draelle Aierken. Mutiny and Mill Creek Entertainment will launch it on June 22 on digital platforms.
The pic, written and government produced by Chris Johnson, follows two unlikely buddies that uncover that the passing of their beloved detective grandfathers have been calculated murders. Despite their mutual animosity, they enter an uneasy partnership to unravel the case and turn into concerned in a twisted recreation of dodgy legal professionals, corrupt politicians, shifty murder detectives, capricious vintage sellers and an notorious Chinese gang.
“Being a proud Asian-American, I was delighted to direct Asian-American characters that felt authentic and weren’t some sort of trope,” Paras stated. “Sticking to this choice helped me deliver the best version of Bad Detectives and I’m proud where it landed.”
The fourth annual Animation Is Film pageant will unspool October 22-24 at on the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. The fest, which is partnered with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, will embrace each digital and in-person screenings and is a return to motion after the 2020 version was canceled by the pandemic.
In 2019, the worldwide lineup included the Oscar-nominated I Lost My Body amongst its particular displays, retrospectives, and brief movie packages that drew greater than 7,000 company.
“Animation Is Film is thrilled to once again celebrate the best in animation from around the world,” AIF director Matt Kaszanek stated. “The enthusiasm for AIF’s return to Hollywood—from filmmakers, industry partners, and audiences—is extremely gratifying, and makes clear that people are eager to gather in person. Despite the pandemic, animation has thrived as an industry and as an art form, and we are excited to present a diverse slate of projects from established studios as well as personal films from emerging, international filmmakers. And for the first time, AIF will offer virtual presentations, so audiences outside L.A. County can join the fun.”
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired U.S. VOD rights to A Rising Tide, a romantic drama set towards the backdrop of Hurricane Sandy. Hunter Parrish, Ashley Hinshaw, Tim Daly, Jonathan Togo, Nana Visitor and Victor Slezak star within the pic, which is able to now hit digital platforms July 13.
Directed by Ben Hickernell, the inspirational story of redemption primarily based on actual occasions facilities on a gifted chef (Parrish), who, after the destruction of his household’s Atlantic City restaurant throughout Hurricane Sandy, should develop up shortly and take the most important dangers of his life to carry his meals again to the recovering Jersey Shore. (See the trailer under.)
Hickernell, Daryl Freimark and Kristin Fairweather are producers. Hinkernell brokered the take care of Freestyle.
The HamptonsFilm SummerDocs collection will kick off June 26 with Summer of Soul, directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Other titles embrace Sony Pictures Classics’ The Lost Leonardo and Discovery+’s Lily Topples the World. Following every screening, HamptonsFilm co-chairman Alec Baldwin and HamptonsFilm creative drector David Nugent will lead conversations with the filmmakers and company. Tickets are $40. More data here.