Ari Gold’s The Song Of Sway Lake is having its world premiere next week at the Los Angeles Film Festival, debuting in the Premieres section. Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan and 2017 Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil star in the story of a young jazz collector (Culkin) who plots to rob his wealthy grandmother (Peil) of a rare 78 record, but his plan is derailed when his accomplice (Sheehan) falls for the glamorous matriarch. Isabelle McNally, Elizabeth Peña, Jack Falahee and Brian Dennehy co-star.
Gold and Elizabeth Bull co-wrote the script for the pic, which features music from singer-songwriter John Grant. Michael Bederman, Zak Kilberg, Allison Carter and Gold are producers. Culkin’s most recently starred in the Sundance pic Columbus, and Sheehan’s up next in Geostorm and Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines. Peil was up for Best Featured Actress in a Musical at the Tonys this year for playing the Dowager Empress in Anastasia.
The film is having its P&I screening Friday at at 12:15 PM at Arclight Culver City 2 and its world premiere is June 21 at 9:20 PM at Arclight Culver City. Paradigm is repping sales at the fest.
Reserve your spot at the world premiere of Ari Gold’s beautiful film, The Song of Sway Lake at the LA Film Festival on June 21! Tickets are available via tickets.lafilmfestival.com
NEW synopsis for the film:
In the wake of his father’s suicide, young record collector, Ollie Sway, returns to the family lake house with his rambunctious friend Nikolai (Sheehan) in tow to lay claim to an invaluable jazz recording. An unexpected visit from Ollie’s estranged grandmother and a chance encounter with a girl from across the lake derail their search, forcing them to confront the Sway family history and a suffering that has resounded through generations.
Dean Devlin’s latest directorial effort, Bad Samaritan, starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, has sold in a slew of territories at the Cannes market.
New buyers include Dutch Filmworks, who will do a wide theatrical release in the Netherlands and all Dutch-speaking territories. Wise & Wide bought all rights for Korea, Tanweer bought multiple territories including Turkey, Greece, Indonesia and Malaysia and Jaguar bought international airlines. As previously announced, the project also sold to Atlas in Germany, Imagem in Latin America and Eagle in the Middle East.
Written by Brandon Boyce, the film, being sold by Electric Entertainment, centers on two car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting customers. Devlin, known for writing Independence Day and 1998’s Godzilla, also wrote and directed the upcoming sci-fi actioner Geostorm starring Gerard Butler.
Bad Samaritan is looking at a release of Spring 2018.
We have a premiere date for Ari Gold’s long-awaited film, The Song of Sway Lake starring Robert Sheehan and Rory Culkin! The event will take place at the LA Film Festival on June 21, 2017. Visit the official Facebook event page for more information!