Saban Films announces that they have acquired North American rights to Long Story Short written, directed by and co-starring Academy Award® nominee Josh Lawson (The Little Death, Bombshell, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues). The romantic comedy also stars Rafe Spall (Just Mercy, Life of Pi), Zahra Newman (Truth, “Wentworth”), Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians, Bliss) and Dena Kaplan (“Dance Academy,” “Camp”).Jamie Hilton (Breath, Backtrack, The Little Death) produced alongside Michael Pontin and Isabel Stanfield under their See Pictures banner. The film is backed by STUDIOCANAL, Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Spectrum Films.
Long Story Short follows Teddy (Spall), who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life. He must use every precious moment wisely to keep from losing the love of his life, and to learn to love the life he’s losing.
“We are such huge fans of Josh Lawson’s first film The Little Death and are honored to partner with him on his newest feature,” commented Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Our audiences will love the humor and heartwarming story that this incredible cast delivers.”
“It’s exciting to again be partnering with the team at Saban Films to release one of our Australian titles to American audiences” said producer Jamie Hilton, “We could all use a life affirming, laugh out loud comedy right now, and Josh’s Long Story Short really delivers.”
Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal for Saban Films with STUDIOCANAL’s Loubna Berrada and Aska Yamaguchi and UTA’s Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers. Executive producers are Josh Lawson, Sonia Borella, Cumulus VFX’s Will Gammon, Spectrum Films’ Josh Pomeranz and Charlie Tynan. STUDIOCANAL are handling international sales for the film and are releasing the film in Australia and New Zealand.