Futuristic Rock Opera Will Commence Principal Photography in Croatia this May
Geremy Jasper (Patti Cake$) will be re-teaming with Searchlight Pictures for his next feature O’dessa, with Sadie Sink (The Whale, “Stranger Things”) set to star. Penned by Jasper, with original songs written and produced by Jasper and Jason Binnick, the film also reunites producers Michael Gottwald for the Department of Motion Pictures, Noah Stahl, and Rodrigo Teixeira for RT Features, as well as executive producers Jonathan Montepare, Dan Janvey, and Lourenço Sant’Anna. O’dessa will commence principal photography this May in Croatia.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, O’dessa is an original rock opera about a farm girl on an epic quest to recover a cherished family heirloom. Her journey leads her to a strange and dangerous city where she meets her one true love – but in order to save his soul, she must put the power of destiny and song to the ultimate test.
Senior Vice President Taylor Friedman and Creative Executive Cornelia Burleigh will be overseeing the project for Searchlight Pictures, reporting to Heads of Production and Development Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen.
O’dessa marks Jasper’s follow up to his feature directorial debut Patti Cake$, the critically acclaimed film which earned him Directors Guild of America and Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations. The celebrated commercial and music video director also won the coveted “Directors to Watch” award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2017.
Sink has been garnering critical acclaim for her performance in The Whale opposite Brendan Fraser. She most recently played the lead role in Taylor Swift’s short All Too Well: The Short Film, and rose to prominence for her role in the numerous Primetime Emmy Award winner “Stranger Things”. Other credits include the Emmy-winning series “The Americans”, the NBC television series “American Odyssey”, the Broadway production of “Annie” as the titular role, and “The Audience”. She also made guest appearances in “Blue Bloods” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, and has appeared in Chuck, The Glass Castle, and Eli.
Jasper is represented by WME and Range Media Partners, and Sink by WME, Mara Entertainment, Peikoff Mahan and imPRint.
Eugene Pikulin of Bruns Brennan Berry Pikulin & Jacobs is production legal on the film.