The H Collective announced today that it will reunite with Academy Award Winning producer Mark Johnson (Rain Main, “Breaking Bad,” “Halt and Catch Fire”)on The Vineyard, a coming-of-age film penned by Tory Kamen. Mark Steven Johnson (Love Guaranteed, Simon Birch) will direct, eyeing a mid-2021 start of principal photography in Italy. Mark Johnson will produce with Tom Williams under their Gran Via Productions banner alongside The H Collective, who will also finance the feature. Kent Jianhui Huang will produce for The H Collective with Tessie Groff overseeing the project for the company.
The Vineyard follows an American teenager whose life is uprooted when she unexpectedly moves to Italy to live with a grandfather she never knew existed. With engaging foodie elements of films like Big Night and the inspiring beauty of Under the Tuscan Sun, this is a coming-of-age film for all ages, brimming with humor, heart, and of course – wine.
The Vineyard will be The H Collective’s second collaboration with Gran Via, following their partnership on Christopher Cantwell’s dramatic thriller The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Producer Mark Johnson said: “The H Collective has been a wonderful partner over the last several years, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to make yet another movie with them. Tory has written a beguiling story about a teenage girl’s unanticipated journey into understanding her very unconventional family, and Mark is in many ways the ideal person to direct it (now we just need to be able to differentiate one from the other!).”
Tory Kamen is represented by Valarie Phillips (A3 Artists) and Mark Steven Johnson is with Martin Spencer (A3 Artists).