“MOMMA’S MAN” Acquired by THINKFilm

“MOMMA’S MAN”  Acquired by THINKFilm

NEW YORK, (RUSHPRNEWS) March 5, 2008 – THINKFilm has acquired North American rights to MOMMA’S MAN from writer/director Azazel Jacobs, a feature that recently showed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  The deal was announced by the company’s Theatrical Division Head, Mark Urman, who plans to release the film in exclusive engagements later this year.  The film will have its New York premiere presentation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Friday March 28th as part of the New Directors/New Films series.

MOMMA’S MAN is about Mikey (Matt Boren), a young man who comes to New York on a business trip and stays in his parents’ downtown loft.  When his consulting job is finished, instead of returning home to his wife and newborn, Mikey finds an excuse to stay on.  And on.  Holed up in his childhood bedroom, Mikey prefers life before responsibilities to life the way it is.  But his parents’ growing unease, and the mounting pressure from his own family, threatens his temporary break from reality.

MOMMA’S MAN represents a re-teaming of THINKFilm and producers Alex Orlovsky, Hunter Gray, and executive producer Paul Mezey, all of whom served in the same capacity on THINKFilm’s 2006 specialty smash “Half Nelson.”

About the acquisition, Urman says, “MOMMA’S MAN is a wise, witty, and beautifully executed film that speaks to both the adult and the child in all of us.  Aza Jacobs has made an extremely accomplished feature and, more importantly, it’s a film none of us has ever seen before.”

In a statement from producers Hunter Gray and Alex Orlovsky, and executive producer Paul Mezey: “We are delighted to be working with ThinkFilm and Mark Urman again. Our experience with ‘Half Nelson’ showed us they are one of the most creative and dedicated distributors in the business. We know that MOMMA’s MAN is in great hands.”

MOMMA’s MAN is written and directed by Azazel Jacobs (“The GoodTimesKid”), produced by Hunter Gray and Alex Orlovsky, executive produced by Paul Mezey and Tyler Brodie, with cinematography by Tobias Datum, editing by Darrin Navarro, music composed by Mandy Hoffman and music supervision by Joe Rudge.  The film stars Azazel Jacob’s real-life parents Flo and Ken Jacobs, along with Matt Boren, Richard Edson, Dana Varon, Nan Archilesi, Eleanor Hutchins and Piero Arcilesi. For more information, please visit www.mommasman.com.

The deal was negotiated by Urman, Randy Manis, THINKFilm Executive Vice President of Acquisitions & Business Affairs, and Ben Stambler, THINKFilm Vice President of Acquisitions, and Cinetic Media represented the filmmakers.

About THINKFilm
THINKFilm is a privately held production and distribution company founded in September 2001 that is now a division of David Bergstein’s Capitol Films; Bergstein also serves as the company’s Chairman. With seven Academy Award nominations in six years, “Taxi to the Dark Side” recently won Best Documentary Feature.  Ryan Gosling’s 2006 Oscar nomination for Best Actor in “Half Nelson” and a 2005 Best Documentary Feature Oscar win for “Born Into Brothels” highlight an Oscar list that also includes nominations for “Spellbound,” “The Story of the Weeping Camel,” “Murderball,” and “War/Dance.”  THINKFilm’s current and forthcoming releases include: Daniele Luchetti’s “My Brother Is An Only Child” on March 28th; Helen Hunt’s “Then She Found Me” with Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth, and Matthew Broderick on April 25th; and “The Tracey Fragments” starring Oscar-nominee Ellen Page on May 9th.  For more information, please visit www.thinkfilmcompany.com.
Contact for the film:
Alex Klenert, THINKFilm, (212) 444-7900, aklenert@thinkfilmcompany.com
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