Oscar nominee Elliott PageUmbrella Academy(set to star opposite Hilary Buck)Metal sound) in Near Youa new film from BAFTA Award-winning writer and director Dominic Savage (I am…), which enveloped production in Canada.
Pic follows Sam (Page), who has a chance encounter with an old friend (Baack) on the way home to a spooky family reunion that forces him to confront long-buried memories.
Producers include Krishnendu Majumdar and Richard Yee, who are developing the project under their UK banner, Me + You Productions; Daniel Beckerman and Chris Jurkovich of Good Question Media in Canada; and Savage and Page, who created and co-wrote the story. Kindred Spirit co-finances with Anita Gou (GoodbyeAnd Honey boy( Messam Intelli )I saw the TV glow(producing exec along with Rolling Dies Nia Vazirani)Chicago 7 trial), as well as Matt Jordan Smith of PageBoy Productions. The UTA Independent Film Group represents the worldwide film rights.
“I am so proud to have worked with Dominic and Hilary on this beautiful film,” said Page. “It was a pleasure to collaborate with them and their incredibly talented cast and crew. I look forward to sharing it with fans soon.”
Remarked Savage, “It has been an amazing experience collaborating with Elliot Page on this very special and unique film about love, identity and family. I am very proud of what we have accomplished with the film. It has been an honor to work with Elliot to bring this poignant, personal and important story to life and on screen.”
Gou and Intili from Kindred Spirit added, “Dominic and Elliot’s story of love and belonging instantly resonated with us when we first heard about Near You. This film is an act of trust and pure collaboration between them. Dominic gives his actors the opportunity to explore their craft in a radical way and we can’t wait for audiences to see the strength and vulnerability of Elliot’s performance.”
He received an Academy Award nomination for his starring role in Jason Reitman JunoPage was recently seen starring in the hit Netflix series Umbrella Academywhich will end with its fourth season. He has also been seen recently in series like City Talesas well as in films such as Tallulah And free. Page’s production company PageBoy Productions recently produced the quirky cheerleading movie, background point.
Baack is an actress, writer, director and producer who has been seen in such series as It was replaced at birth And Little Americaas well as in films such as the EastAnd Metal sound And you are me, having co-written and produced the latter. She worked behind the camera on Apple’s Best Picture Oscar codacurrently in development on her directorial debut, Helenabout Helen Keller, and will next appear starring alongside Sarah Paulson, Martin Freeman and Anthony Mackie in the Pam McKinnon movie Claiborne Park.
Savage b I am Ruth A long part of his anthology series, I am…, which won BAFTA Awards for Drama Single and Lead Actress Kate Winslet. Other notable credits include movies A nice girlAnd When I was 12 And escapeStarring Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper from Vertigo Films.
Notable previous titles include Gou’s Kindred Spirit Silent twinsAnd GoodbyeAnd is foundAnd With each otherAnd Honey boyAnd Assassination Nation And the killerFor example but not limited to.
Page is represented by UTA, Vie Entertainment, Yorn, Levine, and Barnes. Baack is represented by KMR Talent. Savage with UK independent talent group.
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