Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the worldwide rights to “Shortcomings,” director Randall Park’s debut “Fresh Off the Boat,” after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
“The idea of playing ‘Mansions’ on a big screen and opening with the iconic Sony Pictures Classics logo impresses me to no end,” said Park. “Being part of their rich legacy of independent filmmaking is a true honour. Thank you Michael [Barker] and tom [Bernard] To embrace our story of dependent, complex human beings, who just happen to be Asian Americans, are just trying their best. Please do not change your logo anytime soon. ”
Justin H. Maine, Cherry Cola, and Ally Mackie star in this coming-of-age story, which centers around Ben (Main), a struggling director, and his girlfriend, Miko (Maki), who works at a local Asian American film festival. When he’s not running a Bay Area movie theater as his day job, Ben spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs and having dinner with his best friend Alice (Cola), a queer student who has a serial dating habit. When Miko moves to New York to train, Ben is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.
in miscellaneous Reviewing, film critic Jessica Kiang referred to “Faults” as “a fresh and funny directorial debut from the ever-engaged Park.”
Mansions is based on the graphic novel by Adrian Tomine, who adapted the screenplay and served as the film’s executive producer. Topic Studios and Tango Entertainment funded “Shortcomings” which was produced by Picture Films and Roadside Attractions and Impending Collision.
“The shortcomings of ‘Randall Park’ are as relevant today as they were when Adrian Tomine’s book was first published nearly 20 years ago,” Sony Pictures Classics said in a statement. Her fresh thoughts on race and sexual politics, biting humor, and authentic voice will resonate with today’s movie audiences. It will be our privilege to work with Randall and our friends at Topic Studios, Tango, Imminent Collision, Picture Films, and Roadside to bring this story to audiences all over the world. place “.
In addition to directing, Park produced the film with Hieu Ho and Michael Golamco’s Imminent Collision. Additional producers are Margot Hand for Picture Films; and Howard Cohen, Eric D’Arbeloff, and Jennifer Berman for roadside attractions. Executive producers include Ryan Heller, Michael Blum, Jennifer Semler and Maria Zuckerman for Topic Studios. Tim Headington, Lea Bowman, Max Silva and Neil Shah for Tango; Ryan Payne, also a roadside attraction, and Daniel Hank.
The deal was negotiated with UTA and WME.
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