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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Titmouse Feature, ‘Nerdland’

Titmouse’s first full-length animated feature directed by Chris Prynoski and featuring the voices of Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt is set for a December 2016 theatrical release.

LOS ANGELES -- Prior to its West Coast premiere at this weekend’s Beyond Fest, Samuel Goldwyn Film has picked up the North American rights to the first feature film from Titmouse, Chris Prynoski’s Nerdland featuring the voices of Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd, in addition to Hannibal Buress, Reid Scott, Mike Judge, Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Laraine Newman, and Paul Scheer.

The film will have a special Q&A prior to its Beyond Fest screening this weekend on Saturday, October 1 at 11:59pm that will include Patton Oswalt, director Chris Prynoski, and writer/producer Andrew Kevin Walker. Samuel Goldwyn will release the film in theaters in December 2016.

Nerdland is a personal favorite of mine. It’s rare to be able to work with such a wealth of talent on a film that is so original and unapologetic,” says Samuel Goldwyn Films president Peter Goldwyn.

“The opportunity to work with Samuel Goldwyn Films on the release of Nerdland extends the pride and satisfaction we’ve all felt throughout the process of making this movie. We couldn’t be happier,” said producer Gavin Polone.

Nerdland is the wild tale of two slacker best friends, aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) and wannabe screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt), who have seen their dreams of super-stardom fizzle. With their 30th birthdays looming and desperation growing, they decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to get famous than ever before -- so why not become famous by the end of the day, at any cost? With only the grudging support of a wacky collectible store owner (Hannibal Buress) and their one-sided love for a pair of equally fame hungry women (Riki Lindhome & Kate Micucci) to keep them going, John and Elliot troll Los Angeles on an attention grabbing journey of increasingly reckless publicity stunts and failed heroics. While navigating their hyper-stimulating landscape of consumerism gone wild, our disheartened duo inadvertently become key witnesses in a high profile crime that sets the news cycle on fire. The resulting attention (from both the public and their dream girls) may just be John and Elliot’s ticket to fame, making them household names... but only if they can survive the infamy and worldwide shame.

The deal was negotiated by Samuel Goldwyn Films president Peter Goldwyn and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Nerdland is directed by Chris Prynoski, written by Andrew Kevin Walker, produced by Gavin Polone and Andrew Kevin Walker, executive produced by Kathy Landsberg, Chris Prynoski, and Shannon Barrett Prynoski, co-produced by Ben Kalina, with production design by Antonio Canobbio, and music by Night Club. Animation by Titmouse Inc. The production companies are AKW Worldwide, Pariah, and Titmouse. Nerdland previously had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Source: Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.