“On behalf of the incredible cast and crew of ‘James White,’ I’m heartened by the response and proud to team up with The Film Arcade on the theatrical release.The response at Sundance has been humbling and we look forward to continuing the journey with our distributor,” said Mond.“Josh Mond has crafted a personal and powerful drama in his tour-de-force directorial debut,” said The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn.
The Film Arcade negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group.
(Photo: Courtesy of HBO)Sex and the City was full of improbable plot lines that convinced a generation of women that they, too, could own a Manolo Blahnik shoe closet in Manhattan on a writer’s salary — but as it turns out, Cynthia Nixon, aka Miranda, revealed to IMDB Asks yesterday that the dating stories and sex scenes were all based on the actual dating lives of the show’s writers.
So, Carrie Bradshaw may have been based on Sex and the City creator and former dating columnist Candace Bushnell, but the antics of Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, Miranda Hobbes, and the many, many, many men were based on the lives of real New Yorkers searching for love themselves.“They had a rule in the writing that they couldn’t put anything in an episode that didn’t literally happen to someone in the writer’s room or someone they knew firsthand,” Cynthia Nixon said.
Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, the company announced Monday.
A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family changes, “James White” had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it was the recipient of the “Best of Next” Audience Award.
The Film Arcade is planning a traditional theatrical release for the film this fall, followed by an awards campaign highlighting the performances by Abbott and Nixon.
Directed by “Martha Marcy May Marlene” producer Mond of Borderline Films, “James White” explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son James White (Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City.
He retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, but his mother’s battle with a serious illness forces James to take control of his life.
As the pressure mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.
“James White” is the latest feature film from Borderline Films, a New York City-based production company formed in 2003 by Tisch film school alums Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin.
Their notable film credits to date include “Afterschool,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Simon Killer.” “James White” was produced by Campos, Durkin and Melody C. tarring alongside Abbott, Nixon and Mescudi are Makenzie Leigh, Ron Livingston and David Call.