The Other Half has been picked up by distributor Brainstorm Media. The distribution company will coordinate the release in U.S. theatres and on video-on-demand, both set for March 10, 2017. The film was released theatrically in Canada in December 2016 by Mongrel Media.
This is the inaugural feature by writer-director Joey Klein. Director of Photography was Bobby Shore.
The Other Half was shot in Toronto, Canada over 16 days.
The storyline centres on a grieving young man, played by Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), and his budding relationship with Emily, an artist depicted by Orphan Black star and Emmy Award-winner Tatiana Maslany. Over the course of the film, Emily’s bipolar disorder brings trauma and tension to the already-precarious union.
Jonathan Bronfman from JoBro Productions and Nicole Hilliard-Forde and Joey Klein from Motel Pictures Inc. produced the film while Jay Firestone, CEO of Prodigy Pictures, executive produced. Cullen and Maslany are also on the film’s team of executive producers.
The film also stars Suzanne Clément, Henry Czerny, Mark Rendall, Deragh Campbell and Nancy Palk.
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