Ben Platt and Lola Kirke Drama ‘Broken Diamonds’ Gets Global Deal – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based FilmRise Acquires Global Drama Distribution Rights Broken diamonds, with Grammy winner Tony and Benjamin Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Lola Kirke (Mozart in the jungle) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community).

Produced by La La Land and Sicario Black Label Media backers, the film will premiere tomorrow at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Perfect and Dear Evan Hansen The star Platt plays a writer in his twenties who, following the death of his father, sees his dream of moving to Paris put on hold while he has to temporarily take care of his mentally ill sister. Above we can reveal an image from the film.

Written by Steve Waverly, the film is based on his true story of caring for his older sister who suffers from schizophrenia. The director is Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray).

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FilmRise will handle all digital broadcast and distribution, both nationally and internationally. The deal was negotiated by Katie Carroll, Manager, Independent Film Acquisitions at FilmRise with Joseph Cohen at American Entertainment Investors and Suzanne Rosencrans and Molly Smith at Black Label Media. Trina Wyatt produced the film with Black Label Media.

FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said, “Written with humor and irony, Broken diamonds shines a light on a mental illness that affects millions of people and their families. The film presents schizophrenia in a real and tangible way without being too heavy. We hope this will open a national dialogue on how we, as a community, can be more responsive to those affected by and struggling with it.

Black Label is in post-production at JD Dillard Devotion with Glen Powell and Jonathan Majors, and Derek Kolstad’s Time agent and Grant Singer’s Reptile, with Benicio Del Toro, in the pipeline.

Recent FilmRise Acquisitions Include Title TIFF and Berlin Beans, Nominated for the Spirit Award 2020 Aisles and comedy SXSW 2020 Drunk bus.

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