Factory 25 has acquired North American theatrical rights to the drama “Bluebird,” starring John Slattery, Amy Morton, Louisa Krause, Emily Meade, Margo Martindale and Adam Driver.
The film is the directorial debut of acclaimed editor Lance Edmands (“Tiny Furniture”). It won the Best Actress prize from the Karlovy Vary Festival (shared by the female ensemble cast).
The film is set in a small town in the northern reaches of Maine. Morton plays a local school bus driver who becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection and fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. Slattery plays her husband, a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill.
Factory 25 is premiering the film theatrically in New York City on Feb. 27, followed by a theatrical rollout across the country through the winter. The film will also be released digitally by Sundance Artist Services via cable VOD, iTunes and Amazon.
Producers are Kyle Martin, Garrett Fennelly, Alexander Schepsman, and co-producers Erika Wasserman, Brad Payne, and Lizzie Nastro. The film was also executive produced by Christine Vachon, Susan Shopmaker, Michael Sackler, Julia Godzinskaya, Emily Wiedemann, Julien Gaubert, Laura Heberton and Andrew Neel.
Production companies are Rooks Nest Entertainment, Washington Square Films, NoMoore Productions, Act Zero Films, SeeThink Films, The Van Der Kaay Trust, Killer Films, Idyll, Film i Vast and Svenska Filminstitutet.