The Orchard Buys Linas Phillips’ SXSW Drama ‘Rainbow Time’

The Orchard has acquired worldwide theatrical and ancillary distribution rights to director Linas Phillips’ drama “Rainbow Time,” two months after its world premiere at SXSW.

“Rainbow Time” stars Phillips, Melanie Lynskey, Timm Sharp, Artemis Pebdani, Jay Duplass and Tobin Bell. Phillips and Jay Duplass starred in last year’s “Manson Family Vacation.”

“Rainbow Time” was produced by Ian Michaels and Linas Phillips, and co-produced by Natalie Qasabian. The film is executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass, along with Mel Eslyn of Duplass Brothers Productions.

“Rainbow Time” also extends the relationship that The Orchard announced last year with the Duplass Brothers for a seven-film output deal. That alliance began with the horror-comedy “Creep.”

In “Rainbow Time,” Phillips portrays a mentally challenged 40-year-old man sent to live with his brother (Sharp). When he develops a crush on his brother’s new girlfriend (Lynskey), he threatens to reveal past secrets that could ultimately tear the couple apart.

“I set out to make a movie with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs,” said Phillips. “I’m so glad The Orchard will be the ones to help bring this labor of love into the world, and thrilled to get to collaborate with them again, following last year’s ‘Manson Family Vacation.’ If someone told me I got to make just one movie with Mark, Jay and The Orchard I’d be so happy, but two years in a row is a dream come true.”

The deal between the Duplass Brothers and The Orchard was negotiated by ICM Partners and Josh Braun from Submarine Entertainment with Danielle DiGiacomo from The Orchard. The Duplass Brothers are repped by ICM Partners.

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