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FilmRise Buys Sean Brosnan’s SXSW Thriller ‘My Father Die’

Film and television distributor FilmRise has acquired exclusive worldwide distribution rights for Sean Brosnan’s debut feature film, “My Father Die,” for a winter theatrical release.

“My Father Die” made its world premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest festival. It’s directed by Sean Brosnan, son of actor Pierce Brosnan, who produces the film alongside Sean’s producing partners at KnightMarcher, Sanja Banic and Orian Williams.

The movie follows a man who has been deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12. For the past two decades, he has been training to avenge himself on his attacker, a man who also killed his older brother. Now that his nemesis is out of prison, he will finally get his chance.

The film also stars John Schneider (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) and Candace Smith (“End of Watch”).

In his reviewVariety’s Dennis Harvey said “My Father Die” represented a “bold and talented debut.”

“Having first caught our eye at SXSW, we are thrilled to be announcing our acquisition of this gripping debut from filmmaker Sean Brosnan,” FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said. “Serving as an unapologetic tale of revenge, we are confident ‘My Father Die’ will captivate audiences when released in theaters this winter.”

The deal was negotiated between Fisher and FilmRise VP Max Einhorn with CAA.

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