PLANO, TX. (April 26, 2012) — Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights (theatrical, non-theatrical, home video, television, digital/electronic) to AND WHILE WE WERE HERE, Kat Coiro’s second collaboration with actress Kate Bosworth, following the 2012 comedy L!fe Happens. AND WHILE WE WERE HERE, which is inspired by a set of audio tapes Coiro (A Case of You) made of her late grandmother, premiered to great reviews at the 2012 Tribeca and Locarno Film Festivals, and will be released on Ultra VOD August 13 and in theaters September 13, 2013.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Island of Ischia, off Italy’s Amalfi Coast, AND WHILE WE WERE HERE follows a young American writer named Jane (Kate Bosworth) who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her husband Leonard (Iddo Goldberg) on a business trip. While escaping the mundane life of her strained marriage by adapting her grandmother’s WWII stories (narrated by Claire Bloom) into a memoir, she stumbles into a romantic affair with a younger man (Jamie Blackley) who complicates her life even further.
“We are excited to work with filmmaker Kat Coiro on this beautiful and artistic film,“ said Doris Pfardrescher, President, Well Go USA Entertainment. “It’s amazing how she has interwoven her personal inspiration of her grandmother’s stories with a compelling take on the needs we have in modern relationships.”
“I’m very pleased to be working with Well Go, who has shown a tremendous passion for the film,” said writer/director Coiro. “We believe the pre-theatrical On Demand distribution model will be a successful one for this project and I look forward to the collaboration with Doris and her team.”
AND WHILE WE WERE HERE was financed by Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas’s 1821 Pictures and produced by Lauren Bratman and Coiro. Coiro also worked with Director of Photography Doug Chamberlain, Editor Adam Catino and Composer Mateo Messina on the project.
The deal was brokered between Pfardrescher and WME Entertainment’s Deb McIntosh on behalf of the producer.