Shawn Christensen wrote, directed and stars in the pic, which had its world premiere at SXSW and won the Audience Award for narrative feature. IFC Films has snagged North American rights to Before I Disappear, in which a guy at a low point in his life gets a call from his estranged sister asking him to take his 11-year-old niece (Fatima Ptacek) for the night. Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley, Richard Schiff and Ron Perlman co-star in the film based on the 2013 short Curfew. Before I Disappear will have its international premiere in the Venice Days sidebar at the Venice Film Festival before IFC opens it stateside in November. Arianna Bocco, SVP Acquisitions & Productions at Sundance Selects/IFC Films, and Manager of Acquisitions Sean Berney negotiated the deal with ICM Partners and Verve repping the filmmakers.
IFC Films Bringing ‘Before I Disappear’ To North America
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