Indie digital distributor FilmBuff has landed U.S. rights to A Wonderful Cloud, the feature-length improv comedy written, directed and starring Eugene Kotlyarenko. It premiered at SXSW in the spring and was based on the real-life relationship between Kotlyarenko and co-star Kate Lyn Sheil (House Of Cards). FilmBuff plans a theatrical release October 23 beginning at L.A.’s Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 and on-demand.
The “plot”: When Katelyn travels to Los Angeles in hopes of wresting control of a clothing company from her ex, Eugene, she quickly realizes he has more than just business in mind. Unable to deny their emotional past, the pair spend the weekend trying to determine once and for all whether they have a future in store. Lauren Avery, John Ennis, Rachel Lord, Niko Karamyan, Tierney Finster and Vishwam Velandy co-star, Brande Bytheway produced and Christian Rosa executive produced.
The deal was made by FilmBuff’s Jake Hanly and Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman on behalf of the filmmakers. FilmBuff has made a couple of SXSW pickups including the thriller Uncle John.