Producers Jacob Wasserman and Kimberly Parker have launched Unknown Subject, a production company with a first feature debuting this weekend at the Toronto film festival: Katie Says Goodbye stars Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and The Dying Girl) and Christopher Abbott (Girls).
Wasserman, a coproducer of Sundance 2015’s James White (also starring Abbott), and Parker, a coproducer of the 2015 James Franco-starrer The Adderall Diaries, say their new company will focus “on diverse voices in feature films, commercials/branded content, and virtual reality,” with “a goal of gender parity and fostering unique and diverse voices in storytelling.”
“Kim and I are thrilled to announce the formation of Unknown Subject, which is a natural evolution of our pre-existing, working relationship,” Wasserman said. “Our goal is to bring visionary filmmakers together under one roof, to create meaningful stories that are diverse in form and subject, and to raise challenging questions on the human condition. “
The next feature on Unknown Subject’s slate is writer/director Devon Kirkpatrick’s The Seahorse. The project has received a screenwriting grant from the San Francisco Film Society.
Wasserman and Parker attended the NYU Tisch School of the Arts together. In addition to James White, Wasserman’s credits include the 2016 Magnolia release The Eyes of My Mother, while Parker was a producer of OutFest & NewFest audience award winner Those People.