Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to writer-director Mark Sawers’ sci-fi comedy satire No Men Beyond This Point, which just had its North American premiere in the Vanguard section at the Toronto Film Festival. The pic is set in a world where women no longer need men in order to reproduce and are no longer giving birth to male babies, leaving the male population on the verge of extinction. A 2016 release is in the works.
The movie follows the youngest man still alive — 37-year-old Andrew Myers, who works as a housekeeper for a family of women, who becomes the center of a battle to prevent men from going extinct. Patrick Gilmore stars with Kristine Cofsky, Tara Pratt, Cameron McDonald, Rekha Sharma, Ken Kramer, Morgan Taylor Campbell and Mary Black. Kaleena Kiff and Galen Fletcher are the producers.
“Mark has a truly original voice and made a film that is both smart and funny — and is also an incredibly interesting take on gender politics,” Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to release it and imagine we will have a lot of fun on this campaign.”
The deal was negotiated by Samuel Goldwyn’s Angel An and by APA’s William Lowery on behalf of the filmmakers.