Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired Sew Torn, the new short film by 18-year-old writer-director Freddy Macdonald. The short is Macdonald’s fifth, and will be made available on Fox Searchlight social media channels.
“Freddy Macdonald is a very promising filmmaker with a fresh and confident storytelling style. We’re thrilled to get this short film in front of audiences worldwide,” said Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula.
The Zurich-based, Los Angeles-born Macdonald, said Fox Searchlight, “combines a unique and surprising blend of American cinema starring European actors in Swiss locales.” Sew Torn is a tale of a seamstress, her thread, and a deal gone bad. The film stars Dagna Litzenberger-Vinet, Cor Boersma, and Thomas Douglas.
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The film was produced by Macdonald and executive produced by Peter Spears (Call Me By Your Name).
“Having worked with Dagna, Cor, and Thomas, and my cinematographer Sebastian Klinger on a number of shorts over the past three years, I am so pleased that their hard work – their journey with me – has culminated with Sew Torn joining the Fox Searchlight family,” Macdonald said.
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