The Orchard has acquired worldwide theatrical and ancillary distribution rights to Linas Phillips’ Rainbow Time, the drama executive produced by the Duplass brothers that bowed in March at SXSW. Phillips, Melanie Lynskey, Timm Sharp, Artemis Pebdani, Jay Duplass and Tobin Bell starred in the pic, about a mentally challenged 40-year-old man named Shonzi (Phillips) who is sent to live with his brother Todd ( Sharp). When Shonzi develops a crush on Todd’s new girlfriend Lindsay (Lynskey), he threatens to reveal past secrets that could ultimately tear the couple apart.
Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass executive produced with Mel Eslyn of Duplass Brothers Productions. Ian Michaels and Phillips produced and Natalie Qasabian co-produced.
The deal is the latest between the Duplass Brothers and The Orchard as an extension of their seven-pic output pact. The indie distributor has worldwide theatrical, digital rental and sales, cable/satellite VOD, airline, DVD and soundtrack rights.
ICM Partners and Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment made the deal with The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo.