Paul’s film Amira & Sam has been picked up by Drafthouse Films according to Deadline.com
Drafthouse Films has sprung for Amira & Sam, an indie dramedy romance starring Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Freaks and Geeks) and newcomer Dina Shihabi as an Army vet and an illegal Iraqi immigrant whose love is put to the test when she’s faced with deportation. Writer-director Sean Mullin helmed the pic, which is executive produced by The Spectacular Now‘s James Ponsoldt and also stars The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley, Laith Nakli, and David Rasche. Drafthouse has slated a cross-platform limited theatrical, VOD, digital, and home video release for early 2015.
The Austin-based distributor snapped up Amira & Sam following its premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival earlier this year. It’s scheduled to screen at the Drafthouse’s upcoming femme-centric Forever Fest this Fall. The Five By Eight Productions picture is produced by Terry Leonard from Strongman and Erich Lochner and Matt Miller from Vanishing Angle. Meg Montagnino-Jarrett and Peter Sobiloff from Hole in One Productions are also exec producers alongside Ponsoldt.
West Point grad-turned-filmmaker Mullin makes his feature debut with Amira & Sam. “Most soldier-coming-home-from-war films deal with soldiers battling PTSD,” he said in a statement, “and so I wanted to flip that well-worn premise on its head and ask: What if the soldier who returns is fine, but it’s his country that’s lost its mind?” Preferred Content’s Zac Bright negotiated the deal with Bec Smith from UTA Independent Film Group and Andre Des Rochers from Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP on behalf of the producers, and James Emanuel Shapiro from Drafthouse Films.
Paul is at the Venice Film Festival promoting his new film Before I Disappear! I have added the first bunch of pics I was able to find!
Robin Ross from TV Guide gives us a sneak peek of one of the special features of the Season 5 DVD.
Counting down the days before The Vampire Diaries returns? Us too! Which is why we’re here to satisfy your craving with an exclusive video from the Season 5 DVD.
Among the big moments last year (RIP Katherine!) was the CW series’ milestone 100th episode. And as with most epic achievements, this one came with an awesome party filled with pretty people — in this case our favorite cast members past and present. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the big bash and see what stars Nina Dobrev,Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, executive producer Julie Plecand more had to say about the accomplishment.
The Vampire Diaries Season 5 DVD is out on September 9and Season 6 returns Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8/7c on The CW.
So excited! Only 41 days left!
Here are some videos from Comic Con I found that I think you will enjoy!
The Vampire Diaries Panel
Paul’s Fan Q&A
The Originals Cast Signs Happy Birthday to Paul