Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:19:41 GMT
U.S. and London-based production company Park Pictures has signed award-winning director Grant Sputore for representation in the U.S. and UK. Grant's acclaimed sci-fi feature I Am Mother, starring Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne, premiered at Sundance 2019 and as a Netflix Original on June 9th.
“I have been a fan of Park Pictures for many years,” Grant says, “I’m excited to live up to everything that the brand stands for in terms of the caliber of filmmakers, and the scope of work in films and commercials.”
Grant hails from Australia and has won numerous awards for his work in commercials, including a Cannes Lions finalist nod for Film Craft: Direction for his St. John Ambulance 'Break the Barrier' spot. Grant has also directed award-winning film shorts and TV series. The director has a BA in Film and Television from Curtin University of Technology.
Park Pictures executive producer Jackie Kelman Bisbee says: “After seeing I Am Mother, we knew we wanted to work with Grant, in short form and long form work. Grant has everything that Park Pictures looks for in a new director. He's gifted at capturing performance, with impeccable art direction, and is able to tell a captivating story. Because Grant can write and develop films, along with his exceptional execution, he will play an important role at Park as the landscape of our business grows. We're delighted!”
I Am Mother, Grant explains, is a “love letter to sci-fi,” influenced by beloved films in the genre. The feature, set following humanity’s near mass-extinction, follows a teen girl who is raised by a maternal droid. The intelligent young woman has her world turned upside down when she encounters another human for the first time. The directorial debut of Grant, from a script by Michael Lloyd Green, I Am Mother is based on a story by Grant and Green.
In other Park Pictures news, the production company won 19 awards at the recent 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, including the coveted Palme D'Or, the highest honor a production company can receive. They additionally earned two Grand Prix and a Titanium Lion for the Nike commercial 'Dream Crazy,' featuring Colin Kaepernick, among other accolades.view more - Hires, Wins & BusinessPark Pictures, Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:19:41 GMT