(New York, NY) February 27, 2013—Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Bryan Wizemann’s ABOUT SUNNY, which stars Lauren Ambrose (SIX FEET UNDER, SLEEPWALK WITH ME) in a role that earned her widespread acclaim and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (under the title THINK OF ME), and has since gone on to play other esteemed festivals such as The Hamptons International Film Festival, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the Independent Film Festival of Boston, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature. O-Scope will release the film on Cable VOD and all digital platforms on March 19th.
“Ambrose is on-screen for virtually every second, emanating a gorgeous, doomed charisma, and holds you in suspense the whole way…it’s a worthwhile recession-era drama built around a terrific performance.”
– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
ABOUT SUNNY is a suspenseful drama about Angela, a struggling, single mother in Las Vegas who is trying to hold her life together for her daughter Sunny. As her life spirals out of control, Angela finally reaches a breaking point and is faced with an impossible choice: can she give up what she loves most for the promise of a better life for Sunny? An emotionally gripping character piece that shows us Angela’s heart-wrenching dilemma with both immediacy and compassion, ABOUT SUNNY is moving and deeply resonant, and features a career-defining performance from Ambrose which has already garnered significant critical acclaim by many top-tier critics.
“The sensitive and versatile Lauren Ambrose is positively devastating in ABOUT SUNNY… She is heartbreaking without a shred of self-pity, and ABOUT SUNNY is a sad, wrenching but admirably unsentimental film about the bravery of the human condition.”
– Rex Reed, New York Observer
ABOUT SUNNY co-stars Dylan Baker (2 DAYS IN NEW YORK, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, HAPPINESS), Penelope Ann Miller (THE ARTIST, CARLITO’S WAY), and introduces Audrey Scott as “Sunny.” The film was produced by Mike S. Ryan, Blythe Robertson, and Ambrose and co-produced by Alicia Van Couvering. Executive producers are Brent Stiefel of Votiv Films and Peter C. Selig.