PRODUCTION STAGE: Pre-Production
RELEASE DATE: Spring of 2019
GENRE: Psychological Drama
WRITER: Frank Tremblay
DIRECTOR: Francesco Giannini
STORY: Francesco Giannini, Johann St-Louis & Frank Tremblay
PRODUCERS: Eric Gozlan, Tamara Dupuis & Francesco Giannini
A grieving postman agrees to help a new friend reconnect with his estranged teenage son, but soon believes he would make a better father figure.
Man Lost World tells the tale of Harvey: a 55-year-old, emotionally distorted introvert, working in the dead letter department of the post office. The unexpected death of his mother shocks him out of his mundane routine. It pushes him to take on the mission of helping a newfound friend, John, reconnect with his estranged son, Sam. Craving a father-son relationship, having never had one himself, Harvey starts to believe that he would be a better father figure for Sam than John could ever be. Obsessed with this, he fails to see the potential wrong in his actions and after years of violating strangers by reading their lost mail, Harvey embarks on this twisted game of falsifying reality. Man Lost World is more than a father-son reconciliation story: it is a film about self-discovery through our circumstances and the people we choose to befriend. If there is a main connecting theme within the film, it would be the role of the past: its influence on the present and the road it paves for the future.
Franky Films recently partnered with Goldrush Entertainment to produce Man Lost World, a psychological drama about life, loss and the intricacies of father and son relationships. The script for this film was a quarter finaliste at the Oscar's Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and with Goldrush Entertainment having produced award winning films such as Beautiful Boy, the intention is to do so with this film as well.