RELEASE DATE: TBA
GENRE: DRAMA / FEATURE FILM
DIRECTOR: Francesco Giannini
PRODUCER: Christina Saliba, Francesco Giannini, Eric Gozlan
WRITER: Frank Tremblay
TAGLINE: Plains people, Forests people, Mountains people, Which type are you ?
LOGLINE: 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 than him.
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 new found 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 make a better father figure for Sam than John ever could.
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 a 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 surround ourselves with, and the role of our 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 missed opportunities in father and son dynamics. Goldrush Entertainment has produced award winning films such as Beautiful Boy starring Maria Bello and Michael Sheen, and the action-thriller Standoff starring Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane.
A prestige picture in the vein of American Beauty, the script was written by Quebec’s own Francois Tremblay in 2016. Goldrush is excited to announce the participation of Tannis Vallely (Arrested Development, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), a top level-casting director, to help us package Man Lost World with one American lead like Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) or Paul Giamatti (Sideways). We currently have letters of interest from Quebec star Roy Dupuis (The Rocket) and Italian superstar Claudia Gerini (John Wick 2).
Man Lost World has garnered interest from several international sales companies (Seville, Mongrel Media) interested in acquiring International rights for this project. The estimated budget for Man Lost World is $2.5M with filming projected to take place in Winter of 2018.