Farpoint Films, Musterios Productions and El Duo Motion Pictures announced the start of production of Matthew Atkinson’s (Dakota) original comedy feature film, Room For Rent. The film commenced principal photography on June 3, 2016.
The film stars Brett Gelman (Love, Married), Mark Little (Picnicface, Rollertown), Carla Gallo (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Superbad, Carnivale), Stephnie Weir (The Comedians, MadTV), Patrick J. Adams (Suits), and Mark McKinney (The Kids In The Hall, Superstore) and is based on an original screenplay by Atkinson.
In senior year Mitch Baldwin (Little) won the lottery. Three years later he was flat broke and a laughing stock. He’s been holed-up in his family home ever since. With his father (McKinney) retiring, talk of downsizing pushes Mitch to suggest renting a room to a mysterious stranger named Carl (Gelman). When Carl upsets Mitch’s routine way of life, a battle of wits turns into all out war involving deception, humiliation, spying, and revenge. The question is how far are these guys prepared to go? The answer, too far.
“I’ve worked hard on this screenplay and am ecstatic to have this incredible cast to bring it to life. I can’t thank our partners enough for the opportunity they’ve entrusted in me,” said Matthew Atkinson, Writer, Director and Partner at El Duo Motion Pictures.
"I'm delighted to be partnered with El Duo Motion Pictures Inc. and Farpoint Films on my first feature film as producer. Our writer/director Matt Atkinson is a developing talent with a unique style and voice and our cast is top notch. I'm truly honoured to bring this incredible project to fruition," said Musterios Entertainment Inc. owner and Producer, Justin Rebelo.
“Having filmed a feature film (Menorca) here last summer, we were anxious to do it again this year. We’ve assembled a fantastic cast and crew who are anxious to start making this great comedy audiences will love,” said Farpoint Films Co-Founder and Producer, Kyle Bornais.
Room For Rent is written and directed by Matthew Atkinson. Produced by Justin Rebelo (Altman) and Kyle Bornais (Menorca) with Co-Producers Robert Scarborough (Dakota), Scott Gfeller & Shawn Myrick. Executive Producers are Jay Firestone (The Other Half), Tony Wosk (The Samaritan), John Laing & Mark Gingras (The Witch), Scott Leary (Teen Lust), and Mark Satterthwaite (Winston Steinburger And Sir Dudley Ding Dong). Partners include D Films (Canadian distribution), Prodigy Pictures (Worldwide sales excluding Canada), TMN - The Movie Network, Telefilm Canada, and Manitoba Film & Music.