The sci-fi comedy ‘Linoleum’ made waves when it had its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival. The indie film was written and directed by Colin West with comedian Jim Gaffigan starring in the lead role. Now Shout Studios has picked up the film for distribution in North America theatrically and digitally.
Shout’s Vice President of Acquisitions Jordan Fields expressed enthusiasm for the acquisition.
“Jim Gaffigan delivers a sensational, versatile performance in Colin’s wonderfully offbeat story about dreams, connection and alternate realities. Linoleum is one of those singular gems that gets fervently recommended to friends and family for years and years, and we’re eager to do everything we can to help make that happen,” Fields explained.
“Linoleum, while on the outside looking like a sci-fi sprinkled suburban drama, is at its core a love story – and Shout was able to see our vision in that. The whole team, who worked so hard to make this film come to life, is thrilled to be working with them to get our film out to as many eyeballs as possible,” West added.
Shout describes the film’s synopsis as follows,
“Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan), the host of a failing children’s science TV show called “Above & Beyond”, has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket. As his relationship with his wife (Rhea Seehorn) and daughter (Katelyn Nacon) start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him – a doppelgänger moving into the house next door, a car falling from the sky, and an unusual teenage boy forging a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there’s more to his life story than he once thought.”
The movie is produced by Chad Simpson, Dennis Masel, and Chadd Harbold.
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