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SUNDANCE NOW’S NEW ORIGINAL DRAMEDY, “THIS CLOSE,” PREMIERES THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
Ensemble Cast Includes Zach Gilford, Cheryl Hines, Colt Prattes and Marlee Matlin as Recurring Guest Stars
Award-winning Filmmaker Andrew Ahn Directs the Groundbreaking Straight-to-Series Dramedy Created by Stars Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman
Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service will debut its new original relationship dramedy, “This Close,” exclusively in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day – . "This Close,” created, written, and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, both deaf actors, explores the relationship between best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancé.
Comprised of six, 30-minute episodes, “This Close” touches on universal and relatable themes of love and friendship and, in addition to Stern and Feldman, features a talented ensemble cast of recurring guest stars including Zach Gilford who plays Danny, Kate’s (Stern) fiancé; Cheryl Hines as Stella, a PR maven and Kate’s boss; Colt Prattes as Ryan, Michael's (Feldman) ex; and Marlee Matlin as Michael’s mother, Annie, a recovering alcoholic trying to reconnect with her son. Sundance Now also announced the series is directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Ahn (Spa Night) who also serves as an executive producer.
In addition to Andrew Ahn, “This Close” is Executive Produced by Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa for Killer Films, Mary Pat Bentel and Paul Young, along with Stern and Feldman. Super Deluxe serves as the studio for the Sundance Now Original production, with Super Deluxe's Senior Vice President of Television Development Winnie Kemp overseeing production.
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Indie powerhouse Killer Films has produced acclaimed features including Academy Award®-winning Still Alice, Academy Award®-winning Boys Don’t Cry, and Academy Award®-nominated Far From Heaven and Carol from Todd Haynes. Killer Films executive produced Mildred Pierce, the Emmy Award®-winning HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslet. Combined, Killer's properties have earned over 75 Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Nominations. Other titles include Kids, Hedwig &The Angry Inch, Safe, One Hour Photo, I’m Not There, and Happiness. At this year's Sundance Film Festival, the Company screened four films: Beatriz At Dinner, Dina, Lemon and Where Is Kyra? The company has produced two films with Sebastian Silva; Magic, Magic, and Nasty Baby. In television, the Killer-produced series “Z: The Beginning of Everything” now available on Amazon. Killer released Todd Haynes' latest feature, Wonderstruck, for Amazon Studios in October 2017.
About Super Deluxe
Super Deluxe is a premium, multi-platform entertainment company with the largest and fastest-growing channels targeted at creative youth. Known for developing culturally-relevant characters and story formats that resonate with loyal fan bases, the company produces an entire ecosystem of content, from scripted and unscripted TV shows to short-form videos, interactive live programming, creative tech products, and branded content. In 2018, Super Deluxe will have seven TV shows on TBS, Facebook, AMC’s Sundance Now, and more. Recognizing Super Deluxe as a leading entertainment innovator, The Los Angeles Times has described the company as shaping the future of television.