New York-based Film Movement has taken all US rights to Mina Shum's Long Life, Happiness And Prosperity. The film is set for limited theatrical release in the autumn and through Film Movement's subscription-based DVD film club.
Produced by Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie of Toronto's Shaftesbury Films and Raymond Massey's Vancouver-based Massey Productions, Shum's third feature stars Sandra Oh as a divorced mother whose 12-year-old daughter uses ancient Chinese magic to find her a new boyfriend.
"Film Movement was created to give access to evocative and culturally diverse films such as Long Life, Happiness And Prosperity to filmgoers beyond New York and Los Angeles. It is great family film that audiences will embrace nationwide' said Larry Meistrich, Film Movement founder and CEO.
The film premiered at the 2002 Toronto festival and was an audience favourite at the Vancouver International Film Festival and Sundance
The deal was negotiated by Andrew Herwitz of the Film Sales Company on behalf of the filmmakers with William Keys of Film Movement in association with the law office of Michael J. Linowes.