Saban Films has closed a deal for US rights to Casey Affleck’s narrative feature directorial debut Light Of My Life following its world premiere in Berlin Panorama.
Affleck and Anna Pniowsky play a father and his 11-year-old daughter on the run in a dystopian future one decade after a plague has wiped out most of the world’s female population. Affleck also wrote the screenplay and Elisabeth Moss rounds out the key cast.
Black Bear Pictures fully financed Light Of My Life and Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman produced with Affleck for Sea Change Media, and John Powers Middleton. Executive producers are Black Bear’s Michael Heimler and Ben Stillman, and Sea Change Media’s Whitaker Lader.
“This has been a passion-driven project for the filmmakers, who have crafted a beautiful and sophisticated film, grounded with superb performances,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “We couldn’t be more honored to be part of such a dedicated team. Our audiences will fall in love with the intensity and sincerity of this character-based survival drama, focusing on a strong father-daughter bond.”
“On behalf of everyone involved in the making of Light Of My Life, I’d like to thank Saban Films for their passion, commitment and support,” said Schwarzman. “Light Of My Life has been a labor of love for the entire cast and crew, and we look forward to working with Saban to bring Light of My Life to audiences across America.”
Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers. Sierra / Affinity handles international rights.