Source: Maria Boyadgis

(L-R) Dena Kaplan, Ronny Chieng, Josh Lawson, Rafe Spall, Zahra Newman in ’Long Story Short;

Rafe Spall, Ronny Chieng, Zahra Newman and Noni Hazlehurst have signed to star in Australian director Josh Lawson’s romantic comedy Long Story Short which begins shooting today (August 23) in Australia. 

It is produced by Studiocanal Australia and See Pictures, with backing from Screen Australia, in association with Create NSW and Spectrum Films.

Studiocanal is also handling worldwide sales.

Lawson is directing from his original screenplay and will also act in the film. His credits include short film The Eleven O’Clock, which was Oscar-nominated in 2018, and his debut feature The Little Death, which won the SXSW Audience Award in 2015 after premiering at Toronto and has since been remade in four languages.

Jamie Hilton is producing Long Story Short alongside Michael Pontin and Isabel Stanfield for See Pictures, marking a second collaboration with Lawson after The Little Death. Executive Producers are Josh Lawson, Sonia Borella, Josh Pomeranz, Charlie Tynan and Will Gammon. Filming will last four weeks in Sydney.

The film follows Teddy (Spall) who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life.