We are delighted to announce the acquisition of THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, the Sundance Grand Jury prize winner co-written and directed by Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) for distribution across the UK and Ireland.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival where the film garnered positive critical acclaim and won the Sundance Grand Jury prize. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck and Jennifer Ehle.
Writer/director Akhavan and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed coming-of-age novel, which centres on Cameron Post (Moretz) who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after being caught with another girl on prom night. The facility is run by Dr. Lydia Marsh (Ehle) and her brother Reverend Rick (Gallagher Jr.), and aims to treat teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” This unusual setting provides Cameron with an unlikely gay community, including the stoner amputee Jane Fonda (Lane) and her friend Adam (Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family to fight and survive.
The film is slated for a theatrical release across UK and Ireland in Summer 2018.
Rupert Preston, Vertigo Releasing – “We are thrilled to be releasing The Miseducation of Cameron Post in the U.K. Desiree Akhavan has crafted an outstanding film that will move, entertain and resonate with audiences all across the U.K.”
Cecilia Frugiuele and Olivier Kaempfer, Parkville Pictures – “We have long admired Vertigo having been behind some of the most memorable releases here in the UK in the past years. We are thrilled therefore to be working with such an exciting partner to bring the film to UK audiences”.