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Shawn Christensen's 'Before I Disappear' Picked Up for Distribution

Photo of Shipra Harbola Gupta By Shipra Harbola Gupta | Indiewire August 5, 2014 at 4:26PM

Nearly five months since its world premiere at SXSW, "Before I Disappear" finally finds a home with IFC Films.
Before I Disappear

Shawn Christensen's feature directorial debut, "Before I Disappear," has been picked up by IFC Films for distribution throughout North America.

Christensen, who is also an actor, stars as a troubled young man who receives a call out of the blue from his estranged sister, played by Emmy Rossum, asking him to take care of her 11-year-old daughter. Ron Perlman also co-stars.

"Before I Disappear" is based on Christensen's short film, "Curfew," which won an Academy Award in 2013. The feature film adaptation had its world premiere earlier this year at SXSW, where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

READ MORE: Oscar-Winning Short Film Receives Questionable Feature-Length Upgrade With 'Before I Disappear'

Prior to its November release, "Before I Disappear" will be screening at the Venice International Film Festival, as part of the Venice Days sidebar.

This article is related to: Before I Disappear, Shawn Christensen, Emmy Rossum, Ron Perlman, SXSW 2014, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Acquisitions

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