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May 15, 2009 11:46 AM
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Strand Jazzes to "Missing Person"

A scene from Noah Buschel's "The Missing Person." Image courtesy of Strand Releasing.

U.S. rights to Noah Buschel's "The Missing Person" has been acquired by Strand Releasing. The film, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will be released theatrically later this year. Strand's Jon Gerrans negotitated the deal with Ryan Kampe of Visit Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

The film is an intimate mystery about a private detective, John Rosow, hired to trail a man presumed dead. On the trip from Chicago to Los Angeles, Rosow discovers that this man's identity is not what it seems. Starring Academy Award nominees Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan, the film
"plays like a jazz dream," according to Strand, and features music of saxophone legend Joe Lovano.

"We're thrilled to be distributing The Missing Person, it's a great blend of modern style and film noir," commented Strand's Marcus Hu in a statement. Added Kampe, ""Strand is a company
that we have long admired, and we are excited that Michael Shannon's superb performance in The Missing Person has been recognized in Buschel's Sundance gem."

"The Missing Person" was produced by 7th Floor partners Jesse Scolaro and Allen Bain, with Lois Drabkin of Apropos Films.

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