By Brian Brooks | Indiewire May 18, 2009 at 6:43AM
Romantic comedy "Drool" by Nancy Kissam has been picked up by Strand Releasing. The company's co-head Jon Gerrans negotiated the deal, which includes all North American rights, with Todd Williams of Upload Films. Strand will open the film in fall of this year.
Premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival earlier this year, stars Laura Harring as a wife with an abusive husband who she accidentally kills which leads her to a romantic tryst with her neighbor played by Jill Marie Jones as they go on a road trip with the family to dispose of the body. "Drool" was shot by Kara Stephens, and won best fiction feature at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
"Strand had a twenty year history of embracing original voices, and we feel that 'Drool' is a perfect fit with the groundbreaking material that they have succeded with," commented Williams in a statement. "We're thrilled that they share our enthusiam for Nancy's vision and look forward to working together to bring 'Drool' to a wider audience."