Azazel Jacob‘s “Momma’s Man” has been acquired by ThinkFilm in a deal for North American rights, the company confirmed today. A Sundance Film Festival debut earlier this year, the film will screen this month at the New Directors/New Films series and then have an exclusive release later this year. It tells the story of Mikey, a young man who returns to the comfort of his parents and the home where he grew up instead of rejoining his own wife and newborn baby in Los Angeles. For the deal, ThinkFilm is reteaming with some of the backers of their 2006 release, “Half Nelson.” The film was produced by Alex Orlovsky, Hunter Gray, and executive producer Paul Mezey. The pact, brokered by Cinetic Media, was negotiated by the company’s Mark Urman, Randy Manis and Ben Stambler. Reviewing the film for indieWIRE during Sundance, Rob Nelson called “Momma’s Man” an, “exceptionally tender, funny, and poignant New York indie.” [Eugene Hernandez]
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