Limelight and eOne are fully financing. Dylan Sellers and Chris Parker of Limelight are producing along with Jamie Patricof and Katie McNeill of Hunting Lane Films and Ethan Lazar of Morning Moon Productions.
Directed by Matt Smukler
Written by Jenna Savage
Starring Kiernan Shipka, Jean Smart, Dash Mihok, Charlie Plummer, and Samantha Brook Hyde
Produced by Dylan Sellers, Chris Parker, Jamie Patricof, Katie McNeill, and Ethan Lazar
Executive Produced by Tyler Zacharia
Jillian Share and Jen Gorton will oversee for eOne
Co-Produced by CJ Barbato of Limelight
Production will begin October 2021 in Los Angeles.
Logline: Growing up is hard, especially when you’re raising your parents. Based on a true story, WILDFLOWER is a coming-of-age comedy that follows Bea Johnson from birth to graduation as she navigates life with intellectually disabled parents and an extended family that can’t quite agree on the best way to help.
The story is based on the 2020 documentary of the same name by director Matt Smukler.
Limelight, founded by Chris Parker and Dylan Sellers, produced the Andy Samberg-led comedy “Palm Springs,” which had a record-breaking $22 million sale to Hulu/Neon after its Sundance premiere. The company has since produced Theodore Melfi’s comedy/drama “The Starling” starring Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Kline and Chris O’Dowd which premiered at TIFF and is debuting today on Netflix, the Naomi Watts-led thriller "Lakewood" directed by Phillip Noyce which premiered at TIFF, and is in post-production for Jeff Baena’s “Spin Me Round” starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Alessandro Nivola. Upcoming Limelight projects include Paul Weiz directed “Moving On,” which starrs Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
In television, Limelight is in post-production on the Hulu limited series "Pam and Tommy" and in pre-production for Rob Siegel’s “Immigrant” starring Kumail Nanjiani.
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.
eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.
About Morning Moon Productions
Morning Moon Productions is an independent production company & financier based in Los Angeles. The company has been developing Matt Smukler’s narrative debut feature WILDFLOWER since optioning the screenplay written by Smukler and Jana Savage in 2020. Ethan Lazar (Percy vs. Goliath, The Witch), Kyle Owens, Austen Rydell and Billie Lourd (Booksmart, Star Wars) are producing the film on behalf of Morning Moon Productions. They are currently in post-production on WATERSHED, a documentary about Paralympian gold medalist swimmer Mallory Weggemann.
Hunting Lane Films
Jamie Patricof and Katie McNeill are producing for Hunting Lane Films (HALF NELSON, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE).