Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired US rights to City on a Hill Studio's music-driven love story THE SONG. The film stars Alan Powell (lead-singer for Anthem Lights), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Nashville) and Ali Faulkner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn), and features ten original songs produced for the film. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film on September 26th.
"Richard Ramsey has created an incredibly touching and triumphant film about temptation, redemption and the power of forgiveness. We are proud to bring this moving and inspirational love story to the big screen and I'm certain it will resonate with audiences around the country," said Meyer Gottlieb, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
The Song follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner's daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose "The Song," which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas), Jed's life and marriage begin to fall apart.
The film was written and directed by Richard Ramsey and produced by City on a Hill Studio. The story is a modern-day adaptation of the life and writings of Solomon, found in the Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes.
The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente,Vice President and General Counsel of Samuel Goldwyn Films and by Executive Producer Tony Young, president of City on a Hill Studio.
"We wanted to make a film that was authentic and relatable. Samuel Goldwyn Films is known for bringing great stories like this to life, and we can't think of a better partner to distribute this movie. I think The Song is the kind of movie that will have people talking about things that really matter," said Ramsey.
About City on a Hill
City on a Hill develops powerful, story-driven media resources for ministry. Their products, campaigns and films stand apart in the industry because of their cinematic nature. City on a Hill resources are trusted worldwide because they're the highest quality, they're easy to use and they reach right to the heart with their message.
About Samuel Goldwyn Films
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award(r) nominated The Squid and the Whale and Super Size Me; Amazing Grace and Julie Delpy's hit comedy 2 Days in Paris. Past Goldwyn titles include: the critically hailed Elegy, Harry Brown starring Michael Caine, the box office smash Fireproof and the 2010 independent hit Mao's Last Dancer. Samuel Goldwyn Films also released The Whistleblower, a powerful, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller starring Academy Award(r) winner Rachel Weisz, and the 2012 critics' darling Robot & Frank, starring Academy Award(r) nominee Frank Langella and Academy Award(r) winner Susan Sarandon. Additional Samuel Goldwyn Films releases include: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel; Gilles Bourdos' Renoir, the lush film about the famous painter's later years and France's official submission for the 2014 Academy Awards(r); Academy Award(r) nominee James Cromwell starrer Still Mine; and the much buzzed about Jason Wise film Somm. Current and upcoming releases include: Academy Award(r) winner Freida Mock's critically acclaimed documentary Anita, featuring in-depth interviews with Anita Hill; filmmaker Lucia Puenzo's haunting film and Argentina's official submission to the 2014 Academy Awards(r), The German Doctor; William H. Macy's feature directorial debut and Sundance hit Rudderless; and Ivory Tower, Andrew Rossi's urgent portrait of one of the great American institutions at its breaking point.