“It really is a dream come true to be making this film with a cast and crew of this stellar caliber. We’re all excited and grateful to be able to tell a story with such heart and positivity, and to set it in Sydney makes it all the sweeter,” said Lawson about his feature directorial follow-up to The Little Death. In between he wrote, starred in and directed the Academy Award nominated short, The Eleven O’Clock.
Long Story Short follows Teddy (Spall) ‘who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life. He must use every precious moment wisely to keep from losing the love of his life, and to learn to love the life he’s losing.’
“Josh’s screenplay is miraculous, and I couldn’t be happier to be playing Teddy,” said Spall (The Big Short, Men in Black: International). “It’s wonderful to be staying with my family on Sydney’s stunning beaches and working with such an amazing team of people.”
These people include producers Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin and Isabel Stanfield, along with Executive Producers Josh Lawson, Sonia Borella, Josh Pomeranz, Charlie Tynan and Will Gammon.
“Josh is a remarkable comedic talent in front of and behind the camera,” said Hilton, who also produced The Little Death. “To have Rafe Spall here in Australia supported by such an incredible Australian cast is a dream situation. We look forward to working with [distributor] STUDIOCANAL to bring this movie to audiences the world over.”