Searchlight Pictures is re-teaming with Geremy Jasper (Patti Cake$) for his next feature film O’dessa, starring Sadie Sink (The Whale, Stranger Things).
Written by Jasper, with original songs written and produced by Jasper and Jason Binnick, O’dessa will start principal photography this May in Croatia.
The movie reunites producers Michael Gottwald for the Department of Motion Pictures, Noah Stahl, and Rodrigo Teixeira for RT Features.
The executive producers are Jonathan Montepare, Dan Janvey, and Lourenço Sant’Anna.
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Set in a post-apocalyptic future, O’dessa is an original rock opera about a farm girl on an epic quest to recover a cherished family heirloom.
Her journey leads her to a strange and dangerous city where she meets her one true love – but in order to save his soul, she must put the power of destiny and song to the ultimate test.
“We are so excited to be collaborating with Geremy again,” said Searchlight Presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum.
“With O’dessa, he brings extraordinary and visceral energy to a whole new cinematic landscape.”
Senior Vice President Taylor Friedman and Creative Executive Cornelia Burleigh will be overseeing the project for Searchlight Pictures, reporting to Heads of Production and Development Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen.
O’dessa marks Jasper’s follow up to his feature directorial debut Patti Cake$, the critically-acclaimed film which earned him Directors Guild of America and Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations. The celebrated commercial and music video director also won the coveted “Directors to Watch” award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2017.
Sadie Sink rose to prominence for her role in the numerous Primetime Emmy Award winner Stranger Things. Her other credits include the Emmy-winning series The Americans, the NBC television series American Odyssey, the Broadway production of Annie as the titular role, and The Audience.
She also made guest appearances in Blue Bloods and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and has appeared in Chuck, The Glass Castle, and Eli.
Geremy Jasper is represented by WME and Range Media Partners, and Sadie Sink by WME, Mara Entertainment, Peikoff Mahan and imPRint. Eugene Pikulin of Bruns Brennan Berry Pikulin & Jacobs is production legal on the film.