The rising writer-director’s movie tells the story of a person and the daughter he’s elevating off the grid in northeastern Ohio, on the outskirts of an elite liberal arts school.
The elder Nelson will produce alongside Shannon Houchins (Old Henry) of Hideout Pictures and Vince Jolivette (Zola), with Old Henry’s writer-director Potsy Ponciroli on board to exec produce. The movie is scheduled to enter manufacturing in Oberlin, Ohio in late January.
“Henry has written a story about the relationship between the ideals of a liberal arts college and the realities of the poverty and isolation that surround it that I’ve never seen addressed before. We’ve been talking about collaborating since he was twelve years old, and this feels like a perfect way to begin,” mentioned Tim Blake Nelson. “It makes it even better to work again with Shannon and Potsy after their extraordinary accomplishment with Old Henry.”
“We are very excited to jump into another project with Tim,” added Houchins, “and being a part of Henry’s directorial debut makes it especially gratifying.”
Henry Nelson is a fifth-year pupil on the Oberlin Conservatory pursuing levels in Classical Composition and Jazz Composition. At Oberlin, he shaped and runs Probable Voltages, a music and manufacturing label/collective, which has produced quite a few albums, shorts, and music movies.
Tim Blake Nelson is an actor, playwright and filmmaker who not too long ago drew a few of the greatest critiques of his profession together with his flip in Ponciroli’s Shout! Factory Western, Old Henry. He will subsequent seem in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley and the STX sports activities drama National Champions, in addition to Del Toro’s stop-motion animated characteristic Pinocchio and his upcoming Netflix anthology collection, Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.
Over the final 30-plus years, Nelson has appeared in additional than 80 options. Notable credit embody Just Mercy, The Report, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Fantastic Four, Kill the Messenger, Lincoln, The Incredible Hulk, Syriana, Minority Report, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Hamlet, The Thin Red Line and Donnie Brasco. He’s additionally written, directed and starred in movies together with Anesthesia and Leaves of Grass, showing on the TV aspect in Watchmen, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Wormwood, Black Dynamite and extra.
Tim Blake Nelson is represented by UTA, Gateway Management Company and Bloom Hergott Diemer; Houchins by Verve Talent and Literary Agency; Jolivette by lawyer Adam W. Rosen; Ponciroli by Verve Talent and Literary Agency and Thruline Entertainment.