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Jesus Henry Christ

USA | 91 MINUTES | English |

JESUS HENRY CHRIST

Comedy

This colorful, modern family comedy revolves around 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) and his fervently left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette), who works at the local university's cafeteria. A misfit from birth, Henry's precocious, rabble-rousing ways catch up with him when he gets kicked out of school for writing "Manifestos on the Nature of Truth." Meanwhile, 12-year-old Audrey (Samantha Weinstein) has her own problems because of her single father, university professor Dr. Slavkin O'Hara (Michael Sheen), who used her as the test subject for his best-selling book Born Gay or Made that Way? Needless to say, she gets a not-so-nice nickname from her classmates. When Henry scores a scholarship to the university as a child prodigy, the two families cross paths and everything they knew about their lives is thrown to the wind.

Writer/director Dennis Lee gives all characters their fair share of snappy dialogue and off-the-wall moments of hilarity, spiking the film with playful charm and visual flair. Collette and Sheen effortlessly flex their comedic muscles with bright newcomers Spevack and Weinstein in this whimsical tale.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Dennis Lee and Dennis Lee

DENNIS LEE attended Columbia University, where his thesis short film version of Jesus Henry Christ won a Student Academy Award®. He moved to LA as an ABC/Disney Television Directing Fellow and made his feature film debut with Fireflies in the Garden, which starred Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, and Julia Roberts.

Producer
Phil Rose, Lisa Gillan, Sukee Chew
Director
Dennis Lee
Screenwriter
Dennis Lee
Executive Producer
Julia Roberts, Deepak Nayar
Primary Cast
Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, Jason Spevack, Samantha Weinstein, Frank Moore

CONTACTS

Director's Agent
Ava Jamshidi
ICM
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310.550.4435
ajamshidi@icmtalent.com
Producer
Sukee Chew
Hopskotch Pictures
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 310 358 0630
schew@hopscotchpictures.com
International Sales Company
Stuart Ford
CEO
IM Global
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310 777 3590
stuart_ford@imglobalfilm.com
Publicist
George Nicholis
PMK*BNC
Phone: 212.582.1111
george.nicholis@pmkbnc.com
Technical Contact
Main Contact
Philip Rose
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310.594.3467
prose@redomfilms.net