The Fixer

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 103 MINUTES

THE FIXER

Drama, NY Director(s)

Leaving behind his life as a fixer for Western journalists reporting on the war in Afghanistan, Osman (Dominic Rains) lands in a small bohemian town in Northern California, living on the couch of his friend’s mother (Melissa Leo) and working as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Restless and eager to find purpose in the context of his new life, he befriends a couple of locals—the eccentric and unstable Lindsay (James Franco) and the elusive Sandra (Rachel Brosnahan)—recruiting them to help him penetrate the town’s peculiar subculture. When Lindsay mysteriously goes missing, Osman gets drawn into the backwoods of the town in order to find him. As things begin to take a dangerous turn, Osman is forced to confront the untenable reality of his situation.



Shot with rigorous attention to atmosphere and milieu, The Fixer is a slow-burning thriller that employs stillness to create an undercurrent of suspense. Director Ian Olds adroitly exposes the larger-than-life characters who often inhabit the smallest of towns.



—Shayna Weingast


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Ian Olds

Olds' received an MFA from Columbia. His directing credits include Occupation:Dreamland (Academy Award short-listed, Independent Spirit winner), Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (Tribeca winner, Emmy nominated) and the experimental narrative Francophrenia. Olds received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation's Media Arts Fellowship, and attended Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab.

Director
Ian Olds
Screenwriter
Paul Felten, Ian Olds
Producer
Caroline von Kuhn, Jennifer Glynn
Editor
Scott Cummings, Joe Murphy, Ian Olds
Cinematographer
Adam Newport-Berra
Executive Producer
George Rush, Michael Roiff, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker, Gardner Grout, Mary Regency Boies, Robert Afshar, Alex Witherill, Eric Schultz, James Franco, Vince Jolivette
Composer
Jim McHugh
Co-Producer
Lily Whitsitt
Co-Executive Producer
Adeel Ahmed, Ken Chang, Jennifer Konawal, Tom White
Associate Producer
Michelle Maxson, Gabe Maxson
Cast
Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo, James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan, Tim Kniffin, Thomas Jay Ryan

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Marian Koltai-Levine
PMK*BNC
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 373 6130
marian.koltai@pmkbnc.com
Print Source
Caroline von Kuhn
ACE Productions
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Phone: 917 355 6310
cvonkuhn@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Caroline von Kuhn
ACE Productions
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Phone: 917 355 6310
cvonkuhn@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
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