Busan: 108 Media Picks Up World Rights to 'It Was You Charlie'

The Michael D. Cohen-starring Canadian indie marks writer/director Emmanuel Shirinian's feature film debut.

CANNES – The worldwide distribution rights to writer/director Emmanuel Shirinian's It Was You Charlie, which stars Michael D. Cohen and Aaron Abrams, has gone to Canadian distributor 108 Media Corp. ahead of its world premiere in Busan.

Shirinian's feature film debut is screening at Busan as part of the World Cinema program.

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The film's producer, A71 Entertainment, will also release the dark comedy-drama in Canada.

It Was You Charlie features Cohen as Abner, a lonely graveyard shift doorman and once-accomplished sculptor coming to terms with an unresolved conflict with his brother and a car accident that claimed the life of a young woman.

The Canadian indie also stars Emma Fleury, Anna Hopkins, Alon Nashman, Mike Wilmot, Henry Alessandroni, Gillian Bennett and Alain Chanoine.

The distribution deal was hammered out by Abhi Rastogi, Chad Maker, David Miller and Darren Portelli.