Toronto: The Little Film Company Takes International Rights to 'The Husband'

The Husband TIFF Still - H 2013

The Husband TIFF Still - H 2013

The Canadian dark comedy, directed by Bruce McDonald, also was picked up by A71 Productions for the Canadian market after a bow at TIFF.

TORONTO - The Little Film Company has acquired the international sales rights to Bruce McDonald's The Husband, which had its world bow at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9.

Other post-TIFF sales include Canadian distributor A71 Productions acquiring the Canadian rights for a domestic theatrical release.

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McDonald's dark comedy stars Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Sarah Allen, August Diehl and Stephen McHattie, and is based on a script by McCabe-Lokos and Kelly Harms.

The Husband portrays a disgruntled Toronto ad-agency copywriter struggling to deal with his impotent rage, while saddled with an infant son and a wife doing jail time for sleeping with a 14-year-old.

Daniel Bekerman and Cher Hawrysh produced the Canadian indie from Scythia Films and Phenomenal Films.

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XYZ Films acquired the U.S. sales rights to The Husband before the film's debut at TIFF.