The Orchard Acquires SXSW Award Winner “The New Romantic”

The New RomanticThe Orchard is excited to bring you yet another film pick up, this time with The New Romantic, written and directed by newcomer Carly Stone.

The film is about Blake Conway (Jessica Barden), an aspiring journalist and hopeless romantic college senior, who is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her fate of student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, Conway sets out on a journey to figure out if its right for society to judge these women and if her own self-worth comes with a price. Riverdale’s Haley Law and Camila Mendes star in the film produced by Kyle Mann and Michael Risley of Drive Films. Jonathan Bronfman of JoBro Productions and Jason Jallet of Ontario also produced.

Carly Stone explains how, “The Orchard is the perfect home for our film. They’re passionate, cool and understand how to connect to our target audience.”

Make sure to watch this “refreshingly bold and complex romantic,” (Danielle DiGiacomo, VP of Acquisitions, The Orchard) slated for release in New York and Los Angeles theaters this fall. Read the full press release here.

Image courtesy of SXSW 

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