TPSC Films Taps J.T. Petty to Direct "My Only Sunshine"

by James Thompson


TPSC Films to Finance and Produce in association with Circle of Confusion

TORONTO: Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC) announced today that J.T. Petty (THE BURROWERS, HELLBENDERS, GONE: VR360) will direct the upcoming thriller, MY ONLY SUNSHINE, which is based on a script he wrote with Kate Petty. Carissa Buffel, Kevin Matusow, and Steven Chester Prince of TPSC will finance and produce in association with Lawrence Mattis and Matt Smith of Circle of Confusion. CAA is packaging the project and will represent the North American rights, Mary Vernieu and Venus Kanani are currently casting with principal photography set to begin in early 2016 in Ottawa.

A pair of ruthless bank-robbers plans a heist on a local bank in order to fund their long awaited divorce. Unfortunately, the plan takes several unexpected turns as this couple wreaks havoc on all involved. MY ONLY SUNSHINE is a hilariously scary romp based on a couple who have serious commitment issues.

TPSC Films president Steven Chester Prince said: “We met with J.T. to discuss MY ONLY SUNSHINE and recognized this as the perfect addition to our growing portfolio. J.T. has created something completely original, elevating the action/horror genre with his unique characters and dynamic, biting dialogue. JT’s background in video games will no doubt lend itself to telling this twisted take, reminiscent of such cult favorites as NATURAL BORN KILLERS and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.”

Petty comes from an impressive background of screenwriting for hit video games such as “The Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2,” “Batman Begins” and “Batman: Vengeance.” Petty is represented by CAA and Circle of Confusion.

TPSC Films’ is bringing a slate of innovative and lucrative projects to the market, including Osgood Perkins’ FEBRUARY, starring Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Vanguard section. The company recently completed Steven Chester Prince’s DIVINE ACCESS starring Billy Burke, Gary Cole and Sarah Shahi.

About TPSC
Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC) and its sister company, TPSC Films are a director-driven commercial and feature film production company, inspired by the traveling motion picture and entertainment acts of the early 20th Century. Designed to bring creativity, mobility and flexibility to markets big and small around the globe, TPSC is an award-winning content production company.

Based in Los Angeles and under the direction of Kevin Matusow, Carissa Buffel, and Steven Chester Prince, TPSC Films was formed in 2012 to produce and finance feature films and TV for audiences worldwide. The first feature was THE QUIET ONES starring Jared Harris and Sam Claflin, which Lionsgate released wide theatrically and the action thriller A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES starring Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens, which Universal Pictures released theatrically. For more information, please visit:

About Circle of Confusion
CIRCLE OF CONFUSION is the New York and L.A.-based management and production entity, known as a premiere destination for exceptional writers, directors, actors, content creators, publishers and journalists.
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Circle of Confusion will premiere Paco Cabezas’ MR. RIGHT starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick, based on the screenplay by Max Landis. Circle produces the blockbuster AMC series “The Walking Dead” along with its companion show “Fear The Walking Dead” and is currently in production on the second season of the Playstation original series “Powers” and the initial season of Cinemax’s “Outcast.” Recent films produced by Circle include AMERICAN ULTRA starring Jessie Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, AIR starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou, and SPARE PARTS starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei. 

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