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.