First Generation Films underway on romantic drama Paper Year

Cameras roll in Toronto and L.A. as Myriad Pictures prepares to shop the feature film at the American Film Market.
Paper Year

First Generation Films (FGF) is up and running on its next feature-length project, Paper Year.

Filming began last week in Toronto, with shooting scheduled to relocate to Los Angeles next week. The romantic drama sees Rebecca Addelman making her feature-directorial debut from a script that she also penned. The Toronto filmmaker also previously directed FGF’s short film The Smoke, which world-premiered at TIFF ’16.

California-based producer/distributor Myriad Pictures is handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the American Film Market, which gets underway later this week. In Canada, Pacific Northwest Pictures is handling theatrical distribution.

CBC holds the broadcast rights to the film and will air it following its theatrical run.

Starring Eve Hewson (The Knick) and Avan Jogia (Tut), Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Hamish Linklater (The Big Short), the film tells the story of a pair of young and reckless newlyweds, who begin to question their decision as cracks emerge in their relationship during the first year of marriage.

Paper Year is produced by First Generation founder Christina Piovesan and Jennifer Shin (The Smoke), while Emily Alden (Drone), Penny Mancuso (Incendies) and Anne Hong exec produce. Filming is scheduled to wrap in mid-November.

The film is made with the financial participation of CBC, Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenburg Fund and Daylight Media.

Hewson is repped by Theresa Peters of UTA and Cynthia Pett at Brillstein, while Jogia is repped by Ben Levine of Link Management