Screen Media acquires all U.S. rights to Akash Sherman’s Clara

The sci-fi feature, produced by Serendipity Point Films, will get a day-and-date theatrical release.

New York-based Screen Media Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to Akash Sherman’s sci-fi drama Clara.

Screen Media is planning a day-and-date theatrical release in May.

Clara, produced by Serendipity Point Films, made its world premiere in the Discovery program at TIFF ’18. It also screened at Austin Film Festival in October, winning the prize for best narrative feature.

The Screen Media deal comes four months after L.A.-based distributor and sales agent Myriad Pictures acquired the international sales rights. At the time, Myriad also signed on to represent international rights for another Serendipity Point feature, Don McKellar-directed Through Black Spruce.

The agreement for Clara was negotiated between Screen Media’s SVP of worldwide acquisitions Seth Needle and Myriad Pictures president Kirk D’Amico.

Written and directed by ShermanClara tells the story of an astronomer and an artist who form an unlikely bond that leads them to a profound scientific discovery. It stars Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Troian Bellisario (Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Pretty Little Liars).

The film was produced by Ari Lantos (Remember), with Distant Horizon’s Anant Singh exec producing alongside Mark Musselman (Museo) and Brian Cox (Shepherds and Butchers). Cinematographer Nick Haight (Eros) shot the film.