Paramount Home Media Distribution and Samuel Goldwyn Films Collaborate on Distribution of William H. Macy’s Directorial Debut and Sundance Feature RUDDERLESS

Paramount Home Media Distribution and Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today a collaboration to bring RUDDERLESS to theatrical and home viewing audiences. The feature directorial debut of Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee* William H. Macy, RUDDERLESS was produced by Keith Kjarval (Unified Pictures) and Brad Greiner in association with Aaron L. Gilbert’s Bron Studios and had its world premiere as the Closing Night Film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness),
Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”), Jamie Chung (“Believe”), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix).

Samuel Goldwyn Films will handle U.S. theatrical distribution day-and-date with Paramount Home Media Distribution’s VOD release. Paramount will also handle other U.S. ancillary platforms and all distribution in Canada, the UK, Russia and certain territories in Asia.

After a man has his life torn apart when he loses his son, he is content wasting the rest of his days until he discovers a box of unpublished music. Coming from such an unexpected source, the music is a revelation. He begins obsessively learning the songs, until one day he decides to play one of them at a local bar. The song captivates a young musician in the audience and the two unlikely friends decide to form a local band that gains sudden popularity and changes both of their lives.

“After seeing such a fabulous response at Sundance, we are thrilled to be partnering with two of the most prestigious distributors in our business on my directing debut,” said director William H. Macy. “When I first moved to LA, many years ago, I lived just off of Melrose, and I passed those beautiful gates to Paramount almost every day. Seeing them become our partner on RUDDERLESS and adding the storied Goldwyn Company into the mix excites me to no end.”

“William H. Macy has always been a true talent in front of the cameras and now also proves to be a major force behind the scenes. Billy Crudup, Felicity Huffman and the rest of the cast deliver stellar performances. We are excited to again partner with Paramount Home Media Distribution in bringing Macy’s remarkable first feature to theaters,” said Peter Goldwyn, Senior Vice President, Samuel Goldwyn Films.

“RUDDERLESS is an incredibly powerful and moving film and we are extremely excited to bring it to audiences around the world,” said Syrinthia Studer, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Acquisitions, Paramount Home Media Distribution. “William H. Macy has delivered a terrific first feature with extraordinary performances by his stellar cast, a compelling story and wonderful original music. We feel confident that it will be embraced by audiences both in the U.S. and internationally.”

Recent News



Film Mode Entertainment’s THE HARROWING Makes 2018 World Premiere Screening in Berlin

BROKEN GHOST Scares Up an World Premiere Screening in Berlin

In Theaters February 16, 2018

“Hosea” Now Filming in Oklahoma

“THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” CROSSES $100 MILLION WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE GROSS

UP IN SMOKE 40th anniversary- Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Release Date

FLEXYMOVIES PRESENTS BERLIN PREMIERE OF SKY ORIGINAL THE DISUNITED STATES OF AMERICA

LOVE AFTER LOVE - Trailer

WIM WENDERS’ DOCUMENTARY FEATURE POPE FRANCIS - A MAN OF HIS WORD SET FOR MAY 18, 2018 U.S. RELEASE BY FOCUS FEATURES

OVERBOARD - Trailer 2

BATMAN NINJA - Digital, Blu-ray™ Steelbook , Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD Release Date

READY PLAYER ONE - Poster

A QUIET PLACE - Trailer 2

On DVD and Blu-ray February 13, 2018

GREASE - 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date

More News

DVD Release Schedule

Movie Release Schedule

Movie Reviews