Doc “Mistress Dispeller” In Works From Anonymous Content, Impact Partners – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content and Impact Partners have teamed up to produce a new documentary about a China-based ‘mistress-dissipator’, which will be directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Lo (Wander). Plans for a scripted adaptation of the documentary are also in the works.

The as yet untitled feature film shows the dissipating mistress being hired by couples in crisis to break up their affairs and save their marriages by any means necessary. Shifting perspectives between husband, wife and mistress, the film is presented as a surprisingly intimate tale of love and betrayal, as well as a powerful exploration of how class, capital and culture collide to shape relationships. lovers in contemporary China.

Elizabeth Lo

The project produced in association with CMP is co-funded by Anonymous Content, Impact Partners and CMP, having been developed in association with The Concordia Fellowship. Dawn Olmstead, Jessica Grimshaw and Nick Shumaker will serve as executive producers on behalf of Anonymous Content, alongside Jenny Raskin, Lauren Haber and Geralyn White Dreyfous for Impact Partners, with Kelsey Koenig and Marni Grossman serving as co-executive producers. Steve Cohen and Paula Froehle will executive produce CMP, along with Rahdi Taylor and Davis Guggenheim for The Concordia Fellowship. Emma D. Miller (What we leave behind) produced for Marcona Media, with Maggie Li (Ascent) as co-producer. Submarine Entertainment and Anonymous Content are handling sales.

Lo’s past work has been featured by Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, MoMA, AFI Fest, IDFA, New York Times Op-Docs, Field of Vision and PBS’ Point of view. The filmmaker has also notably been featured in DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40” and the Cannes Lions New Directors Showcase. His first feature film, Wanderwon Best International Feature at Hot Docs and received Independent Spirit Award, Critics Choice Documentary Award, and Cinema Eye Honors nominations after its 2020 Tribeca Film Festival premiere. A New York Times Critics’ Pick , Wander was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures in 2021 and is now streaming on Hulu. Currently a Concordia Studio Fellow, Lo’s award-winning shorts include Hotel 22 and Mothers’ Day.

Anonymous Content is a production and management company that represents a diverse roster of writers, directors, actors, and comedians. Recent releases from the media company include Benjamin Cleary’s sci-fi drama swan song for Apple TV+; Netflix’s post-9/11 drama The penalty, with Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan and Stanley Tucci; Tom McCarthy’s Matt Damon Still water for debugging features; and George Clooney The midnight sky for Netflix. Next up for Anonymous on the movie side is Garth Davis’ sci-fi thriller Enemystarring Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre, slated for release via Amazon.

Anonymous also recently released the Apple TV+ series The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray, with Samuel L. Jackson and Dominique Fishback. The company’s upcoming series include Apple TV+ bandits of time by Taika Waititi, Apple Shantaram with Charlie Hunnam and Hulu’s Holy Xdirected by Dee Rees.

A film and television production company founded in 2007, Impact Partners has participated in the financing of more than 100 films, including: Icaruswhich won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2018; Won’t you be my neighbor?which won the 2019 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary; Dinahwhich won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Feature by the International Documentary Association; The eagle hunterwhich was nominated for the BAFTA award for best documentary; How to survive a plaguewhich was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; The Queen of Versailles, which won the US Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; and hell and backwhich won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and the Cinematography Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Lo is represented by Anonymous Content.

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