Wolfe Nabs ‘Gayby’ at SXSW26 Apr, 2012 By: Billy Gil
Wolfe Releasing acquired the U.S. rights to the critically acclaimed and hilariously titled comedy Gayby at the SXSW Film Conference & Festival.
From writer-director Jonathan Lisecki, Gayby tells of a gay man and a straight woman who decide to have a child together. The film will be released theatrically later this year, in partnership with The Film Collaborative, and the DVD and VOD release will come in 2013.
I’ve seen the short film upon which it was based, on First Run Features’ Fest Selects: Best Gay Shorts Vol. 1, and I have to say it’s one of the funniest and most memorable short films I’ve seen (read my review here). Upon finishing it, I wanted to see more, as the characters, premise and writing were so promising. This looks to be a great release for Wolfe.
“Gayby is the funniest movie I've seen in years," said Wolfe president Maria Lynn. “It's a pleasure to be able to work with such a talented filmmaker as Jonathan Lisecki and help him reach the widespread audience he deserves.”