For Immediate Release
January 23, 2012
RI SCREENWRITER’S NEXT FILM TO BE RELEASED IN MARCH
The psychological thriller “ATM”, written by North Providence, RI native Chris Sparling, will be released on VOD (Video on Demand) and digital download by IFC Films on March 2nd, followed by a theatrical release starting April 6th.
ATM stars Alice Eve (SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, “Entourage”), Brian Geraghty (THE HURT LOCKER), and Josh Peck (ICE AGE, “Drake & Josh”) as three co-workers who, on a routine stop at an ATM late one evening, end up in a desperate fight for their lives after becoming trapped by an unknown assailant. The film is produced by Gold Circle Films (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT), directed by David Brooks, and written by Chris Sparling, who also wrote the dramatic thriller BURIED, starring Ryan Reynolds, which earned him an award for Best Original Screenplay by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, as well as a Goya Award (Spain’s Academy Award) in the same category.
ABOUT CHRIS SPARLING
Chris Sparling was born and raised in North Providence, RI. ATM was his second screenplay to make the Hollywood Black List, which is compiled by surveying film executives who list their favorite scripts written that year, and is considered a high honor in Hollywood circles. He will next be working with producer M. Night Shyamalan on the film REINCARNATE, the second in a three-film series known as “The Night Chronicles.” In addition, the film MERCY, for which Chris wrote the screenplay, will begin shooting later this year in Cape Town, South Africa. Chris will make his feature directing debut this summer with FALLING SLOWLY, a supernatural drama, which he plans to shoot in Los Angeles and Rhode Island.
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Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, Steven Feinberg said, "Congratulations to our talented Rhode Island native, Chris Sparling, on his latest thriller, ATM. Nobody captures suspense better than Chris. There is nothing more exciting than watching one of the Ocean State's stars shine brightly. We look forward to hosting Chris' directorial debut of the supernatural drama, FALLING SLOWLY. We know it will be a wonderful experience. "