Richard Jenkins on Track to Join “One Square Mile”

By Michael Schilf · April 23, 2012


LOS ANGELES, CA(April 23, 2012)-  Academy Award-nominated actor Richard Jenkins (“The Visitor”) and Cameron Bright (“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) have joined the cast of Charles-Olivier Michaud’s latest drama ONE SQUARE MILE. Written by scribes Josh Campbell and Jeff Van Wie, the film will be produced by Howard Burd and Micah Sparks of Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures, and Deborah Moore of Inner Primary Entertainment. Martin Harmon is executive producing for Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures. International sales are being handled by Lawrence Meyers, Bobby Meyers and Peter Rowley of Meyers Media Group. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in August with Seattle, Washington as a possible location.

ONE SQUARE MILE is ahighly charged, emotional story of a disenfranchised teen (Bright) living on the wrong side of the tracks. Desperate for a way out, his life collides with an old reclusive track coach (Jenkins), angry at the world with no purpose in life. The two form a reluctant bond that forces them to face their circumstances as they race to save each other and ultimately – themselves.

“We felt the writers always had Richard in mind when we were developing the script, and we couldn’t be happier now that he is on board,” said Burd. “Having Cameron Bright play opposite Richard is a strong acting combination that will produce a compelling and inspirational film that people will want to watch over and over again.”

This will be director Charles-Olivier Michaud’s first English-language film since hisSNOW & ASHES won the Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Narrative Film at Slamdance in 2010.  Michaud, who is from Quebec, has recently helmed the French-language romance SUR LE RYTHME.

ONE SQUARE MILE is one of the titles Meyers Media Group will be representing at the upcoming Cannes Film Market, with additional titles for their slate still to be announced.

About Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures

Producers Howard Burd, Martin Harmon and Micah Sparks formed Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures in 2011 with the mission of producing films that will resonate with both domestic and international audiences past opening weekend.  Currently the company is in pre-production on an untitled second project alongside ONE SQUARE MILE.

About Meyers Media Group

Meyers Media Group is a global film sales and production company that sells, finances and produces A-list cast-driven projects with broad international appeal.  Launched by entertainment industry veterans Lawrence Meyers and Bobby Meyers in 2012, the company specializes in the foreign sales process, utilizing international co-productions and attracting equity sources.  Randy Dannenberg serves as the company’s Executive Vice President of Productions & Acquisitions with Peter Rowley as Vice President of International Distribution and Administration.