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FEATURE NARRATIVE 103 Minutes World Premiere

Leaving behind his life as a fixer for Western journalists reporting on the war in Afghanistan, Osman (Dominic Rains) lands in a small bohemian town in Northern California, living on the couch of his friend’s mother (Melissa Leo) and working as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Restless and eager to find purpose in the context of his new life, he befriends a couple of locals—the eccentric and unstable Lindsay (James Franco) and the elusive Sandra (Rachel Brosnahan)—recruiting them to help him penetrate the town’s peculiar subculture. When Lindsay mysteriously goes missing, Osman gets drawn into the backwoods of the town in order to find him. As things begin to take a dangerous turn, Osman is forced to confront the untenable reality of his situation.

Shot with rigorous attention to atmosphere and milieu, The Fixer is a slow-burning thriller that employs stillness to create an undercurrent of suspense. Director Ian Olds adroitly exposes the larger-than-life characters who often inhabit the smallest of towns.

—Shayna Weingast

Drama, NY Director(s)
About the Director(s)

Olds' received an MFA from Columbia. His directing credits include Occupation:Dreamland (Academy Award short-listed, Independent Spirit winner), Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (Tribeca winner, Emmy nominated) and the experimental narrative Francophrenia. Olds received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation's Media Arts Fellowship, and attended Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Ian Olds
  • Screenwriter:
    Paul Felten, Ian Olds
  • Producer:
    Caroline von Kuhn, Jennifer Glynn
  • Editor:
    Scott Cummings, Joe Murphy, Ian Olds
  • Cinematographer:
    Adam Newport-Berra
  • Executive Producer:
    George Rush, Michael Roiff, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker, Gardner Grout, Mary Regency Boies, Robert Afshar, Alex Witherill, Eric Schultz, James Franco, Vince Jolivette
  • Composer:
    Jim McHugh
  • Co-Producer:
    Lily Whitsitt
  • Co-Executive Producer:
    Adeel Ahmed, Ken Chang, Jennifer Konawal, Tom White
  • Associate Producer:
    Michelle Maxson, Gabe Maxson
  • Cast:
    Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo, James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan, Tim Kniffin, Thomas Jay Ryan

  • Print Source
    Caroline von Kuhn
    ACE Productions
    Brooklyn, NY 11221
    Phone: 917 355 6310
  • International Sales Contact
    Caroline von Kuhn
    ACE Productions
    Brooklyn, NY 11221
    Phone: 917 355 6310
  • US Sales Contact
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
  • Press Contact
    Marian Koltai-Levine
    New York, NY 10017
    Phone: 212 373 6130


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