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US NARRATIVE COMPETITION

SONG OF BACK AND NECK

Directed by Paul Lieberstein
FEATURE NARRATIVE 85 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE SONG OF BACK AND NECK
Nice-guy Fred rarely gets through the day without falling to the ground with crippling back and neck pain. To top it off, Fred is not taken seriously by anyone, and a smarmy younger partner threatens his job of 25 years at his own father’s law firm. But, when the beautiful Regan comes in looking for a divorce lawyer, the two quickly form a bond, and she suggests he visit an acupuncturist—who discovers that Fred has a rather unique talent. As Fred finally begins to find relief for both his chronic pain and his persistent loneliness, he wonders if his problems are more psychological than physical.

The Office writer, producer, and actor Paul Lieberstein writes, directs, and stars in this pitch-perfect romantic comedy about long-term relationships and the emotional baggage everyone has a hard time confronting. Through a unique blend of mundane and fantastical interludes in Fred’s life, Lieberstein creates a compelling portrait of a man struggling to heal himself when the odds are perpetually stacked against him. With stellar supporting performances from Rosemarie DeWitt, Brian D’Arcy James, Robert Pine, Clark Duke, and a scene-stealing Paul Feig, this film offers an inventive parable about taking control of your destiny at any age.

—Karen Kemmerle
First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Primetime Emmy® award-winner Paul Lieberstein is best known as a writer, producer, and actor on the American version of the The Office. In addition to playing the supporting role of Toby, he served as the series' showrunner for seasons five through eight, and he has directed and produced countless episodes of television since.

Film Info
  • Section:
    US Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    85 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Paul Lieberstein
  • Screenwriter:
    Paul Lieberstein
  • Cinematographer:
    Bartosz Nalazek
  • Editor:
    Gary Levy
  • Composer:
    Antonio Andrade
  • Cast:
    Paul Lieberstein, Rosemarie DeWitt, Clark Duke, Brian d'Arcy James, Robert Pine, Paul Feig
  • Producers:
    Paul Lieberstein, Jennifer Prediger, Kim Leadford
  • Executive Producers:
    Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos, Allen Babakhanloo, Fouad Mikati, Lauren Russell

Contacts
  • US Sales Contact
    Nick Ogiony
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
    nick.ogiony@caa.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Nick Ogiony
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
    nick.ogiony@caa.com
  • Print Source
    Lauren Russell
    StarStream Media
    Los Angeles, CA 90039
    Phone: 781 576 9055
    lr@starstreament.com
  • Press Contact
    Wey Lin
    PMK BNC
    New York, NY 10017
    Phone: 212 373 6103
    wey.lin@pmkbnc.com

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