Song of Back and Neck

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 85 MINUTES

SONG OF BACK AND NECK

First Time Filmmaker
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

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Paul Lieberstein

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.
Director
Paul Lieberstein
Producers
Paul Lieberstein, Jennifer Prediger, Kim Leadford
Screenwriter
Paul Lieberstein
Cinematographer
Bartosz Nalazek
Composer
Antonio Andrade
Editor
Gary Levy
Executive Producers
Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos, Allen Babakhanloo, Fouad Mikati, Lauren Russell
Cast
Paul Lieberstein, Rosemarie DeWitt, Clark Duke, Brian d'Arcy James, Robert Pine, Paul Feig

CONTACTS

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StarStream Media
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US Sales Contact
Nick Ogiony
Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
filmsales@caa.com