Shane Atkinson, USA 2023, 112’
Polish premiere
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Ray decides to commit suicide when he finds out his wife is cheating on him. He's about to pull the trigger when a stranger pushes an envelope stuffed with dough and an address in his hand taking him for a hitman. Wanting to prove himself, Ray takes the job.

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Shane Atkinson

Shane Atkinson was born in Northern California and settled in Los Angeles. He holds a degree in Directing and Screenwriting from Columbia University in New York. His screenplay for Penny Dreadful, ultimately filmed as a short, made the 2012 Black List, i.e. a list of the most interesting unproduced scripts. Atkinson wrote Poms (2019), a comedy starring Zara Hayes and Diane Keaton. LaRoy is his feature-length debut and the winner of the Polish Film Institute's Director's Award, awarded as part of the US in Progress project.


2013 Penny Dreadful (short)

2018 The Ambassador (short)

2023 LaRoy

Cast & Crew

director Shane Atkinson
screenplay Shane Atkinson
cinematography Mingjue Hu
editing Sebastian Mialik
music Rim Laurens, Delphine Malaussena, Clément Peiffer
cast John Magaro, Steve Zahn, Dylan Baker, Megan Stevenson, Matthew Del Negro, Brad Leland
producer Sébastien Aubert, Jeremie Guiraud, John Magaro, Caddy Vanasirikul
production Adastra Films, FLOTE Entertainment, BCD Travel, Ellly Films, NEXT Productions
sales Adastra Films
language English
coloration colour
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