Samuel Goldwyn Films set to release THE SONG music-driven love story inspired by Song of Solomons
Los Angeles (May 21, 2014) – Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired US rights to City on a Hill Studio’s music-driven love story THE SONG. The film stars Alan Powell (lead-singer for “Anthem Lights”), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (“Nashville”) and Ali Faulkner (TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN), and features ten original songs produced for the film. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film on September 26th.
“Richard Ramsey has created an incredibly touching and triumphant film about temptation, redemption and the power of forgiveness. We are proud to bring this moving and inspirational love story to the big screen and I’m certain it will resonate with audiences around the country,” said Meyer Gottlieb, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
THE SONG follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.
The film was written and directed by Richard Ramsey and produced by City on a Hill Studio. The story is a modern day adaptation of the life and writings of Solomon, found in the Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes.
The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente, Vice President and General Counsel of Samuel Goldwyn Films and by Executive Producer Tony Young, president of City on a Hill Studio.
“We wanted to make a film that was authentic and relatable. Samuel Goldwyn is known for bringing great stories like this to life, and we can’t think of a better partner to distribute this movie. I think THE SONG is the kind of movie that will have people talking about things that really matter,” said Ramsey.