Netflix buys up Ed Harris photography drama “Kodachrome”
Netflix has acquired the photography themed drama, Kodachrome in a deal worth $4 million. Starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen, it’s set during the final days of Kodachrome’s processing availability.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday at the Princess of Wales Theatre. It follows a father-son road trip to reach a Kansas photo lab before its doors close for good. If they don’t get there in time, then it’s never going to happen (in theory).
The dates on when the movie will be released are yet to be decided, but Deadline report that Netflix will launch the film with a big theatrical release. The Netflix deal will give them distribution in the US, Canada, UK, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Japan, India, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Iceland.
It’s always nice to see photography related movies coming out, no matter how tenuous the link sometimes may be. For me, though, I think it’ll be tough to beat One Hour Photo.
There’s been no word yet on whether this movie was shot digitally, or on Kodak film.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.