How far would you go for companionship?...
...Via Deadline, IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to writer/director Jon Stevenson’s film Rent-A-Pal, a 90s era thriller about the lengths one man is willing to go to for companionship!
In Rent-A-Pal, inspired by the real-life VHS tape, Rent-A-Friend: The Original Companion:
"Set in 1990, the film follows a lonely bachelor named David. In a pre-Tinder media era, David is looking to find an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his aging mother. While seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal bosted by a charismatic gentleman named Andy. The tape offers him much-needed company, compassion, and friendship but Andy’s friendship comes at a cost — and David is desperate to pay that price."
The film stars Brian Landis Folkins (Hoax), Kathleen Brady, Wil Wheaton (The Guild) and Amy Rutledge.
Rent-A-Pal was produced by Stevenson alongside Annie Elizabeth Baker and Jimmy Weber under Pretty People Pictures. J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures also produced.
By Matt Konopka