Killjoy Films, Easy Riders Partner on Marian Mathias’ Midwest Drama ‘Runner’

Killjoy Films, Easy Riders Partner on Marian Mathias’ Midwest Drama ‘Runner’
Joy Jorgensen’s Berlin-based Killjoy Films and Nadia Turincev and Omar El Kadi’s Paris shingle Easy Riders are partnering on “Runner,” a relationship drama set in the American Midwest from director Marian Mathias.

“Runner” follows Haas, an 18-year-old girl dealing with the sudden death of her father and whose life takes an unexpected turn when she carries out his last wish to be buried in his home town along the Mississippi – a community that has been hit hard by climate change and economic woes. There she meets Will, a young man whose artistic soul is tethered to the harsh reality of life.

Mathias describes her debut feature as a “story of first love. It is a story of two young people, both in times of great trial, who find and reinforce one another.” Commenting on the film’s setting, the director says, “I am drawn to the vast and
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