Rudderless

(2014)

Rudderless is a musical drama about the power of a parent's love. When a grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his deceased son's original music, he forms a band, hoping to find peace in the wake of his tragic loss.

GIVEAWAY: Win ‘Rudderless’ on DVD

GIVEAWAY: Win ‘Rudderless’ on DVD

Paramount Home Entertainment has released the hit drama Rudderless on DVD, which marks the directorial debut of actor William H. Macy, who also co-stars in the drama. Following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival last year, Rudderless was acquired in a joint venture between Paramount Home Media Distribution and Samuel Goldwyn Films back in April. The film debuted in theaters this past October in limited release, and to celebrate the DVD release, we have a new contest lined up.

Rudderless tells the story of Sam, a father (Billy Crudup) whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child's musical talent is a revelation for him. Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to perform one at a local bar. When Quentin (Anton Yelchin), a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and revitalizes both of their lives. Selena GomezJamie Chung, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Micucci and Felicity Huffman round out the supporting cast.

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‘Rudderless’ Preview: Working with William H. Macy | EXCLUSIVE

‘Rudderless’ Preview: Working with William H. Macy | EXCLUSIVE

William H. Macy makes his directorial debut with the new drama Rudderless, which is in theaters starting today, and is also available on Digital HD and VOD. We have an exclusive featurette that finds stars Billy Crudup and Felicity Huffman discussing their work with the actor as he jumps behind the camera for this compelling tale.

Billy Crudup plays Sam, a former high-profile advertising executive whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. Living off the grid on a docked sailboat, he wastes away his days while drowning his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child's musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he'd been absent from his son's life. Communing with his deceased son's dashed dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to perform one at a local bar. When Quentin (Anton Yelchin), a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and revitalizes both of their lives.

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‘Rudderless’ Trailer Starring Selena Gomez and William H. Macy

‘Rudderless’ Trailer Starring Selena Gomez and William H. Macy

A grieving father discover's his late son's musical talent in the first trailer for Rudderless, which marks the directorial debut of William H. Macy. Billy Crudup stars as Sam, a former advertising executive whose world is rocked after the sudden death of his son. When Sam discovers his son's demo tapes, this father tries to fulfill his son's dreams by playing one of his songs at a local bar, where he meets Quentin (Anton Yelchin) and forms an unlikely rock band that changes both of their lives.

Selena Gomez, Jamie Chung, Laurence Fishburne, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy round out the supporting cast of this upcoming drama, debuting in theaters and on iTunes October 17.

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William H. Macy's Directorial Debut ‘Rudderless’ Goes to Paramount

William H. Macy's Directorial Debut ‘Rudderless’ Goes to Paramount

Paramount Home Media Distribution and Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today a collaboration to bring Rudderless to theatrical and home viewing audiences. The feature directorial debut of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee William H. Macy, Rudderless was produced by Keith Kjarval (Unified Pictures) and Brad Greiner in association with Aaron L. Gilbert's Bron Studios and had its world premiere as the Closing Night Film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Jamie Chung (Believe), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix).

Samuel Goldwyn Films will handle U.S. theatrical distribution day-and-date with Paramount Home Media Distribution's VOD release. Paramount will also handle other U.S. ancillary platforms and all distribution in Canada, the UK, Russia and certain territories in Asia.

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Selena Gomez, Anton Yelchin, Billy Crudup, and Laurence Fishburne Join ‘Rudderless’

Selena Gomez, Anton Yelchin, Billy Crudup, and Laurence Fishburne Join ‘Rudderless’

It was announced today that Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Watchmen), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Like Crazy), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy, Contagion, Man of Steel) will star alongside William H. Macy (Fargo) and Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) in Unified Pictures' music drama Rudderless. Macy is making his feature directorial debut with Rudderless.

The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures production/finance banner.

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