Starring Clive Owen and Jaeden Lieberher (ST. VINCENT) in writer/director Bob Nelson’s directorial debut (writer of NEBRASKA) the film is an irresistible comedy starring a suberb Owen as an estranged father to his son (the adorable Lieberher) whose weekend adventure leads to something they never imagined: a true family connection. Also featuring performances byMatthew Modine, Patton Oswalt, Robert Forster, Stephen Tobolowsky, Tim Blake Nelson, and Maria Bello.
ABOUT WRITER/DIRECTOR, BOB NELSON
BOB NELSON is a screenwriter, director, and producer, whose script “Nebraska” was produced in 2013 for Paramount Pictures and directed by Alexander Payne. The film starred Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Stacy Keach. It was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay, and received the Best First Screenplay award at the Independent Spirit Awards.
In 2016 Saban Films is releasing Nelson’s directorial debut from his original screenplay, “The Confirmation,” starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Matthew Modine, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Forster, and Stephen Tobolowsky.
The TV pilot he wrote and executed produced for Amazon, “Highston,” has been picked up for a full season and will premiere in 2017. It’s directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and stars Lewis Pullman, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Chris Parnell, and Curtis Armstrong.
Before screenwriting, Nelson was a journalist, talk radio producer, and wrote for Comedy Central, Fox Television, VH-1, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Nelson was a performer in the original Bill Nye PBS series, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and a writer and performer for “Eyes of Nye.”
In the 1990s, Nelson was a cast member, writer, director, and segment producer for the iconic Seattle sketch show, “Almost Live!” on the NBC affiliate KING-TV. The program was named the best local program in the United States for several years and won over 100 Emmys. Nelson received five Emmys for writing and one for performing. Besides a two year run on Comedy Central, “Almost Live!” was twice syndicated nationally.
Nelson was born in Yankton, South Dakota and grew up in the Seattle, Washington area. He currently lives on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, with his wife Valerie.