Emily Hampshire rom-com ‘The End of Sex’ acquired by Blue Fox Entertainment

Exclusive: Blue Fox Entertainment has picked up US rights to the romantic comedy The End of SexStarring Emily Hampshire (Sheets Creek) and Jonas Chernick (James vs. His Future Self), from Vortex Media. The Sean Garrity-directed film will be released in theaters nationwide in April, hitting theaters across Canada at the same time as Vortex.

World Premiere at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival, The End of Sex Tells the story of a married couple (Hampshire and Chernick) who are experiencing the pressures of parenthood and adulthood. After they send their young children off to camp for the first time, they embark on a series of comic sex adventures to rekindle their relationship.

Gray Powell (type), Lily Gao (letterkenny) and Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp) also starred in the film, which reunited Garrity, Chernick and Hampshire after working together in the 2012 rom-com My Weird Sexual Adventures. Vertex Media jointly funded the project with Brainstorm Media. The producers are Justin Rebelo, Sally Karam and Christopher Giroux of Vortex Media. Jesse Aikman and Bill Marks exec for Vortex, Michelle Schwarzstein and Alex Peters for Brainstorm Media as well as Hampshire and Chernick.

Blue Fox’s James Huntsman told Deadline that “The End of Sex combines humor, marriage and intimacy in an accessible comedy that will appeal to a wide audience.”

“We couldn’t be happier working with Blue Fox on the theatrical release of The End of Sex,” added Rebelo, CEO of Vortex Media. “We look forward to sharing this hilarious and relatable comedy with audiences across the United States.”

Global film sales and domestic distribution company Blue Fox Entertainment’s current and upcoming releases include the rom-com unexpectedFamily movie Railway children and horror-thrillers the bunker. Notable past releases stateside include The wolf and the lionromance EiffelAction-thriller Killerman The critically acclaimed comedy starring Liam Hemsworth Sometimes sometimes not The 2023 Oscar nom starring Bill Nighy my joe Directed by and starring Julie Delphy, and a Sundance family comedy abe acting Stranger Things‘ Noah Schnapp.

Hunter’s bargain end of sex The deal is on behalf of Blue Fox, with Vortex’s Rebello on behalf of the filmmakers.

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