By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 28, 2013 at 1:12PM
Chad Hartigan's "This Is Martin Bonner" has gone to Monterey Media for US distribution. The film, starring Paul Eenhoorn and Richmond Arquette, won Sundance's Best of NEXT audience award. Monterey is eyeing a Summer release and will push for awards consideration in the fall.
Hartigan says, "Monterey is committed to bringing unique films to audiences all over the country and I'm honored to join the likes of Guy Maddin and Monte Hellman on the list of their recent collaborators."
Fifty-something Martin Bonner (Eenhoorn) leaves his old life behind and relocates to Reno, where he finds work helping released prisoners transition to life on the outside, while trying his hand at speed dating and passing time as a soccer referee on weekends. Meanwhile, Travis Holloway (Arquette) has just been released from prison after serving 12 years. Surprising both of them, they find unspoken support and understanding as both Martin and Travis struggle in an unfamiliar place—looking for a second chance at life.