Alum A.V. Rockwell to Make Directorial Debut with Focus Features

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020

A.V. Rockwell Photo Courtesy of LA Times

A.V. Rockwell Photo Courtesy of LA Times

Focus Features has greenlit alum A.V. Rockwell’s feature directorial debut, A Thousand and One.

A Thousand and One centers on a free-spirited woman who tries to redeem herself by kidnapping her six-year-old from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their home, identity and stability in a rapidly changing New York City. In an interview with Variety, Focus Features Chairman Peter Kujawski said, “A.V.’s script absolutely floored us with its insights, emotions and humanity, and we are thrilled to join the powerhouse teaming of Hillman Grad, Makeready and Sight Unseen to bring her directorial talents to the screen.”

Rockwell wrote the script for the film, which will be produced by Lena Waithe and distributed internationally by Universal Pictures.

Read more at Variety.