Columbia Filmmakers Collaborate on New Apple TV Film 'Sharper'
February 17, 2023
Three Columbia alumni have collaborated on a highly anticipated new film from A24 and AppleTV titled Sharper, set to release in select theaters and on Apple’s streaming service on February 17, 2023.
The film was co-written by Alessandro Tanaka '04 and Brian Gatewood ‘04, and produced by Tanaka, Gatewood, and Erik Feig (CC, '92).
Sharper follows a single mother (Julianne Moore) who sets her sights on an outrageously wealthy businessman (John Lithgow), while her disgraced son (Sebastien Stan) works his own angle to win a fortune. Characters compete for riches and power in a high-stakes game of ambition, greed, lust, and jealousy.
The neo-noir thriller was directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Benjamin Caron, and Julianne Moore co-produced the film alongside Feig.
Erik Feig, a media executive and producer, is the founder and president of PICTURESTART, a production and co-financing company that creates, owns and aggregates content for the youth market.