The Art of Longevity is a comedy feature film screenplay. The film is being produced by LA based Pandemonium Productions and Oscar nominated director Ian Barnes is taking the helm.
A world famous American actor has now agreed to play the pivotal role of Dr. Rufus Zahn.
Up five narrow flights of stairs in an East London flat a young proof-reader with a bad case of heartache is attempting to get through this irritating thing called existence as quietly as possible. Apart from his morning cup of tea life offers few pleasures for Richard Drake.
His flatmate Ollie is almost his sole contact with the outside world. An idealist who nurtures dreams of living by a pond, Ollie works for an international publishing house specializing in moronic celebrity biographies and is falling in love with a hard-boiled young executive called Sarah.
Richard decides to publishing a book entitled “The Art of Longevity” by an octogenarian Taoist master called Dr. Rufus Zahn in order to impress the old flame who broke his heart. This hopelessly eccentric diatribe expounds on the health-preserving properties of sperm retention and has been rejected by every publishing house on earth. But what started as a ploy to woo his old flame quickly becomes a real publishing enterprise and before Richard knows it the incorrigible old goat has invited himself to stay. His visit provides the mayhem that Richard and Ollie needed to wake up, grow up and start living.
This engaging and original comedy is packed with fresh characterization, genuine eccentricity and hilarious incidents.
The Art of Longevity has been written with the support of SOUTH WEST SCREEN in the UK. Suzanne Warren (Producer, The Last King of Scotland) of Pandemonium is producing with Bill Mechanic of Pandemonium (CEO and Chairman of Fox Studios1996-2000) executive producing.