Go for
Grandma

inter-generational

Can I have a bedtime story?

Can I have a bedtime story?

Can I have a bedtime story?

mesmerizing

little boy who lived on a sailboat

Mystical

Story

Inspired by the iconic ‘80s fantasy films we all grew up on, Go for Grandma is a magical journey into the mind of a young boy who escapes a traumatic home life through the power of his imagination. 

7-year-old Lucian (Austin Schoenfeld) is mistreated by his emotionally unstable mom, Blake (Justine Lupe), who resents him because of his close relationship with both her ex-husband and her estranged mother (Amy Madigan). He finds solace in Grandma’s stories, which she delivers over walkie-talkie since Blake won’t allow her to visit.

From a playful Falkor-type dragon to a raging sea storm, Lucian uses the fables passed down by his grandmother to confront his mother’s demons. When events take a particularly dark turn, Lucian discovers that his oceanic imagination is his greatest source of strength and healing.

Cast

Go for Grandma stars Succession fan favorite Justine Lupe and Academy Award nominee Amy Madigan playing a mother-daughter duo at odds with each other. It also introduces up-and-comer Austin Schoenfeld, whose heart and vulnerability recall Henry Thomas’s star-making turn in E.T.

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Sabrina Doyle


"Lorelei," won the Jury Prize at the 2020 Deauville American Film Festival and the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. The film was released in select US theaters and sold toHulu in the US and Sky Cinema in the UK.
Sabrina is a writer and director based between Los Angeles and London. Her feature directing debut, Lorelei, starring Pablo Schreiber and Jena Malone, was an Official Selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.
Sabrina's shorts have been seen on the pan-European TV network ARTE, the cable channel ShortsTV and the streaming service Fandor, as well as at dozens of international film festivals, including Edinburgh and Fantasia. She was chosen to participate in the inaugural Sony Pictures Entertainment Diverse Directors Program. As a screen writer, she’s been a Top 50 Nicholl Semifinalist and has written for Participant Media.
The late Sir Alan Parker called Sabrina’s work "outstanding [...] refreshingly intelligent, serious and lyrical. Much needed in tomorrow's cinema." Her directing work has been supported by Women in Film LA,Google, Panavision, the Mary Pickford Foundation and BAFTA North America.
Sabrina is also a member of the Directors Guild of America and a voting member of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts. Previously, Sabrina worked as a BBC journalist for six years, producing content for the UK’s flagship news programs. A first generation high school graduate, she got top Bachelor's and MPhil degrees from Cambridge University, where her work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the American Film Institute, where she completed her MFA in Film Directing.

Filmmakers

Sabrina Doyle

Sabrina is a writer and director based between Los Angeles and London. Her feature directing debut, Lorelei, starring Pablo Schreiber and Jena Malone, was an Official Selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. It won the Jury Prize at the 2020 Deauville American Film Festival and the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. The film was released in select US theaters and sold to Hulu in the US and Sky Cinema in the UK.

The late Sir Alan Parker called Sabrina’s work “outstanding […] refreshingly intelligent, serious and lyrical. Much needed in tomorrow’s cinema.” Her directing work has been supported by Women in Film LA, Google, Panavision, the Mary Pickford Foundation and BAFTA North America. Her shorts have been seen on the pan-European TV network ARTE, the cable channel ShortsTV and the streaming service Fandor, as well as at dozens of international film festivals, including Edinburgh and Fantasia. She was chosen to participate in the inaugural Sony Pictures Entertainment Diverse Directors Program. As a screenwriter, she’s been a Top 50 Nicholl Semifinalist and has written for Participant Media. Sabrina is also a member of the Directors Guild of America and a voting member of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.

Previously, Sabrina worked as a BBC journalist for six years, producing content for the UK’s flagship news programs. A first generation high school graduate, she got top Bachelor’s and MPhil degrees from Cambridge University, where her work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the American Film Institute, where she completed her MFA in Film Directing.

Ron Eli Cohen

Ron began his career working for TWC Films, a global commercial production company owned by Mark Thomas and studio film producer Ralph Winter (Star-Trek IV: The Voyage Home, X-Men, Planet of the Apes). Between a myriad of Coca-Cola and Domino's commercials, Ron was also producing theatre in Los Angeles, eventually developing the play Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road which landed on the West End in London.

His experience developing Fried Meat Ridge Road brought Ron back to his first love, storytelling, and he shortly thereafter dove into the world of film and television.

Working with companies like Alcon Entertainment, Netflix, Snapchat, E-One, and Amazon, Ron has developed and produced projects from small budget independent films to streaming television series.

A few of his recent favorite experiences are: filming the opening musical number as a oner on Leos Carax’s Annette; running around Miami, FL with a uniquely built infrared & 3D camera rig for Harmony Korine’s upcoming feature The Hitman; and the twelve-episode Netflix series On the Verge starring Julie Delpy, Elisabeth Shue and Giovanni Ribisi shot during the height of the pandemic.

Larkin Lane Films

Founded in 2021, Larkin Lane Films began with a teenage son’s creativity and passion for cinema, and his tech industry father’s burgeoning interest in camera gear. The company’s mission is to tell meaningful, socially impactful stories that are deeply personal and exquisitely crafted.

Go for Grandma, set to premiere in the fall of 2023, is their first production, with Scott Patterson executive producing and Lucian Nakazato-Patterson writing. Through the process of bringing this story to the screen, their fascination with filmmaking deepened and they look forward to embarking on many more cinematic adventures in the years to come. 

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Filmmakers

Larkin Lane Films

Ron Eli Cohen

Sabrina Doyle

Founded in 2021, Larkin Lane Films began with a teenage son’s creativity and passion for cinema, and his tech industry father’s burgeoning interest in camera gear. The company’s mission is to tell meaningful, socially impactful stories that are deeply personal and exquisitely crafted.

Go For Grandma, set to premiere at the end of 2023, is their first production, with Scott L. Patterson exec producing and Lucian Nakazato-Patterson writing. Through the process of seeing it come together, they became hooked on moviemaking and look forward to embarking on many more cinematic adventures in the years to come. 

Visit the website

Larkin Lane

Ron began his career working for TWC Films, a global commercial production company owned by Mark Thomas and studio film producer Ralph Winter (Star-Trek IV: The Voyage Home, X-Men, Planet of the Apes). Between a myriad of Coca-Cola and Domino's commercials, Ron was also producing theatre in Los Angeles, eventually developing the play Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road which landed on the West End in London.

His experience developing Fried Meat Ridge Road brought Ron back to his first love, storytelling, and he shortly thereafter dove into the world of film and television. 

Working with companies like Alcon Entertainment, Netflix, Snapchat, E-One, and Amazon, Ron has developed and produced projects from small budget independent films to streaming television series.

A few of his recent favorite experiences are: filming the opening musical number as a oner on Leos Carax’s Annette; running around Miami, FL with a uniquely built infrared & 3D camera rig for Harmony Korine’s upcoming feature The Hitman; and the twelve-episode Netflix series On the Verge starring Julie Delpy, Elisabeth Shue and Giovanni Ribisi during the height of the pandemic.

Sabrina is a writer and director based between Los Angeles and London. Her feature directing debut, Lorelei, starring Pablo Schreiber and Jena Malone, was an Official Selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. It won the Jury Prize at the 2020 Deauville American Film Festival and the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. The film was released in select US theaters and sold to Hulu in the US and Sky Cinema in the UK.

The late Sir Alan Parker called Sabrina’s work “outstanding […] refreshingly intelligent, serious and lyrical. Much needed in tomorrow’s cinema.” Her directing work has been supported by Women in Film LA, Google, Panavision, the Mary Pickford Foundation and BAFTA North America. Her shorts have been seen on the pan-European TV network ARTE, the cable channel ShortsTV and the streaming service Fandor, as well as at dozens of international film festivals, including Edinburgh and Fantasia. She was chosen to participate in the inaugural Sony Pictures Entertainment Diverse Directors Program. As a screenwriter, she’s been a Top 50 Nicholl Semifinalist and has written for Participant Media. Sabrina is also a member of the Directors Guild of America and a voting member of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.

Previously, Sabrina worked as a BBC journalist for six years, producing content for the UK’s flagship news programs. A first generation high school graduate, she got top Bachelor’s and MPhil degrees from Cambridge University, where her work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the American Film Institute, where she completed her MFA in Film Directing.

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