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TRUST THE MAN

BART FREUNDLICH grew up in Manhattan and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He wrote and directed an award winning short film A DOG RACE IN ALASKA, starring Sam Waterston and James Waterston, followed by a documentary short, HIRED HANDS.

When he was 26 years old Freundlich wrote and directed his first feature length film, THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS. The film, starring Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider, Blythe Danner and Noah Wyle, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to play at several festivals throughout the world, winning the Audience Award at Deauville in 1997 before it's worldwide release later that year. Freundlich's second film, WORLD TRAVELER starred Billy Crudup and Freundlich's now real life wife Julianne Moore. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2001 before being released the following year by Thinkfilm in partnership with IFC.

For his third feature Freundlich took on CATCH THAT KID, a children's film starring Kristen Stewart from PANIC ROOM and Jennifer Beals. "It was a lot of fun to make a movie that my kids and all their friends could see," Freundlich explains. "It was also interesting to step out of the world of independent film and into the world of Hollywood."

TRUST THE MAN represents a merging of those two worlds. A comedy which boasts a stellar cast, the film is Freundlich's most commercial endeavor to date but was made in the stylistic footsteps of such great independent voices as Woody Allen, Alexander Payne, and David O. Russell. Freundlich currently resides in New York City with Julianne and their two children where he is busy at work on his next screenplay.

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