‘Being Human’ Star Sam Huntington Headlining Indie Comedy ‘Finding Sofia’

The fish-out-of-water comedy is creative studio 1stAveMachine’s first independently financed feature film production

Last Updated: November 17, 2014 @ 3:24 PM

“Being Human” star Sam Huntington has started working on his next film, following the Syfy series’ cancellation earlier this year.

Huntington will play the lead in fish-out-of-water comedy “Finding Sofia,” the first independently produced feature from production company 1stAveMachine, which is developing a science fiction film called “Prosethesis” for Universal Studios.

Huntington, who comedy fans may remember from “Detroit Rock City” and “Not Another Teen Movie,” will play a young filmmaker who travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina to surprise a girl he met on the Internet. Unfortunately, she lives with her artist boyfriend and his assistant — a living situation that leads to a “love square.”

The team of 1stAveMachine producers includes Serge Patzak, Sam Penfield, Arvind Palep, Malu Rodriguez, Adam Koblenz and Andrew Geller.

“Finding Sofia” will be Argentinean filmmaker Nico Casavecchia’s feature film directorial debut. Principal photography began in the South American country on Monday.

“From the beginning, I knew Sam combined the strength and sensibility to carry this movie on his shoulders,” Casavecchia said in a statement. “We’ve spent the last 24 months refining and honing the story and Sam’s the perfect vehicle for it.”

Huntington is represented by Generate and Harris Hartman of Sloan, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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