Pacific Mercantile Bank Financed Feature THE LAST WORD Starring Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival

Pacific Mercantile Bank ("the Bank"), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, announced today that its financed feature THE LAST WORD will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017. 

"Working with the bankers at Pacific Mercantile Bank is always a major benefit when putting together the financing for a project," said Kevin Forester of Myriad Pictures. "They were an invaluable partner in helping us get  THE LAST WORD into production."

"It's always rewarding to provide financing solutions for a client whose film receives such recognition," said Adrian Ward, Senior Vice President, Pacific Mercantile Bank Entertainment Industries Division.  "We are thrilled the film has been invited to Sundance and look forward to the commercial release in March."

THE LAST WORD is a dramedy starring Shirley MacLaine as a controlling retired businesswoman who wishes to write her own obituary before she dies. She enlists the help of a young journalist played by Amanda Seyfried who ends up searching for the truth, only to be surprised by their burgeoning friendship. The film co-stars Anne Heche (HUNG,) Thomas Sadoski (JOHN WICK,) Joel Murray (MAD MEN,) Philip Baker Hall (HARD EIGHT.)  The director is Mark Pellington (ARLINGTON ROAD, GOING ALL THE WAY.)  Bleecker Street will theatrically release the film in the US in March 2017.

Pacific Mercantile Bank is one of the premier lenders to independent film and television producers, distributors and other entertainment-related companies.  Since 2009, Pacific Mercantile Bank's EID has extended more than $250 million in financing to independent film and television production companies.  Collectively, the EID team has more than 50 years of exclusive entertainment-related experience and has financed more than 750 film and television productions with budgets ranging from $2 million to $65 million. 

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