1091 Pictures buys “To the Moon” from Yellow Veil Pictures

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New York and Los Angeles-based independent distributor 1091 Pictures, known for hit releases such as Taika Waititi’s “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” Spirit Award-winning “Christine,” and hit comedy “The Overnight “, won the rights of all English speakers. speaking territories for the psychedelic thriller “To the Moon”. The drama, sold by Yellow Veil Pictures, marks the directorial debut of actor Scott Friend (“The Dark End of the Street”), who also wrote the picture and stars in it.

The film, which launched its first poster in Varietypremiered last year at the Nightstream online film festival, and was a selection at the 2020 US in Progress industry showcase hosted by the Wroclaw American Film Festival, which later hosted the picture’s international premiere .

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“To the Moon” is a twist on the unwanted guest trope. It follows a young couple, played by Friend and Madeleine Morgenweck, who discover their weekend getaway has turned into a mind-bending nightmare when husband’s estranged brother (Will Brill) arrives unannounced and begins to play with their senses.

Hailing Friend’s “incredible work” for his feature debut, Lev Avery-Peck of 1091 Pictures said, “1091 is thrilled to be on this psychedelic journey with Scott and Yellow Veil Pictures.

“I’m so grateful that ‘To the Moon’ has found a home at 1091, alongside some of my favorite filmmakers,” Friend added. “This film was such a labor of love for everyone involved and I can’t wait for audiences to see the special work of our cast and crew,” he added.

“To the Moon” is produced by Cate Smierciak (“My Last Film” by Zia Anger), Everett Hendler (“Satan and Adam”, “The Dark End of the Street”), Stephanie Randall, David Formentin (“The Eyes of my mother”) and Gabriel Wilson.

The deal was cobbled together by Avery-Peck for 1091 Pictures, and Yellow Veil Pictures’ Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms and Joe Yanick on behalf of the filmmakers. The 1091 Pictures slate includes “Cartel Land” and “What We Do in the Shadows.”

Founded in 2018, Yellow Veil Pictures is a global film sales and distribution company focused on genre cinema that pushes boundaries. He handled sales of pictures such as Tilman Singer’s debut feature, “Luz,” Jack Henry Robbins’ “Vhyes,” and George A. Romero’s “The Amusement Park.”

Yellow Veil Pictures also acts as festival agent for Guatemalan Shudder Gyro Bustamante’s “La Llorona”, “Blood Quantum”, “Horror Noire” and “The Ranger”.

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