EXCLUSIVE: The arthouse genre outfit Yellow Veil Pictures has acquired the worldwide sales rights to To the moon, Scott Friend’s first feature film.
The film recently had its world premiere at the Nightstream collaborative virtual festival, hosted by a collective of American genre festivals, including Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend Film Festival and The Overlook Film Festival.
Written, directed and directed by Scott Friend, A Healing Weekend for Dennis (Friend) and Mia (Madeleine Morgenweck) becomes a hallucinatory nightmare when Dennis’ estranged brother Roger (Will Brill) arrives and begins to distort their senses. Will Brill (The OA) and Madeleine Morgenweck (The dark end of the street).
The producers of the film are Cate Smierciak, Everett Hendler, Stephanie Randall, David Formentin and Gabriel Wilson. The film was selected for the US Industry Showcase in Progress 2020 in Wroclaw.
Yellow Veil Pictures co-founder Joe Yanick said: “To the moon blurs the lines between a paranoid thriller and a scathing indie for great results. Taking on the dual role of director and lead performer, Scott Friend is a real talent to watch and we are honored to join him on this “journey”.
Scott Friend added, “I couldn’t be more excited to team up with equally passionate partners from Yellow Veil Pictures to bring my first feature film to the world. With To the moon, I wanted to explore the themes of love, addiction and empowerment in the context of family. This film, in all its quirky and dark humor, is close to my heart and I hope it resonates with audiences and entertains.