EXCLUSIVE: Hot off their SXSW debut Honeymoon, the filmmaking team of Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei have signed with Verve. The film, which Janiak directed and Graziadei wrote, played strongly at the festival and Magnolia Picture’s genre label, Magnet Releasing, acquired the worldwide rights and will release domestically later this year. Pic stars Rose Leslie and Harry Treadway and is produced by Patrick Baker and Esme Howard. Honeymoon will next play at Tribeca.
The film centers on young newlyweds who travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, he finds her wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, he begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.