Arthouse sales firm Yellow Veil Pictures has picked up the international rights to dark comedy Harpoon, starring Code Black’s Emily Tyra and The Mist’s Christopher Gray, ahead of its premiere in Rotterdam.
It is the latest genre project for the company, which handles worldwide sales for films including Tillman Singer’s Luz , A.T. White’s Starfish, and Josh Lobo’s forthcoming upcoming debut A Man in the Dark.
Harpoon, which is directed by Rob Grant (Mon Ami) and produced by 775 Media Corp, is a dark comedy about the rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension that amount when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances. Munro Chambers, who starred in Degrassi: The Next Generation, also stars in the film, which was shot in Calgary, Alberta and San Pedro, Belize.
The lost-at-sea film will premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, which takes place Jan. 23 – Feb. 3, 2019. It is produced by Michael Peterson, Kurtis David Harder and Julian Black Antelope.
Director Grant said, “I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with such a talented and supportive team at 775 Media Corp and am now equally as fortunate to work with Yellow Veil on my next film Harpoon. Hugues, Justin, and Joe’s support and enthusiasm for unique and interesting projects as well as their strong track record makes me confident we are in great hands and excited for the film’s future together as we gear up towards the premiere.”
Yellow Veil Pictures Co-Founder Joe Yanick added, “Rob has an ability to mine the depth of human darkness, and come up with something wickedly funny. As our first foray into the subgenre, we found one with something for everyone. You’re going to laugh…but then it’s going to make you feel bad for laughing.”
First look at the teaser below…