EXCLUSIVE: BRON Studios is about to bring some scares to the big screen with coming-of-age thriller The Quench. The studio and Michael Angelo Covino are set to produce the film written by Kyle Marvin, with Amman Abbasi (Dayveon) directing. The film is casting.
The Quench follows Tai, a Vietnamese-American teen who is placed in a rural town after a harrowing encounter with a foster father. His new foster parents provide a nurturing but reclusive lifestyle. The husband, Peter, a knifemaker by trade, introduces Tai to the craft, but as Tai is groomed into a more refined version of himself, being drawn out and shaped by Peter, he quickly discovers the true dangers of becoming the knifemaker’s protégé.
BRON’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Anjay Nagpal will serve as executive producers and Solome Williams will oversee development. The Quench marks a reunion for Nagpal and Covino, who worked together on the hyper-realistic drama Kicks for Focus Features. Covino and Marvin also will produce under their Watch This Ready shingle.
“We could not be more excited to work with Amman,” said Nagpal. “His ability to expertly capture the complex human experience is evident in Dayveon and we look forward to seeing how he will bring Kyle Marvin’s multifaceted and emotional characters to life.”
Added Covino: “We feel honored to be working with BRON on this film, Aaron, Anjay and the entire BRON team continue to champion bold storytelling and ambitious filmmakers like Amman. They’re truly great partners.”
Marvin worked with Covina to produce The Climb, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year and was awarded a Jury Prize. Marvin is repped by UTA.
Abbasi has been nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for his film Dayveon, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection of the Berlin Film Festival. He is repped by CAA.