EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired the John Poliquin-directed short film, Selfie, to be made into a feature-length that will explore the horrors of body image in the age of social media. Poliquin and Colin Minihan, who wrote the short, will also pen the film adaptation. The short was set to premiere at SXSW in March before the annual Austin gathering was canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Benjamin Anderson and Minihan are producing the pic. The two are also working together on the Screen Gems thriller, Urban Legend, which Anderson producing alongside Mike Medavoy with Minihan writing and directing.
In addition, Poliquin and Minihan are the creators behind the Shudder original LGBTQ thriller, Spiral, which debuted last month. It follows a same-sex couple raising a 16-year-old girl in a small town where nothing is as it seems.
CAA reps Minihan as a producer. Both Poliquin and Minihan are repped by Marc Manus of World Builder Entertainment and attorney Barry Littman at Hansen, Jacobson et al.