Repped by genre sales company Yellow Veil Pictures and coming to DREAD, Epic’s celebrated genre label, the film features Munro Chambers (star of Epic Pictures’ cult hit Turbo Kid), Emily Tyra (Code Black), and Christopher Gray (The Mist), Harpoon is a black 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. Written by Grant, HARPOON is a brutal and absurd genre film that brings a new twist to the lost at sea genre. The film was produced by Michael Peterson (Knuckleball), Kurtis David Harder (What Keeps You Alive) and Julian Black Antelope (True Fiction) for 775 Media Corp, and executive produced by Laurie Venning for Venntertainment.
HARPOON made its world premiere this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and most recently screened at the Chattanooga Film Festival and Calgary Underground Film Festival, where it won the festivals’ Audience Award.
Director Rob Grant said, “Between Yellow Veil and DREAD I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive team in releasing HARPOON. Both companies are known for their exciting genre films and I am honored to be working with them to bring everyone our f#*ked up film!”
DREAD Director of Distribution, Rob Galluzzo, added, “Rob Grant has crafted a dark, twisted, funny feature that is unlike anything else on our slate. We’re so thrilled and excited to share this unique flick with U.S. audiences!”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Patrick Ewald, CEO of Epic Pictures/Dread along with Walter Boholst, business affairs consultant on behalf of Epic and Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms, and Joe Yanick of Yellow Veil Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.
Yellow Veil Pictures will launch international sales on the title at this month’s Marché du Film at Cannes Film Festival, HARPOON will screen for international buyers on May 20th.
Image: Yellow Veil Pictures