VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT NABS NEO-NOIR FESTIVAL HIT “BLOOD ON HER NAME”
Vertical Entertainment announces out of AFM that it is acquiring English Speaking World rights to Neo-Noir BLOOD ON HER NAME. The film stars Bethany Anne Lind (REPRISAL, OZARK), Will Patton, (REMEMBER THE TITANS, ARMAGEDDON), and Elizabeth Röhm (AMERICAN HUSTLE, JOY) and World Premiered in July at the Fantasia International Film Festival followed by a US premiere at Beyond Fest. Vertical will roll out a theatrical day & date release in early 2020.
BLOOD ON HER NAME follows a single mother (Lind) who’s panicked decision to cover up an accidental killing spirals out of control when her conscience demands she return the dead man’s body to his family. The film is director Matthew Pope’s debut. Pope and producer Don M. Thompson penned the script together under the Rising Creek Banner. Thompson said “Matt and I always imagined this film to be a character piece wrapped in the body of a thriller, something we hope has the power to stay with people for a while. We’re incredibly gratified to have found partners in Vertical and Yellow Veil who share our passion for genre films that offer something beyond what audiences expect.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Josh Spector Vice President, Acquisitions & Distribution at Vertical Entertainment and Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms, and Joe Yanick of Yellow Veil Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.
Yellow Veil’s AFM slate includes Fantastic Fest selections VHYES and ROCK, PAPER, AND SCISSORS along with Larry Fessenden’s Frankenstein adaptation DEPRAVED and Rob Grant’s horror comedy HARPOON.
ABOUT VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT
Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. The marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs.
Vertical won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for Molly Shannon’s role in “Other People” and the film won a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Film Limited Release” as well. Vertical also had four other Indie Spirit nominations – three more for “Other People” (Best Lead Actor for Jesse Plemons, and Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for filmmaker Chris Kelly) and one for Best International Film for Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow,” which was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards as well.
Upcoming Vertical releases include “Code 8” starring Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, and Sung Kang, “Skylin3s”, the third installment of the Skyline franchise, and “Only” starring Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr., Other notable recent releases include “Can You Keep A Secret?” starring Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin and Laverne Cox, “Spider in the Web” starring Ben Kinsley and Monica Belucci, and “The Operative” starring Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman and Cas Anvar, “American Woman” starring Sienna Miller, Aaron Paul and Christina Hendricks; “The Professor and the Madman” starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn and Natalie Dormer “Drunk Parents” starring Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Jim Gaffigan, Ben Platt and Joe Manganiello; “Lying and Stealing” starring Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski; Keith Behrman’s “Giant Little Ones” starring Josh Wiggins, Kyle Maclachlan, and Maria Bello; Amma Asante’s “Where Hands Touch” starring Amandla Stenberg, Abbie Cornish and George MacKay; Sam Boyd’s “In A Relationship” starring Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway and Patrick Gibson; “Welcome Home” starring Aaron Paul, Emily Ratajkowski, and Riccardo Scamarcio; Rob Reiner’s “Shock and Awe” starring Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, and Tommy Lee Jones; and Kevin Connolly’s “Gotti” starring John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Chris Mulkey.
ABOUT YELLOW VEIL PICTURES
Formed in 2018 by Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms, and Joe Yanick, Yellow Veil Pictures is a New York City and Los Angeles-based worldwide film sales company. Focusing exclusively on boundary pushing genre cinema, Yellow Veil seeks to highlight emerging filmmakers who exist on the cusp of commercial, arthouse cinema, while maintaining a unique focus on festival strategy and production and packaging.
Launching out the 2018 Frontières market at the Fantasia International Film Festival, with Tilman Singer’s debut LUZ. Yellow Veil have since worked on debuts from Josh Lobo (I TRAPPED THE DEVIL), A.T. White (STARFISH), Matthew Pope (BLOOD ON HER NAME) as well as boarding films by Larry Fessenden (DEPRAVED) Rob Grant (HARPOON) and Joel Potrykus (RELAXER). In addition, Yellow Veil act as the festival agent for Shudder’s BLOOD QUANTUM and HORROR NOIRE as well as Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER and Sonia Escolano’s HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS.