The horror-comedy, targeted to go into production in early 2021, tells of a butcher and her sister who struggle to keep the family deli open until a crime of passion turns a dead mobster into a wildly popular salami.
Described as a mix of “Sweeney Todd” and “Fried Green Tomatoes”, the film sees the sister selling the dead-mobster-boyfriend -salami as a new sandwich- one which becomes an instant hit. Mob boss Mr. Soldi recognizes the business opportunity and orders Angela to make more. As Angela fears the damnation of her soul, Domenica believes they’ve been anointed by God as she kills loathsome criminals in the butcher room while Angela chops and grinds them into salami. As Detective John Martello begins to put the pieces together, Mr. Soldi demands Angela tell him the secret recipe or he’ll turn her and her sister into salami.
Sheryl Robb and Marc Martinez of Robb Squad will produce alongside Jeremy Del Real, Eric Williford and Jeffrey Tompkins of Xennial Productions.
Rhyu made her directorial debut with “Loves Park”, which made it to the second round of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab in 2014. In addition, her work as a musician and music video director has been featured in blogs, festivals, The American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, and received a Genero.tv Music Video Grant.
California-based Xennial Productions is a minority-Owned Company that believes in hiring a diverse team both in front of and behind the camera.
Robb Squad, run by industry vet Sheryl Robb of management company The Robb Company, and Marc Martinez, a digital filmmaking pioneer, are currently producing a slate of intelligent thriller and horror features under the newly formed company.