CANNES MARKET: Yellow Veil Pictures Acquires Laos Sci-Fi Thriller THE LONG WALK for North American Release

Yellow Veil Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Mattie Do’s celebrated Laos time travel feature THE LONG WALK and is planning an early 2022 release. The film world premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in the Giornate degli Autori section and later went on to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program, Fantastic Fest and Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.

THE LONG WALK tells the story of an elderly man who has the power to travel back in time thanks to a mysterious spectral companion whose death he witnessed fifty years earlier. He decides to trespass into his own past and set in motion a plan to preempt his mother’s terminal suffering, and ultimately appease his soul.  

 Director Mattie Do says “I’m beyond excited that my film has finally found a legitimate home with a company that has experience, knowledge, and zeal for unique and daring new genre stories. I couldn’t be happier to see The Long Walk entrusted to a passionate and dedicated company like Yellow Veil.”

The film is the third feature from Mattie Do, a pioneering filmmaker who is currently Laos’ first and only female director, and the only director in the country to work specifically with the horror genre. Do’s second feature, DEAREST SISTER, was selected as the Laotian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, notably the first time that Laos has submitted a film for consideration in the category. THE LONG WALK is written by Christopher Larsen, who also penned Do’s previous films, and produced by Do, Larsen, Annick Mahnert, Justin Deimen, Anousone Sirisackda, and Abhi Rastogi. Jeremy Sim and Terence Kong served as executive producers. The film was financed and produced by 108 Media and Aurora Media Holdings in Singapore, with global rights handled by 108 Media. It was picked up from the Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market held in Singapore.

108 Media says, “Through our continued commitment to building up cross-cultural voices and stories, 108 Media’s is uniquely placed to take a special and daring film like The Long Walk out to the world, and partner with exciting folks like Yellow Veil and their team.”

Hugues Barbier, Co-Founder of Yellow Veil Pictures adds, “We have been following Mattie’s career closely since her breakthrough debut feature Chanthaly, and we are beyond excited to be able to bring to the North American audiences her latest film The Long Walk. Acclaimed by critics and audiences all over the world during its festival run, and we hope this release will bring even more attention to one of the most inspiring filmmakers in recent memory.”

The deal was negotiated by Yellow Veil Pictures Co-Founders Justin Timms, Joe Yanick, and Hugues Barbier with 108 Media Corp’s Jordan Nutson on behalf of the filmmakers.


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 and distribution 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 of 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), Jack Henry Robbins (VHYES), as well as boarding films by Larry Fessenden (DEPRAVED), Rob Grant (HARPOON), Joel Potrykus (RELAXER), George Romero (THE AMUSEMENT PARK) and Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King (THE SPINE OF NIGHT) and Toby Poser, Zelda Adams and John Adams (HELLBENDER). In addition, Yellow Veil Pictures acts as the festival agent for Shudder’s LA LLORONA, BLOOD QUANTUM, HORROR NOIRE, HOST, and THE RANGER.


108 Media is a fast-growing global media company focused on emerging markets and cross-cultural films and television shows with 7 offices across the globe.  Recent films include faith-based sports drama “100 Yards”; “Eerie,” by cult Filipino director Mikhail Red. For more information about 108 Media, please visit

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