Jordan Graham’s Demonic Chiller SATOR Acquired, Set for North American Winter Release

Jordan Graham’s haunting feature SATOR has been acquired by 1091 Pictures for North American release. The film, hailed as “strikingly atmospheric” by Variety, premiered at the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival and went on to have celebrated screenings at Telluride Horror Show and the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival before being brought to the Marche Du Film Online by arthouse genre film sales outfit Yellow Veil Pictures.

Nearly a one-person operation, Jordan Graham is the director, writer, editor and producer of SATOR, in addition to lensing and scoring the feature. “Sator is quite personal to me. It delves into my family’s dark history with mental illness surrounding a supernatural entity, and uses home video footage to create an interwoven piece between documentary and fiction,” says Graham. “After working on this project for seven years, I am so grateful that 1091 has picked up the film, allowing it to finally find an audience.”

The film follows as a demon known as Sator observes an intimate family secluded in the woods. Graham’s own grandmother, June Peterson, now passed, recounts her real personal history with the mysterious entity on-screen alongside newcomers Michael Daniel, Aurora Lowe, Gabriel Nicholson and Rachel Johnson.

The deal was negotiated by Lev-Avery Peck for 1091 Pictures and Yellow Veil Pictures 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 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), Jack Henry Robbins (VHYES), Devereux Milburn (HONEYDEW) as well as boarding films by Larry Fessenden (DEPRAVED), Rob Grant (HARPOON), Joel Potrykus (RELAXER) and the recently discovered, lost George A Romero film THE AMUSEMENT PARK. In addition, Yellow Veil act as the festival agent for Shudder’s LA LLORONA, BLOOD QUANTUM, HORROR NOIRE and THE RANGER.

1091 Pictures has been in business since 2010 and brings an existing client roster of over 500 filmmakers and distributors, along with a library of over 4,000 titles available in more than 90 territories worldwide.

1091 Pictures releases include the Academy Award® Nominated films Cartel Land and Life, Animated, Spirit Awards-winner Christine, Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the Pedro Almodovar-produced El Angel, the Sundance Film Festival thriller American Animals, the riveting sports documentary The Dawn Wall and the groundbreaking UFO documentary, Unacknowledged.

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