1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of English-speaking world rights to Perry Blackshear’s atmospheric social horror film When I Consume You. The third feature from the New York-based filmmaker, When I Consume You, premiered at the 2021 Fantasia International Film Festival to critical acclaim and went on to have its US Premiere at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival before playing festivals internationally. 1091 Pictures is planning a digital release on August 16, 2022.
Following their participation in his two prior films — his psychological horror debut They Look Like People and aquatic creature feature fantasy horror The Siren — Blackshear once again teamed up with cast and creative collaborators MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, and Margaret Ying Drake, alongside Libby Ewing, to deliver a heartfelt family drama about grief and redemption with When I Consume You.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Yellow Veil and 1091 on the release of When I Consume You,” said Blackshear in a statement. “We love this film and can’t wait to bring it out into the world.”
The film is written, directed, and lensed by Blackshear, who also produced alongside Andrews, Dumouchel, and Ewing. Blackshear is a multi-award-winning filmmaker whose debut feature film, They Look Like People, won a Jury Honorable Mention at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival. His sophomore film, The Siren, was released by Dark Sky Films in 2019.
The deal was negotiated by Lev-Avery Peck for 1091 Pictures and Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms and Joe Yanick of Yellow Veil Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.