LOS ANGELES, CA
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.
ABOUT YELLOW VEIL PICTURES
Formed in 2018 Yellow Veil Pictures is a New York City and Los Angeles-based film sales and distribution company focusing on boundary-pushing genre cinema. Yellow Veil Pictures have released titles including Gaspar Noé’s LUX ÆTERNA, Frida Kempff’s Sundance hit KNOCKING, and the Venice and TIFF selection THE LONG WALK from director Mattie Do.
The company's sales slate includes such films as Tilman Singer’s debut feature LUZ, The Adams Family’s HELLBENDER, George A. Romero’s THE AMUSEMENT PARK, and Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King’s THE SPINE OF NIGHT.
Yellow Veil Pictures seeks to highlight emerging and established filmmakers who exist on the cusp of commercial and arthouse cinema.
ABOUT 1091 PICTURES
1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, is a modern distribution partner for independent film and series owners based in New York and Los Angeles, offering content licensing and delivery to over 100 destinations in over 100 countries. The company represents over 500 filmmakers and distributors and has amassed over 150 award nominations, including two Academy Award® nominations, an Emmy nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Music Film, and over a dozen Spirit Awards nominations. 1091 Pictures’ diverse slate of releases include NYT Critics’ Picks such asThe Ghost of Peter Sellersand Grammy-Award WinnerLinda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, riveting sports stories such asA Kid From Coney Islandexecutive produced by Kevin Durant and featuring Stephon Marbury and Red Bull’s The Dawn Wall, audience favorites such as The Last Blockbuster, groundbreaking documentaries such as Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind and The Phenomenon, which reveal the latest intelligence on UFOs, and indie film hits such as Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. For more information, please visit: 1091pictures.com
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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