UK-based sales firm 101 Films International, a member of the Amcomri Media Group, has boarded world sales on Goldfinch produced horror Father Of Flies, which will have its UK Premiere at Raindance Film Festival on November 6th.
101 Films International will launch Father of Flies at the AFM this week.
The feature was written and directed by Ben Charles Edwards (Quant) and co-written by Edwards’ writing partner Nadia Doherty with the film based on a story Edwards had written as a child. Father Of Flies is a haunting tale of family life about a vulnerable young boy who finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her. Shot in Suffern, New York, the film stars Camilla Rutherford (Gosford Park, Phantom Thread), Sandra Andreis (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Davi Santos (Tell Me a Story), Page Ruth (Shameless), and Nicholas Tucci, the star of cult horror film ‘You’re Next’ who unfortunately has since passed away. This was one of the final films Nicholas had completed.
The British Film Institute said Edwards “has crafted distinctive, admirable work that seems to have emerged from the unseen margins of British cinema.” He was also recently nominated for ‘The Discovery Award’ ‘Outstanding Achievement in Craft’ and ‘Newcomer Discovery Award’ at the British Independent Film Awards.
Phil McKenzie COO of Goldfinch says “We are delighted to have secured this sales deal with 101 Films International with their experience in the international marketplace. What’s more, it is brilliant to see Ben’s directorial vision gain recognition, both through this agreement and the forthcoming premiere at Raindance. As Goldfinch’s Head of Production, we are very excited to see what he does next”.
Eoghan Burke, VP of International Sales, 101 Films International added, “We are very pleased to be on board and to launch this dynamic new title at the AFM. Ben Charles Edwards is an exciting new talent and, coupled with the film’s intriguing storyline, we are sure it will have strong appeal in multiple territories.”