Arthouse genre sales company Yellow Veil Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights for cosmic horror film Starfish, the debut feature from UK filmmaker A.T. White. The deal was finalized during the Toronto International Film Festival and comes ahead of the films world premiere at Fantastic Fest next week.
Starfish is an honest portrayal of loss, starring Virginia Gardner (Halloween, 2018; Runaways, 2017) as a young woman who struggles with the death of her best friend while trying to assemble a series of clues left behind in order to stop a monstrous end to the world as we know it. Driven by Lovecraftian imagery, White layers the film with upbeat indie music contrasted by a haunting, orchestral score also composed by the writer/director.
Yellow Veil Pictures Co-owner Joe Yanick said “Starfish, in particular, A.T.’s vision, is nothing short of remarkable; managing to coalesce varying styles without losing sight of its emotional throughline. It’s like It Follows by the way of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; we can’t wait for this film to stun audiences in Austin.”
Starfish is produced by We Are Tessellate, Spellbound Entertainment, and 3ROUNDBURST Productions.