EXCLUSIVE: Bankside Films has boarded international sales rights to Caroline Lindy’s Sundance Midnight movie Your Monster, starring Melissa Barrera (Scream).
In Your Monster, after her life falls apart, soft-spoken actress Laura Franco (Barrera) finds her voice again when she meets a terrifying, yet weirdly charming, monster living in her closet.
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Barrera stars with Tommy Dewey (Perry Mason), Meghann Fahy (The White Lotus), Edmund Donovan (Hightown) and Kayla Foster (The Deuce).
The film is a feature debut for Lindy, who directs and also wrote the screenplay. Lindy’s previous short Aspirational Slut received the 2022 SXSW Narrative Shorts Audience Award.
Bankside Films will be screening the film to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin following its Park City debut last month. WME Independent is handling domestic.
The Merman Films production was financed by Bombo Sports & Entertainment. Producers are Kayla Foster and Lindy, along with Shannon Reilly of Bombo, and Melanie Donkers and Kira Carstensen of Merman Films. It is executive-produced by Bombo’s Bob Potter, Merman’s Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, and Dewey.
Lindy said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to get Your Monster out into the world, and there’s no one better to handle “the world” than Bankside, whose enthusiasm for our film matches their incredible reputation. Bankside’s dedication to the theatrical experience and proud history of empowering emerging filmmakers make them the perfect team for my feature film debut. It is a very personal story and I can’t wait for audiences to see it.”
Stephen Kelliher of Bankside added: “We’re thrilled to be bringing this very special film to international audiences. It is a joy to behold, endlessly entertaining with a great deal of heart and soul that will speak to anyone who has ever thought about embracing their inner monster.”
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