EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Leisure has obtained rights to Safer at Home, a pandemic thriller directed by Will Wernick that Voltage Images had launched to patrons sooner or later November on the virtual American Movie Market. The pic, which went into production right thru the Covid pandemic, will now earn a day-and-date launch in February.
It’s potentially the most unusual tie-up for Wernick, Voltage and Vertical after they labored collectively on Wernick’s alarm thriller Note Me (aka No Scamper) remaining year.
Written by Wernick and Lia Bozonelis, Safer at Home is region in 2022 when the coronavirus pandemic has created mass chaos in Los Angeles and grew to become the metropolis into a police bellow. To interrupt out the grim actuality, a community of chums occasion for a web based occasion: an evening of music, ingesting, video games and remedy. After they collectively design end a success of what they mediate is molly, things coast terribly spoiled. The ensemble solid entails Alisa Allapach, Adwin Brown, Jocelyn Hudon, Dan J. Johnson, Michael Kupisk, Emma Lahana and Daniel Robaire.
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Producers are Bo Youngblood and John Ierardi of Showdown Productions, and Wernick under his 7930 Leisure banner. Executive producers are Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan Deckter and Babacar Diene.
As well to the Vertical deal, Safer at Home also has scored AFM pacts along with with Falcom in German-talking Europe, Eone in Canada, The Searchers in Benelux, Solar Distribution in Spain and Latin The United States, Central Partnership in Russia, Signature Leisure within the UK, Madman in Australia, Cinemundo in Portugal, Entrance Row within the Heart East and Filmfinity in South Africa.
“We’re overjoyed to proceed our partnership with Will and Voltage this year following the domestic success of No Scamper,” Vertical co-president Rich Goldberg acknowledged. “Safer at Home offers tantalizing twists and turns at every second and we can’t wait to half it with U.S. audiences.”