Submarine Entertainment is picking up worldwide sales rights on Chris Skotchdopole’s feature directorial debut “Crumb Catcher.” The move comes just ahead of the darkly comic thriller’s Fantastic Fest world premiere.
Skotchdopole wrote, directed, edited, and produced the movie and Submarine Entertainment, a notable sales and production company, will launch sales out of the festival, which runs from Sept. 21 to Sept. 28 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, Texas. “Crumb Catcher” was described by Fantastic Fest programmer Anna Bogutskaya as a “chamber piece that melds extreme anxiety with the worst salesmanship imaginable.” The film follows a newlywed couple held captive by an entrepreneur desperate to finance his outlandish invention with a blackmail plot.
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With ten years of experience working with Glass Eye Pix, the New York independent genre production outfit led by horror auteur Larry Fessenden, Skotchdopole has amassed numerous credits on several films, including working as the cinematographer on Fessenden’s “Depraved,” as co-producer on Jenn Wexler’s “The Ranger,” and associate producer on Robert Mockler’s “Like Me” and Jack Fessenden’s “Stray Bullets.” Prior to his feature debut, Skotchdopole wrote and directed the short “The Egg and the Hatchet,” which screened at the Oldenburg Film Festival and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, among others.
“Crumb Catcher’s” cast of four is comprised of Rigo Garay (“Blackout”) and Ella Rae Peck (“Bachelorette”) alongside John Speredakos (“The Mind’s Eye”) and Lorraine Farris (“Follow Her”).
Fessenden produced for Glass Eye Pix and Brian Devine produced for Gigantic Pictures. Chadd Harbold, Bonnie Timmermann, and Academy Award winner James W. Skotchdopole also produced the movie.
Fessenden and Garay also share story credits with Skotchdopole, and Adam Carboni shot the film.
Following the world premiere at Fantastic Fest, “Crumb Catcher” will screen at the Woodstock Film Festival and at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, with further festival engagements to be announced.
Here’s the teaser trailer:
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