“We never thought we’d say this, but we are so happy to have CRABS!” stated Raven Banner Managing Partner Michael Paszt.
Referring of course to the distribution company's recent acquisition of the film "Crabs", written and directed by Pierce Berolzheimer, for worldwide rights, which was featured in the current edition of The Frontieres International Work-in-Progress Market. They will also serve as executive producers.
Described as a love letter to practical effects and old-school monster movies, the film follows wheelchair-bound Philip McCallister, an unlikely hero just trying to get a date for prom when mutated horseshoe crabs descend on his sleepy coastal town and force him to step out of the wheelchair and onto the battlefield.
The deal was negotiated by Noah Lang and Evan Buxbaum and Raven Banner’s James Fler, Annick Mahnert, and Michael Paszt.
Producer Lang from Young Gunner Films said, “Raven Banner’s reputation as hungry, filmmaker-friendly, and transparent partners precedes them in the independent filmmaking world; and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board to finish CRABS! The Frontières Market has been an invaluable asset to us, and this partnership is evidence of the value of showcasing and supporting young genre filmmakers like Pierce. We look forward to giving the world CRABS! in 2016.”