Vesuvio Entertainment CEO Greg Sims got in touch with Dread from the Cannes Film Market last night, where he unveiled and commenced foreign sales for his psycho-thriller feature Behind Your Eyes (see our exclusive set visit to that production from this last February here).
Starring Swedish actress Frida (Contract Killers) Farrell, Tom (Puppet Master: Axis of Evil) Sandoval, and Daniel Fanaberia (pictured below at Cannes with Sims), Behind Your Eyes marks Vesuvio’s first collaboration with director Clint Lien and Fanaberia, who also scripted the flick, and stands as the Century City, CA-based company’s first feature in a multi-picture slate.
“I would say that this is the best of a contemporary twist on Psycho,” Sims tells us of Behind Your Eyes. “It’s about people not being who you think they are, and it’s about an idyllic couple that go away to meet the parents, and everybody turns out to have relationships that take you to a different place, and when you think you’ve figured it out and it’s obvious, it really isn’t. It’s character-driven, but there’s some gruesome stuff in it.”
“Being at the Cannes Film Market with Behind Your Eyes has never made me feel more in the heartbeat of the film industry and more relevant,” writer Fanaberia tells Dread from the French film market, “and I’m absolutely thrilled to see the outcome.”
Actor Sandoval’s enthusiasm for the unveiling of Behind Your Eyes – which will screen May 18th at 8 pm at Gray 1, Palais K, and on the 19th at 12 noon and 2 pm – mirrors Fanaberia’s.
“It’s really exciting to see this movie being brought to the world, being brought to this market and people watching it, enjoying it and just being a part of the whole experience and the whole process of getting distributed and getting it out there for people to see,” Sandoval tells Dread. “It’s been a great learning experience and a great experience in itself.”
As he did with the horror flicks The Fear and The Fear II, Sims will be handing the flick’s international sales (with Stefania Vitali consulting), and with a planned multi-picture production slate of six to eight genre films a year budgeted under $2 million, he shows no intention of slowing down.
“For those of you that have been following rumors about The Bitch,” Sims reveals to Dread of his next Vesuvio production, “the good news is that we’re prepping for a start later this year with the director of Behind Your Eyes again at the helm, this time with a script that he conceived and wrote. We’re planning several fun co-star and cameo roles with some well known genre stars, and the few people who’ve had a peek at the script know that we’re creating a franchise creature that could easily be described as a female Freddy Krueger meets the Medusa from this year’s Clash of the Titans.”
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