Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the thriller “Hounds of Love,” the debut film from writer/director Ben Young.
Following its North American premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, the thriller is set to hit theaters on May 12.
The film stars Emma Booth, Stephen Curry and Ashleigh Cummings and is set in suburban Perth during the mid 1980s. Women are disappearing at the hands of a serial killer couple, John and Evelyn White. Vicki Maloney is abducted and realizes she must drive a wedge between the couple in order to escape.
“I was drawn to the idea of ‘Hounds of Love’ after reading a true crime book about female serial killers,” said Young in Thursday’s announcement. “It triggered a strong memory of fear from my childhood that was instilled by my parents as a result of crimes committed by a serial killer couple.”
Gunpowder & Sky’s Hake Hanly added, “Ben has created a relentlessly tense debut film and made his mark as a writer-director to watch. Our whole team was floored by the strength of Ben’s vision and his unique character-driven twist on the serial killer film. The cast delivers brave performances that resonate long after the film has ended.”
“Hounds of Love” was produced by Melissa Kelly. The deal was negotiated by Hanly of Gunpowder & Sky Distribution and Eric Schnedecker of Urban Distribution International.