Film Constellation, a London-based finance company, has now boarded Natalie Erika James’ debut feature-length film, “Relic,” according to Variety. The film had a world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section.
The film follows the premise of a generational family horror about an elderly woman that strays into the disappearance, and her daughter and granddaughter, who witnesses her returned presence, may be something more horrid than imagined. The film stars Emily Mortimer (“Shutter Island”), Robyn Nevin (“The Matrix Trilogy”) and Bella Heathcote (“The Neon Demon”).
“Relic” speaks to the importance of human connection in the face of our fears about mortality, and I hope entertains and resonates with audiences particularly in this difficult time,” said James of her film that is set to release theatrically during the last quarter of the year, if the circumstances from the coronavirus permit. James has in the past directed short films which include “Tritch,” “Burrow,” “Creswick,” and “Drum Wave.”
“As the world is going through unsettling times, the need for elevated entertainment has never been stronger. We’re excited to provide innovative ways to bring Natalie Erika James’ film to our international clients,” said Fabien Westerhoff, CEO of Film Constellation.
Film Constellation has currently set up a live and direct link for buyers to screen the film safely (relicscreening.biz), along with accessing its marketing assets, during this time of absolute uncertainty in the film industry. Even worldwide, distributors who are eyeing the film can find access to the screening room through Film Constellation, should they seek a route for international market play.
“Relic” is produced by Carver Films and Nine Stories Productions. AGBO Films’ Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Todd Makurath, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, and Hu Junyi are also executive producing. Other titles backed by Film Constellation include “The Sound of Silence,” “Premature,” “Save Yourselves!” and “Farewell Amor.”