Toronto, Canada – September 4, 2014 – The Little Film Company has acquired worldwide sales rights to Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s thriller “The Barber” (formerly known as “Trigger”), starring Scott Glenn (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Training Day”), it was announced today.
Little Film Company Co-President Robbie Little will introduce the film to buyers for the first time in Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival.
A suspenseful, character-driven thriller with a twist, “The Barber” examines two men fixated on what triggers the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster, a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father’s obsession.
Starring opposite Scott Glenn are Chris Coy (“Deliver Us From Evil,” HBO’s “True Blood,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead”), Stephen Tobolowsky (“Memento,” “Groundhog Day,” “Buried”), Olivia Taylor Dudley (“Transcendence,” “Chernobyl Diaries”) and Kristen Hager (“Wanted,” Syfy’s “Being Human”).
The film was directed by Chapman alumnus Basel Owies from a script by Max Enscoe.
Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s Travis Knox (“The Bucket List”) produced “The Barber.” Bob Yari and William Immerman are executive producers.
“We’re thrilled to introduce ’The Barber’ to buyers for the first time in Toronto and are confident the film will captivate them as it did us the first time we saw it,” says Robbie Little. “‘The Barber’ is a great example of a film with breakout potential and we’re excited to have it on our slate.”
“It is evident that movies in the horror/thriller genre continue to elicit the most demand among movie going audiences worldwide so we’re happy to partner with The Little Film Company to help meet the needs of distributors looking to build a pipeline of strong commercial offerings, like ‘The Barber.’” said Bob Bassett, head of Chapman Filmed Entertainment and Dean of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Chapman Filmed Entertainment is the first-of-its-kind film production company run through Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The company is a sustainable, fully-functioning independent film production company designed to produce three to four micro-budget pictures per year.
The current constraints of the traditional economic models of independent filmmaking, combined with enhanced and increasingly accessible technology, allow Chapman Filmed Entertainment to take advantage of the production and social media talents of the new era of young filmmakers and storytellers.
Employing a unique hybrid of Dodge College post-graduates and a select group of established industry professionals, the productions are designed to keep costs low while maintaining high creative standards and to serve as a means of building a bridge into the industry for talented Dodge College students and alumni.
Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s executive team is led by CEO Bob Bassett (Dean of Dodge College) and key Dodge College faculty including Travis Knox, formerly senior vice president of Storyline and executive producer of ”The Bucket List,” who handles all development and production for the company while Barbara Doyle, a former production executive with Tri-Star, oversees physical production.