Danielle Harris makes directing debut on horror comedy.

Grindstone Entertainment has picked up US rights to Among Friends, the directorial debut of actress Danielle Harris. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will handle the release.

The deal was brokered by Aspect Film/Chiller Films CEO Hugh Edwards and Grindstone’s Head of Acquisitions Stan Wertlieb.

“As a longtime fan of Danielle Harris, I eagerly anticipated her directorial debut; and she has really made a disturbing horror statement. One to remember and take note of,” says Wertlieb.  

Edwards added, “It’s fitting that after years of being in front of the camera, in a solid string of horror movies, opposite the likes of genre greats such as Michael Biehn, Brad Dourif and Malcolm McDowell, Danielle Harris’ directorial debut feature will get its domestic release with Lionsgate Home Entertainment through Grindstone”.

The film, a horror comedy about a 1980s dinner party gone wrong, stars Christopher Backus, Jennifer Blanc, AJ Bowen, Dana Daurey, Brianne Davis, Kane Hodder, Kamala Jones, Alyssa Lobit and Chris Meyer.  

The film has played at festivals including Sitges, Dedfest, Horrorthon and Lund Fantastisk.

The film is a Three Little Birds production.

Harris’ acting credits include Halloween and The Last Boy Scout.