EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales signs the Tribeca Film Festival Viewpoints opening film - vampire comedy Summer of Blood by Onur Tukel.
Polish company New Europe Film Sales has picked up Onur Tukel’s vampire comedy Summer of Blood, the opening film of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival’s Viewpoints section.
The US film tells the story of egocentric Eric Sparrow, who turns into a sex god after being bitten by a vampire.
The film stars actor-writer-director Tukel in the main role and includes cameos from New York indie film directors Alex Karpovsky and Jonathan Caouette.
Tukel previously acted in Michael Tully’s Septien and Alex Karpovsky’s Red Flag among others. His previous feature was 2012 ensemble comedy Richard’s Wedding.
Summer of Blood will receive its world premiere this month at Tribeca as the opening film of the Viewpoints section. New Europe will handle all rights outside North America, where XYZ is representing the film.
New Europe discovered the film at US in Progress Wrocław 2013. It is the third US film picked up from that event by the sales agent after Matt Porterfield’s Sundance and Berlinale title I Used to be Darker and Gotham Award-nominated food drama Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin.
Another US independent film in New Europe’s line-up is Josephine Decker’s Berlinale Forum selection Thou Wast Mild and Lovely starring Joe Swanberg.