Pierce Berolzheimer wrote and directs the love letter to practical effects and old school creature features.
Crabs! follows a wheelchair-bound man on the look-out for a prom date who must become a local hero when his sleepy coastal town is invaded by mutant horseshoe crabs.
The film featured in the current edition of The Frontieres International Work-In-Progress Market.
Toronto-based Raven Banner will also serve as executive producers. James Fler, Annick Mahnert and Michael Paszt negotiated the worldwide rights deal with Noah Lang and Evan Buxbaum.
“We never thought we’d say this but we are so happy to have Crabs!” said managing partner Paszt.