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Danielle Harris’ directorial debut AMONG FRIENDS has been
making its way around the U.S. fest circuit, and this morning the word came
down that it’s headed for a couple of prestigious overseas events.
Harris and co. have announced that AMONG FRIENDS will play
at Catalunya, Spain’s Sitges Film Festival, which runs October 4-14, and
Sweden’s Lund International Film Festival, which takes place September 20-29.
The latter will be the movie’s European premiere, and the fest’s president Lars
Diurlin says, “The LIFFF is honored to present the European Premiere of AMONG
FRIENDS, and proud to be able to welcome Danielle Harris and
[screenwriter/co-star] Alyssa Lobit to attend this exclusive screening of their
truly entertaining, quirky and shocking film full of ’80s kitsch and drenched
in blood and laughter.”
At Sitges, AMONG FRIENDS will play as a Midnite Xtreme
feature, with Harris, Lobit and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (who produced with Athena
Lobit and also co-stars) in attendance. “When someone came with the news that
Danielle Harris had directed a film, and Jennifer Blanc was starring, all the
office shouted, ‘You can't get more Sitges than that!’ ” says Sitges’ Mike
Hostench. Adds Harris, “I’m thrilled to be premiering my directorial debut at
these prestigious international film festivals! Watch out Europe, here we
Also starring Christopher Backus, AJ Bowen, Dana Daurey,
Brianne Davis, Kane Hodder, Kamala Jones and Chris Meyer, AMONG FRIENDS is
about a dinner party that turns into a staging ground from unveiled secrets and
murder. British sales agency Aspect Film picked up worldwide sales rights to
the movie for its Chiller Films division, which has already closed a deal for
German-speaking Europe with Tiberius Film and will shortly announce a North
American distributor. See the movie’s official teaser trailer below and visit the official
website and Facebook page.
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