Video platform Fullscreen has bought the Hungerford film series and comedy horror series Philip Human from Wildseed Studios.
Fullscreen announced the purchase at a presentation in New York City on 11 May. They will also be buying titles from another digital production house, Abominable Pictures.
Hungerford, produced by Wildseed Studios in 2014, tells the story of an alien invasion from the point of view of a young vlogger. The film premiered at the BFI in London in 2014, making Drew Casson the youngest director in the organisation’s history to screen a feature film there. It then went on to win Best Horror Sci-Fi at Berlin Independent Film Festival.
A second film, provisionally titled Ground Zero, and currently in post-production, will follow a group of young people as they travel across a Britain under alien occupation. A number of UK YouTubers will have roles in the film, including Stuart Ashens, Bethan Leadley, Cherry Wallis, Mawaan Rizwan, Jamie Paul, and Paul Neafcy.
The film will be released on Fullscreen and other platforms in October. TenEighty caught up with Drew, Bethan, and Cherry to talk about it during the filming process back in 2015.
The third title to be picked up by Fullscreen is comedy horror series Philip Human, starring Paul Neafcy. The series sees Philip waking up alone in a spooky mansion with no memory of how he got there or what happened to his parents. He finds an old laptop in one of the bedrooms and begins a vlog as he investigates what has happened.
Jesse Cleverly, Creative Director at Wildseed Studios, said: “We are extremely proud to be partnering with Fullscreen’s category leading service to showcase these wonderful titles from these exciting emerging talents.
“Wildseed Studios was created to develop and produce work from the next generation of talent for the next generation of platforms, and these three deals, all of which came from our digital pilots programme, represent all that we hoped for our company, the talent we work with, the work we make and the partners we seek to work with.”
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