Rhymes for Young Ghouls picked up for U.S. distribution


Monterey Media has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for Rhymes for Young Ghouls, the Canadian Film Centre and Prospector Films announced Thursday.

The film is currently slated for a late October 2014 theatrical release in the U.S. In addition, the film will also be presented by the Smithsonian Institution in August in a series of special screening events in Washington, D.C., New York and Santa Fe.

The sale of the film was negotiated by Seville International’s Anick Poirier, XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin and Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield. International sales of Rhymes for Young Ghouls are handled by Seville International, while Canadian distribution is handled by Entertainment One Canada.

Rhymes for Young Ghouls is the first feature film from writer/director Jeff Barnaby, and was produced by Prospector Films and John Christou and Aisling Chin-Yee. Justine Whyte served as executive producer for the CFC.

The film was developed and financed under the CFC Features program, and also received support from Bell Media’s The Movie Network, Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central, Telefilm Canada, the Harold Greenberg Fund and the Societe de development des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).