AFM: Screen Media Picks Up 'Stray Bullets' (Exclusive)

'Stray Bullets'

The indie distributor will do a multiplatform release for the crime drama in the U.S. and will handle international sales.

Screen Media has picked up worldwide rights for Stray Bullets, a low-budget crime drama from 16-year-old Jack Fessenden, son of indie-film vet Larry Fessenden.

The younger Fessenden stars in the film alongside Asa Spurlock. The two play a pair of teenage boys tasked with cleaning out their father’s old mobile home on an abandoned property, only to find that three cons on the run (James Le Gros, John Speredakos, Larry Fessenden) are using the trailer for a hideout.

The movie, produced through the Fessendens' New York shingle, Glass Eye Pix, premiered at the Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany earlier this year.

Screen Media is planning a multiplatform release for Stray Bullets in the U.S. in February of next year. The company also has taken on international rights and will be selling the title to foreign buyers at AFM.

“We have a great track record working with Screen Media, and we’re delighted they’ve shown such enthusiasm for Jack’s movie,” said Larry Fessenden. “We look forward to building on that to make an impact with this humble but resonant film.”

The deal for Stray Bullets was negotiated by Seth Needle for Screen Media, with Larry Fessenden and Jenn Wexler at Glass Eye Pix on behalf of the filmmakers.

Screen Media's recent releases include Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline and the South American horror thriller Colonia, starring Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl.