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Umbrella Snaps Up One-Shot Horror Film ‘Scurry’ for ANZ

03 November 2023

Umbrella Entertainment has snapped up Luke Sparke’s one-shot horror feature “Scurry” for Australia and New Zealand.

Starring Jamie Costa (“Kenobi: A Star Wars Story”) and Emalia (“Paper Dolls”), the film tells the story of two strangers who find themselves trapped underground when their city is attacked by a monstrous threat.

“Badly injured and with limited resources, they must navigate a treacherous, narrowing tunnel in hopes of finding an exit before they bleed out,” reads the logline. “Fear and desperation consume them as the threat closes in and they soon discover they have more to fear than each other.”

The film, which is directed by Luke Sparke (“Occupation”), was shot in Queensland, Australia, in real time in a one-shot take. It was written by Tom Evans (“Bring Him to Me”) and is currently in post-production.

A first look will debut at AFM. Film Mode Entertainment is handling worldwide sales rights.

“Scurry” is produced by Carmel Imrie, Carly Sparke and Luke Sparke while Alex Becconsall co-produces. Executive Producers are Film Mode’s Clay Epstein plus Geoff Imrie and Luke Sparke.

“Umbrella is very excited to add the highly original, edge of your seat thriller ‘Scurry’ to our slate and hope this collaboration results in a longstanding relationship with Luke and his team,” said Ari Harrison, general manager of Umbrella Entertainment. “Luke’s storytelling and world building get bigger and bolder with each release and ‘Scurry’ raises the bar. We can’t wait to bring this film to Australian and New Zealand theatrical audiences in 2024.”

This article was originally published on Variety – read it here.