Los Angeles, CA – May 21, 2019 – ROCK SALT RELEASING will represent world sales for celebrated director/screenwriter, Harold Hölscher’s South African horror, ‘8’ (aka ‘8: FEAR THE LEGEND’), at this year’s Marché du Film, learned Variety exclusively.
As one of the first South African films to play on African folklore and mythology, ‘8’ stars award-winning actor, Tsamano Sebe (Of Good Report), Inge Beckmann (Escape Room), Garth Breytenbach (series: Troy: Fall of a City) and upcoming star, Keita Luna.
“I couldn’t be more excited to represent the film. It’s horrifying on a very primordial level and it features stories and folklore the West hasn’t seen yet,” said Daisy Hamilton of Rock Salt Releasing.
Upon his father’s suspicious death, William Ziel (Garth Breytenbach) moves his wife Sarah and adopted daughter Mary (Keita Luna) into his newly inherited country estate. Against her mother’s wishes, Mary begins an unlikely friendship with the farmhand Lazarus (Tsamano Sebe). Seemingly kind-hearted, Lazarus’ sinister motives are revealed when his dark secret is unleashed – he steals human souls to feed the insatiable appetite of a demon child he carries in a sack everywhere he goes. And so, a battle begins over the souls of this family. Will they survive unscathed?
‘8’ screened at the Marché du Film for buyers and programmers only on Saturday, May 18 at Lerin 3. ROCK SALT RELEASING will be located at booth Riviera D3 from May 14 – 21 during the Cannes Film Festival. For more information, please contact Sales@RockSalt.com or visit: https://www.8themovie.com/.
‘8’ (2019, 105 min.) Directed and screenplay by: Harold Hölscher. Producer: Jac Williams. Editor: Jacques le Roux. Cinematographer: David Pienaar. South Africa, English. Man Makes A Picture, Rolling Thunder, Rock Salt Releasing.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Man Makes A Picture.
ABOUT ROCK SALT RELEASING: Daisy Hamilton curates artistic, award winning auteur films for worldwide theatrical release: www.rocksaltreleasing.com.
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