Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Joe Ahearne’s gay thriller B&B. Breaking Glass is planning a limited theatrical run followed by a DVD/VOD release this October.
B&B had its world premiere at the London Independent Film Festival where it won Best LGBT Feature. The North American premiere was at the MiFo LGBT Film Festival, followed by the Out Film CT Festival. B&B will also play the Vancouver Queer Film Festival this August.
The gay thriller’s bio reads:
Gay Londoners Marc and Fred plan a weekend of mischief, returning to bait the owner of a remote Christian B&B. The year before they had successfully sued him for not allowing them to share a bed. Events take a deadly turn when a Russian neo-Nazi arrives who they think might have something more sinister in mind. Their weekend of fun turns into a bloody battle for survival in this smart, brutally funny and dark thriller.
Described as “frickin’ fantastic and a trailblazer for LGBT cinema” (Horror Society) and “deliciously entertaining” (Queerguru), B&B stars Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express, Snatched), Paul McGann (Doctor Who, Queen of the Damned), Sean Teale, Callum Woodhouse and James Tratas
“I’m excited Breaking Glass is bringing B&B to North America where the religious right are having an even harder time swallowing our rights than in the UK,” said writer/director Joe Ahearne. “But be warned: you might think you know how a gay thriller on such a liberal hot issue will play out, but like our heroes you’d be wrong.”
B&B is Ahearne’s debut feature as writer/director.
“Combining a jab at Christian hypocrisy with a glorious homage to the brilliance of classic Hitchcock, writer/director Joe Ahearne has crafted a witty, yet suspenseful thriller that is both entertaining and terrifying”, said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass. “We can’t wait to introduce this film to US audiences.”