Inspired by the platinum-selling band Lord Huron (The Night We Met, “13 Reasons Why”), VIDE NOIR stars Victor Mascitelli as a young man embarking on a surreal journey through a sprawling, neon-lit city in search of his missing fiancée (Ashleigh Cummings, Hounds of Love) who ends up at the heart of a drug ring for a new experimental psychedelic called Vide Noir. The acid-drenched Neo-noir is written by the band’s founder, Ben Schneider, and marks the debut feature from Ariel Vida, who has most recently served as production designer on Amy Seimetz’s breakout hit She Dies Tomorrow and Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s acclaimed sci-fi Synchronic. The film, which shares a name with the band’s acclaimed 2018 album, is scored by Lord Huron with original, unreleased music.
Hugues Barbier, Yellow Veil Pictures Co-Founder, said, “Finding its root in the noir genre, Ariel’s debut feature wows with each frame, and takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey. Fans of Lord Huron’s eponymous album will be in for a treat, and the neophytes will find the perfect soundscape for this breathtaking visual and narrative trip.”
Director Ariel Vida said “VIDE NOIR explores themes of love, death, and our place in the cosmos. An incredible cast and crew brought this nocturnal odyssey to life, and we’re thrilled to partner with Yellow Veil to take audiences along for the ride.”
The movie will screen for buyers at EFM along with the recently discovered George A. Romero film The Amusement Park, Devereux Milburn’s Honeydew, and Jordan Graham’s Sator. VIDE NOIR joins Yellow Veil’s slate which has also recently announced the pick-up of SXSW bound animated midnighter The Spine of Night, which will premiere at the festival next month.
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