Yellow Veil Pictures announced the acquisition of worldwide rights for celebrated American independent filmmaker Zach Clark’s (White Reindeer, Little Sister) latest, genre-bending comedy THE BECOMERS. The company will launch the film at the Marche Du Film this week.
THE BECOMERS tells the story of a body-snatching alien who comes to Earth, reconnects with their partner, and tries to find their way in modern America.
“During the pandemic, I binged the original Star Trek series for the first time and then I made this movie,” Clark said on his latest film. “It felt like life as we knew it was ending, but then again, it also felt like that might not be the worst thing either. The Becomers is a story of love, longing, and alienation. A kitsch-soaked, pathos-laden melodrama about our sad, sad planet. It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever made and I can’t think of anyone better than Yellow Veil to get it out into the universe.”
Joe Yanick, Co-Founder of Yellow Veil Pictures added, “I’ve long admired Zach’s films and it’s especially fun to see him dive even further into the genre space with The Becomers, which is something his films have always circled. The Becomers is funny, weird, and at times gross, but what I like best is that it’s a very relatable movie about love; and I think that’s a place where some of the best genre films emerge from.”
THE BECOMERS is written, directed, and edited by Clark and produced by Joe Swanberg (Happy Christmas, Digging for Fire), and Edwin Linker (Saint Frances, Queen of Earth) of Slasher Films. It stars Molly Plunk (Little Sister, Profane), Mike Lopez (All Jacked Up and Full of Worms, Crimes Against Humanity), Frank V. Ross (Drinking Buddies), Isabel Alamin, and Keith Kelly, and features the voice Russell Mael, lead singer of the explosive pop-rock band Sparks.
Best known for the critically acclaimed White Reindeer (SXSW) released by IFC Films, and Little Sister (SXSW), featuring Addison Timlin and Ally Sheedy, Clark is also a celebrated editor whose credits extend beyond his own films and include Sophia Takal’s Always Shine (Tribeca 2016), Hannah Fidell’s The Long Dumb Road (Sundance 2018), Michael Tully’s Don’t Leave Home (SXSW 2018), and Michael M. Bilandic’s indie cult film Jobe’z World.