Shoreline Nabs Worldwide Rights to Echevensko’s ‘Yokai’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Shoreline Nabs Worldwide Rights Echevensko's 'Yokai'

U.S. sales co's first pickup of a Latin American genre film

Underscoring its growing commitment with Latin American films, U.S. sales company Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Chilean first-timer Cristobal Echevensko’s horror pic “Yokai.”

Also penned by Echevensko, and described as a story of suspense with supernatural elements of terror, “Yokai” turns on Lydia, a 28-year-old employee of a jewelry store who tries to steal a valuable diamond from Yokai, the Japanese man owner of the jewellry, who is a serial killer in his spare time, living at home with all the ghosts of the victims of his murders.

Produced by Echevensko at Santiago-based outfit CEB Productions, “Yokai” stars Francisca Sfeir, Diego Suazo and Ryotsu Orellana.

The “Yokai” deal marks Shoreline’s first pickup of a Latin American genre movie, said Shoreline executive vice president Sam Eigen.

“As the buzz is building on Latin American genre films I thought it was important that our first move into that sector was a game changing film,” Eigen added.

“With his first feature, Eschevensko surprisingly, strategically captures the gory essence of the best horror films while expertly interlacing suspense, fashioning a unique supernatural thriller. I’m excited to begin what is sure to be a long and prolific relationship with this talented filmmaker,” said Shoreline director of acquisitions, Melody Djavadi, who negotiated the deal with Eschevensko.

“Yokai” world-premiered in November at the 14th Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre horror film fest and is available at Ventana Sur 2013’s video library.

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