PARIS– Matteo Lovadina’s sales outfit Reel Suspects has snatched up Chris Mason Johnson’s (“The New Twenty”) daring sophomore pic “Test,” which is set to have its European premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section.
A poignant drama set in San Francisco, “Test” chronicles the romance between two young male dancers from a prestigious company in 1985, when AIDS epidemics started to spread, fueling fears within the gay community and homophobia.
Pic toplines Scott Marlowe, a professional dancer who is making his acting debut, and Matthew Risch, a Broadway performer who’s appeared in various movies, including “Legally Blonde” and “Sex And The City 2.”
“Test” has been critically-aclaimed since bowing at Seattle festival and playing at Outfest, where it earned Mason Johnson a jury prize for outstanding screenwriting and was voted outstanding dramatic feature.
Mason Johnson, who began his career as a ballet dancer, produced with Chris Martin via Serious Prods. and raised coin via Kickstarter to help finance the film.
Wolfe is handling U.S. rights.
Reel Suspects will start shopping the film at Berlin’s European Film Market which begins Feb. 6.