L.A.-based Insiders has boarded David Raboy’s emotional coming-of-age horror pic “The Giant,” which is being produced by Bogie Films and Vixens. CAA reps U.S. rights and is packaging the project, which is based on Raboy’s critically acclaimed short “The Giant,” which played at the Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand festivals.
“The Giant” follows 17-year-old Charlotte, whose mother has just committed suicide and whose boyfriend suddenly disappears, as she spends her last summer in her hometown with her friends before going to college. While Charlotte tries to go on with her life in spite of her trauma, a mythic killer emerges in her town, preying on girls with an uncanny resemblance to her, drawing the summer into a hallucinatory and nightmarish conclusion.
“‘The Giant’ is an atmospheric horror film with supernatural elements and it’s also a coming-of-age story — it’s in a similar vein as David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows,'” said Gary Farkas, co-founder of Vixens.
Raboy’s 2015 short, “Beach Week,” also played at Clermont-Ferrand. “The Giant” will shoot in 35mm; key crew includes Eric K. Yue as director of photography.
It will shoot in August and September on location in Georgia.
“The Giant” marks the second feature produced by Vixens, which was founded by Farkas, Olivier Muller and Clement Lepoutre in January 2015. The Paris-based company is dedicated to producing director-driven genre films.
An up-and-coming New-York based company, Bogie is a collective of four filmmakers including Danny Dewes and Raboy.
Insiders was launched a year ago by Vincent Maraval, co-founder of Wild Bunch.
Vixens made its first foray into feature-lengh production with Christophe Deroo’s English-speaking psychological thriller “Sam Was Here,” which is being shopped by WTFilms at Cannes.
CAA co-reps the U.S.