Black comedy HARPOON unveils deep sea poster from celebrated artist Christopher Shy, announces comedian Brett Gelman boarding film
Rob Grant’s lost-at-sea love triangle feature premieres at International Film Festival Rotterdam Jan 24th
Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.
With his perfect family and perfect upbringing, Richard (Christopher Gray) appears to have it all. So when he thinks that his long-term girlfriend, Sasha (Emily Tyra), and best-friend, Jonah (Munro Chambers), are having an affair, it sends him into a fit of rage that leaves Jonah a bloody mess. Once Jonah and Sasha convince Richard the allegations are false, Richard tries to buy back their trust by taking them out for a day-trip on his family’s yacht.
Tension boils-over once out to sea, and, to make matters worse, the yacht’s engine fails. Stranded without food and supplies, the trio must set aside their differences in order to survive. One part post-modern Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, one part Knife in the Water with the cast of Seinfeld, Harpoon is a wickedly humorous and bloody deconstruction of friendship and love
The daunting deep sea poster is designed by celebrated sci-fi and fantasy artist Christopher Shy, sometimes credited under the pen name Ronin. Shy’s illustrations have been used to promote video games, graphic novels, add campaigns and more, and most recently includes the poster for Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY. For more info on Shy please visit www.artofronin.com
HARPOON is directed by Rob Grant (Mon Ami, 2012) and produced by Michael Peterson (Alive, 2018), Kurtis David Harder (What Keeps You Alive, 2018) and Julian Black Antelope (Knuckleball, 2018). The film stars Munro Chambers (Turbo Kid, Degrassi: The Next Generation), Emily Tyra (Code Black), and Christopher Gray (The Mist), with comedian Brett Gelman.