Today writer/director Dark Horse Entertainment and Tim Sullivan’s (2001 Maniacs)second feature film Driftwood came to a wrap. The film, which stars Dylan Edrington, Lin Shaye, Christa Campbell and Diamond Dallas Page, revolves around a boy named Ricky who, after his rock star older brother dies due to an overdose, connects with the ghost of a murdered kid in an attitude-adjustment facility for teens. You can find the press release inside- watch this spot for a pic from the film and a new interview with Tim in the coming weeks…TIM SULLIVAN WRAPS “DRIFTWOOD” FOR
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT AND DARK HORSE ENTERTAINMENT
“2001 Maniacs” Helmer Directs Supernatural Teen Thriller
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 22, 2005 – Image Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISK), a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced that Tim Sullivan has completed principal photography on “Driftwood,” a co-production with Dark Horse Indie, the new film division of Dark Horse Entertainment.
“Driftwood”, which stars Diamond Dallas Page (“Devil’s Rejects”), Ricky Ullman (“Phil of the Future”) and Talan Torriero (MTV’S Laguna Beach”), is a supernatural teen thriller set in a camp for troubled teens, haunted by the ghost of a murdered youth.
Sullivan, who recently signed with Industry Entertainment, made his directorial debut with “2001 Maniacs,” which was just picked-up for domestic distribution by Lions Gate Films and made its United States premiere at the ScreamFest Film Festival.
“Tim has an incredible vision for both this picture and the horror genre,” said Barry Gordon, senior vice president of worldwide programming of Image Entertainment. “We’re very pleased to have Tim on-board, following his stellar work on ‘2001 Maniacs’ and ‘Detroit Rock City.’”
Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson added that “Tim’s passion for the material was very impressive. Not only does he know the thriller genre, but his understanding of youth and the social issues surrounding these true-life camps imbues ‘Driftwood’ with the type of underlying realism and soul that we look for in our films and books.”
Sullivan co-wrote the script for “Driftwood” with writing partner Chris Kobin, with whom he also co-wrote “2001 Maniacs.”
“I am glad to be working with independent production companies like Image Entertainment and Dark Horse who truly allow filmmakers to realize their creative vision,” said Sullivan. “The most effective genre films have always been independent and I’m anxious to add ‘Driftwood’ to that list.”