Loyola Marymount University freshman Matthew Thompson’s award-winning feature film, “Night Sights,” has been picked up by ITN Distributions, an independent movie distribution company.
Thompson, who recently completed his first year at LMU’s School of Film and Television, created “Night Sights” when he was a student at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego.
“I started creating ‘Night Sights’ before I was even old enough to drive a car, and when I think about the accomplishment my passionate team and I produced with such little time, resources and experience, I am very proud,” Thompson said.
“I learned so much while making this film, worked with talented professionals, and gained valuable skills and experience that I will bring to my future projects. I am thrilled that ‘Night Sights’ will now be available to film lovers worldwide.”
“Night Sights” is a science fiction film about a man who loses his son and discovers a network of people that collect souls of the deceased, preparing them for their journey out of Purgatory.
It was the only feature film to be screened at last year’s National Film Festival for Talented Youth – the largest youth film festival in the world – where it won the Jury Prize. “Night Sights” also earned the Silver at the 2012 California Film Awards, was a semi-finalist at SpiritQuest Festival, and was an official selection at Indie Fest USA and Future of Cinema Fest.
“We are delighted to add ‘Night Sights’ to our film library and expect interest and sales at premier markets such as the Marche du Film, Cannes,” said ITN CEO Stuart Alson. “Matt Thompson has directed an impressive, eye opener of a film on a small budget.
“There’s always appeal with the sci-fi genre so we look forward to pitching this film to buyers worldwide.”
Thompson is currently working on a feature-length romantic comedy called “#ROMANCE.”