Rhymes for Young Ghouls

A breakout at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jeff Barnaby's acclaimed "Rhymes for Young Ghouls" was just acquired for U.S. distribution by Monterey Media.

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Starring Devery Jacobs, "Rhymes for Young Ghouls" is a dark revenge drama set on a fictionalized Canadian Indian Reserve, where children are required to go to school or pay a hefty truancy tax. As the school more closely resembles Hell than anything else, 15-year old protagonist Aila avoids it by paying the tax, until her drug deal money stops coming and she is forced to submit.

Monterey Media plans for a prestigious American premiere in the fall, equipped with screenings in Washington, New York and Sante Fe. No other indication of a wide or VOD release date has been made at this point.