Yellow Veil Pictures acquired Mattie Do’s celebrated Laos time travel feature The Long Walk and is planning an early 2022 release. The film world premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in the Giornate degli Autori section and later went on to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program, Fantastic Fest and Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.
The Long Walk tells the story of an elderly man who has the power to travel back in time thanks to a mysterious spectral companion whose death he witnessed fifty years earlier. He decides to trespass into his own past and set in motion a plan to preempt his mother’s terminal suffering, and ultimately appease his soul.
Director Mattie Do says “I’m beyond excited that my film has finally found a legitimate home with a company that has experience, knowledge, and zeal for unique and daring new genre stories. I couldn’t be happier to see The Long Walk entrusted to a passionate and dedicated company like Yellow Veil.”
The film is the third feature from Mattie Do, a pioneering filmmaker who is currently Laos’ first and only female director, and the only director in the country to work specifically with the horror genre. Do’s second feature, Dearest Sister, was selected as the Laotian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, notably the first time that Laos has submitted a film for consideration in the category.