IFC Midnight has endeared itself to many a genre fan by acquiring films like Super and The Human Centipede for distribution. And now IFC's cool little sister has picked up Rites of Spring, writer-director Padraig Reynolds' thriller, which made a splash at this year's Screamfest. More after the break.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on the Rites of Spring deal...
"A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Sonny Marinelli, Katherine Randolf, Marco St. John, Hannah Bryan, Sarah Pachelli, James Bartz, Shanna Forestall, Skylar Burke and Andrew Breland star in the story of kidnappers whose hideout in an abandoned school is attacked by a mysterious creature. Wes Benton and Eric Thompson produced the film; Bobby Benton and John Norris served as executive producers.
"'We're thrilled to be working with Padraig Reynolds on his immensely entertaining, genre-bending thriller,' said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. 'He's a major talent, and it is sure to be one of our most popular IFC Midnight titles next year.'
"Sundance Selects/IFC Films exec Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers."