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IFC Midnight Takes North American Rights to Justin Dix’s Thriller CRAWLSPACE

New York, NY – October 9, 2012 – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Justin Dix’s sci-fi thriller CRAWLSPACE. The film, with a screenplay by Dix, Eddie Baroo, and Adam Patrick Foster, stars Ditch Davey, Amber Clayton, Peta Sargeant, Nicholas Bell, John Brumpton, and Leslie Simpson. The film was produced by Dix, John Finemore, and Nicholas Sherry, with Greg McLean, James Hoppe, Silvio Salom, Stephen Wools and Craig McMahon executive producing. CRAWLSPACE has its international premiere this week at the Sitges Film Festival and will premiere in North America at ScreamFest on October 18th.

In CRAWLSPACE, a group of elite soldiers infiltrate Australia’s top secret military compound. They quickly discover all is not as it seems and the facility is a testing ground for something far more sinister.

Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: "CRAWLSPACE is the best sci-fi action film I’ve seen in a long time, from the great concept to production design that would be the envy of Ridley Scott and James Cameron.  We are thrilled to be announcing Justin Dix as a new major voice in genre cinema and look forward to distributing the film across all of our platforms."

The deal for CRAWLSPACE was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman, Director of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Arclight Film’s label Darclight that specializes in edgy/genre driven feature films is handling all international rights outside of North America.  

Greenlight Releasing will distribute theatrically in Australia starting with special late night and festival screenings in early 2013.

IFC Midnight is a sister label of IFC Films and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by
AMC Networks Inc.

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Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science-fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. Its unique distribution model makes independent genre films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes. Some of the company’s successes have included Tom Six’s controversial horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE), Johnnie To’s Hong Kong revenge thriller VENGEANCE, James Gunn’s SUPER starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon, Ben Wheatley’s unconventional hitman thriller KILL LIST, Justin Kurzel’s unsettling THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS, and Bertrand Bonello’s sensually dazzling HOUSE OF PLEASURES. Upcoming IFC Midnight releases includeAlexandre Courtes THE INCIDENT, Adrian and Romero Garcia Bogliano’s PENUMBRA, Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary ROOM 237 (which showed at the 2012 Cannes and Sundance film festivals) and Im Sang-Soo’s erotic drama THE TASTE OF MONEY (which made its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival). IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

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