NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2014) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to the Roache-Turner Brothers’ WYRMWOOD. The film, directed by Kiah Roache-Turner with a screenplay from Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, stars Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill. The film was produced by Tristan Roache-Turner and executive produced by Jamie Hilton and Josh Pomeranz. WYRMWOOD had its world premiere at the 2014 Fantastic Fest.
WYRMWOOD follows Barry, a mechanic and family man, as he struggles to rescue his sister, who was kidnapped by soldiers on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. He sets out through the harsh, blood-splattered Australian bushland to battle both the undead and the military alike.
The deal was negotiated by Sean Berney, Manager of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films, with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers. Altitude Film Sales will be handling international sales. Raven Banner Entertainment is acquiring Canadian rights and plans to release day and date with IFC Midnight.
IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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About IFC MIDNIGHT
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. Upcoming releases include Jennifer Kent’s critically acclaimed THE BABADOOK and The Vicious Brothers’ EXTRATERRESTRIAL. Some of the company’s previous successes have included Tom Six’s controversial horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE); Ben Wheatley’s unconventional hitman thriller KILL LIST; Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary ROOM 237; Franck Khalfoun’s slasher movie MANIAC; Vincenzo Natali’s HAUNTER; Dennis Iliadis’ +1; and Renny Harlin’s DEVIL’S PASS. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.