FilmRise is proud to announce it has acquired the North American rights to DEAD AWAKE, the next film from the creator of the FINAL DESTINATION franchise.
FilmRise acquired the film in a deal with Archstone Distribution during this month's American Film Market. The distributor plans a theatrical release in the U.S. in early 2017.
The horror/thriller is about a young woman who must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomenon of sleep paralysis. DEAD AWAKE is directed by Phillip Guzman and stars Lori Petty ("Orange is the New Black", A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, POINT BREAK), Jesse Bradford ("Flags of Our Fathers, ROMEO AND JULIET, BRING IT ON), and Jocelin Donahue (FURIOUS 7, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL).
"Phillip Guzman's DEAD AWAKE is a terrifying film that we are excited to be bringing to audiences in North Amerca," said Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise. "I had the privilege of working previously with the highly talented Jeffrey Reddick, creator of 'FINAL DESTINATION,' on a film I executive produced that he wrote called 'TAMARA.'"
"We are thrilled to be working with FilmRise," commented President/CEO of Archstone Brady Bowen, "'DEAD AWAKE' is in good hands and we look forward to getting this out for the public to enjoy."
The deal was negotiated between Fisher and FilmRise's VP of Acquisitions Max Einhorn with Archstone.
FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 6,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company's film acquisitions and releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear” and “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Amy J. Berg and produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney. Television titles include hit series such as Showtime’s Emmy®-winning “Years of Living Dangerously,” and the longest running true crime show on television “Forensic Files.” Titles are in release digitally on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, VUDU, Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Crackle and other platforms, and on DVD and BluRay on Amazon and over 200 online retailers, including Walmart and Barnes & Noble. FilmRise’s recent acquisitions are two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo”; the acclaimed documentary “The Witness”; “Five Nights in Maine,” starring Oscar®-winner Dianne Wiest, David Oyelowo, and Oscar®-nominee Rosie Perez; the buzzed-about horror-comedy “The Greasy Strangler”; the SXSW documentary “Silicon Cowboys”; the award-winning doc “Harry & Snowman”; the drone warfare documentary “National Bird”; Sean Brosnan’s revenge thriller “My Father Die”; the fascinating LSD documentary “The Sunshine Makers”; the Tribeca-premiered chess documentary “Magnus”; and the critically-acclaimed, controversial Sundance drama, “White Girl.” For more information go to: www.FilmRise.com
ABOUT ARCHSTONE DISTRIBUTION
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