Beth de Araújo Headshot provided by Blumhouse

Blumhouse is coming on board Beth de Araújo’s SXSW® debut SOFT & QUIET, which is making its festival debut in the narrative feature competition on Saturday, March 12. The film is writer/director Araújo’s feature-length debut, and as part of the agreement, the film will be branded a Blumhouse feature.

The thriller, which plays out in real time, follows a single afternoon in the life of an elementary school teacher as she organizes a mixer of like-minded women. When the group heads home, the teacher encounters a woman from her past, leading to a volatile chain of events.

“I’m thrilled Jason and the Blumhouse team responded so strongly to Soft & Quiet. They are such a recognizable and trusted brand for audiences. Blumhouse has consistently put out films that are daring and resonate with viewers. As a filmmaker, I’m very excited for the road ahead with them,” said writer/director/producer Beth de Araújo.”

“Beth’s film kept me on the edge of my seat the entire way through. It made me uncomfortable, tense, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I first watched it. I’m grateful that Bea Sequeira on the Blumhouse team identified it early. Beth is a filmmaker we hope to work with for a long time,” said Jason Blum, Blumhouse founder.

The film was written and directed by Beth de Araújo and stars Stefanie Estes, Olivia Luccardi, Eleanore Pienta, Dana Millican, Melissa Paulo, Jon Beavers and Cissy Ly. Josh Peters, Saba Zerehi, Joshua Beirne-Golden and Araújo are producing. Robina Riccitiello, Jason Blum and Bea Sequeira are executive producers. SOFT & QUIET is produced by Second Grade Teacher Films and Blumhouse Productions.

CAA Media Finance/Blumhouse will be selling the feature at SXSW.

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