Alchemy has acquired U.S. distribution rights to The Frontier, director/co-writer Oren Shai’s noir thriller that had its world premiere this year in the Narrative Spotlight section at SXSW.

Jocelin Donahue, Kelly Lynch and Jim Beaver star in the story penned by Shai and Webb Wilcoxen about a desperate young woman (Donahue) on the run from the law who discovers a violent gang of thieves at a desert motel and hatches a plan to escape with their stolen cash. Izabella Miko, Jamie Harris, Liam Aiken, and AJ Bowen also star. Dana Lustig is producer.

Zac Bright and Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content and attorney William Immerman negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Instrum International is handling foreign rights