XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to Sun Choke, a thriller written and directed by Ben Cresciman. A summer release is planned on the company’s Macabre genre label.

The pic centers on a woman (Sarah Hagan) just recovering from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker, Irma (Barbara Crampton). She begins to veer off the road to recovery when she develops an obsession with a young woman, Savannah (Sarah Malakul Lane).

Georg Kallert, Rob Schroeder and Peter J. Nieves of Lodger Films, Wandie Kabule, Leigh Jones and Ian Keiser are producers. The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with BoulderLight Pictures’ Raphael Margules and JD Lifshitz on behalf of the filmmakers.