EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the PTSD thriller which will open theatrically in Los Angeles and New York and other select markets in September. That will be followed by a DVD/VOD release in the third quarter.

Tatterdemalionwritten/directed by Ramaa Mosley (The Brass Teapot) along with producer/writer Tim Macy, stars Hunger Games and True Detective alum Leven Rambin and follows an army veteran, Fern, who returns home in order to look for her brother, only to discover an abandoned boy lurking in the woods behind her childhood home. After taking in the boy, she searches for clues to his identity, and discovers the local folklore about a malevolent, life-draining spirit that comes in the form of a child; the Tatterdemalion.

Co-starring in the film is Jim Parrack (True Blood), Taylor John Smith (American Crime), and newcomer Landon Edwards.

Mosley told Deadline: “I am passionate about sci fi, supernatural and action films and like The Brass Teapot, I wanted to make a film that would weave complex human themes into a mythical story. Making Tatterdemalion was a fascinating social experiment and a life changing experience.” The film has been playing on the festival circuit and has been well received.

The deal was negotiated by Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, UTA, and producer Gina Resnick on behalf of Tatterdemalion Films, LLC.