(Los Angeles, CA, February 27, 2013) –Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), has acquired worldwide distribution rights to ABSENCE, Jimmy Loweree’s debut feature film. Cinedigm’s theatrical distribution of ABSENCE will commence in late 2013, with subsequent roll out across on-demand, digital, DVD and broadcast.

Independently produced and directed in the “found footage” horror style, in ABSENCE (formerly Writewood), doctors are baffled when a young expectant mother, Liz (Erin Way, Alphas), wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. The police are investigating the situation as a missing child and only her husband, Rick (Eric Matheny, J. Edgar), and brother, Evan (Ryan Smale) trust her version of events.

Co-written by Loweree and Jake Moreno, ABSENCE was produced by Parker Johal/Radcliffe Pictures, Michael Covino, Brent Emery/Coup d’Etat Films, and Loweree. Loweree also directed the film. The filmmakers were represented in the negotiation by Ben Weiss, Paradigm Agency; Kristin Harris repped Cinedigm.