The Orchard has acquired distribution rights to Chadd Harbold’s Long Nights Short Mornings, the 2016 SXSW drama starring Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Addison Timlin (Fallen), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Stella Maeve (The Magicians), and Helen Rogers (V/H/S). The company is planning a digital release in the first quarter of 2017. Written and directed by Harbold, the pic is said to be an examination of the romantic life of a young man in New York City and his sometimes fleeting, sometimes profound experiences with the women he encounters. Dan Berk, Robert Olsen, Alex Sagalchik and Michael W. Gray served as producers. Kevin Iwashina and Marc Bortz of Preferred Content negotiated the deal.
Uncork’d Entertainment has picked up the worldwide rights to The 13th Friday from writer-director Justin Price, which is set for release early next year. The pic is about a female refugee who discovers an ancient demonic device that opens the gateway to another realm. She unleashes a dark entity that poses as her daughter, and after many failed attempts to have the church explain the creation of her worst nightmares, she learns that the house is cursed by an enraged spirit that died on Friday the 13th. And now a group of thrill-seeking friends unknowingly unleash its wrath and damn their souls. Uncork’d will rep the film at AFM in November as it looks to secure international distribution.