Indie distributor Screen Media Films unveiled today seven movies that it will release this year under new president Suzanne Blech, who could add to that list as she’s a buyer at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. One of the films is the Matt D’Elia-directed SXSW title American Animal, which Screen Media acquired earlier this month. Blech said the company eventually will release a minimum of 12 films during the year and an additional 30 direct to the marketplace. Here’s the slate so far:
GOOD FOR NOTHING – directed by Mike Wallis, who has worked on films ranging from “Avatar” to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, the film stars Inge Rademeyer and Cohen Holloway in this gritty and entertaining western that follows a young English woman who is kidnapped by a rugged outlaw while attempting to immigrate to her uncle’s ranch. As they continue west, emotions run high and feelings begin to change, leading to new discoveries and heightened drama. This hold-onto-your-hat western creatively rekindles the feelings of the Old West.
AMERICAN ANIMAL – directed by Matt D’Elia and starring D’Elia, Brendan Fletcher, Mircea Monroe, and Angela Sarafyan, this loud, irreverent comedy features Jimmy, a terminally ill young man with a penchant for waxing philosophical and sudden costume changes. His hedonistic world of casual sex, drinking and board games get derailed when he learns that his best friend and roommate, James, has gotten a job. The film premiered last year at SXSW Film Festival. (more…)