Uncork’d Entertainment is set to distribute the award-winning creature feature Hunting Grounds, sales agent High Octane Pictures announced today.
Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.
Festival audiences and horror critics have gone crazy for the story of a father and son, forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy, who unearth a tribe of Sasquatch.
Galen Christy, head of High Octane Pictures, says “We are so excited to be working with Uncork’d Entertainment again. They are a fantastic, solid company and we know that the film will be in good hands with them”
Keith Leopard, president of Uncork’d Entertainment, adds "Being from the Pacific Northwest I’ve always been fascinated with the legend. John's movie offers such a great take on the subject, I think audiences will love it!".
Written and directed by John Portanova and produced by horror label The October People, Hunting Grounds stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D'Angelo Midili, and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds).
Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute film domestically. Date TBC.
Beta Test, starring Arrow’s Manu Bennett and Larenz Tate (House Of Lies), hits cinemas nationwide July 22.
From producer / writer / director Nicholas Gyeney, and produced by Mirror Images LTD, comes Beta Test a sci-fi action thriller that's "a cross between the intimate suspense of Die Hard and the 21st century chaos of Gamer".
The film’s storyline revolves around Max Troy (Tate, House of Lies, Rush), a Seattle-based video game champion and game tester who is about to test the latest game sensation from global video game juggernaut, Sentinel. As Max begins his procedural dissection of the game, he begins to realize this new game is not like any other. As Max completes new tasks, events in the real world begin to mirror them. Soon, Max uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy from within the walls of Sentinel, which leads him to discover that the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed (Bennett, Arrow, The Hobbit), is a real man, in the real world. If Max can somehow join forces with Creed, together they may have a chance at unravelling this conspiracy before the tasks in the game escalate and overwhelm their city.
Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid Part II, Inception, The Game), and Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat, Teen Wolf, Wyatt Earp) also star.
Beta Test will be released in approximately 15 US theatres July 22nd - check below to see if Beta Test is coming to a theatre near you.
Seattle, WA - Siff Cinema Uptown
Bellingham, WA - AMC Loews Cascade Mall 14
Denver, CO - AMC Westminster Promenade 24
Chicago, IL - AMC South Barrington 30
Detroit, MI - AMC Forum 30
New York, NY - AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20
Philadelphia, PA - AMC Neshaminy 24
Atlanta, GA - AMC North DeKalb Mall 16
Tampa, FL - AMC Veterans Expressway 24
Baton Rouge, LA - AMC Baton Rouge 16
Houston, TX - AMC Studio 30
Phoenix, AZ - AMC Arizona Center 24
Long Beach, CA - AMC Orange 30
Los Angeles, CA - AMC Ontario Mills 30
San Francisco, CA - AMC Deer Valley 16
Washington D.C. - AMC Starplex Loudoun 11
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