Icon and Frightfest reveal seven distribution titles
by Naman Ramachandran
- The Sand, Afterdeath and Landmine Goes Click are amongst the genre films going wide
Icon Film Distribution (IFD) and horror-fantasy film festival Frightfest have announced the first seven films that will be released under their curated banner, Frightfest Presents. The movies will have their UK theatrical premieres during Frightfest (27-31 August) and will then be released across digital partners including iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google, Amazon, Xbox, Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta, from October.
The titles to be released are Steve Oram’s Aaaaaaaah!, Isaac Gabaett’s The Sand, Gez Medinger and Robin Schmidt’s Afterdeath, Levan Bakhia’s Landmine Goes Click, Michael Thelin’s Emelie, Ruth Platt’s The Lesson, and Adam Levins’ Estranged.
Paul McEvoy, co-director of FrightFest, says, “We are thrilled and delighted to be working with Icon in bringing a diverse range of top-tier genre titles to the UK audience. These and our other exciting forthcoming titles brilliantly showcase the breadth and quality of work being produced in the worldwide fear and fantasy arena.”
Zak Brilliant, head of distribution for IFD, says, “Working closely with the FrightFest team, we have brought together a terrific range of titles for the launch of the label in October and beyond. It’s a slate full of scares and surprises that we can’t wait to unleash.”
Sophie Wong, head of TV and digital sales for IFD, says, “We have had a great response from our digital partners to the FrightFest Presents label and the collection of titles; a really strong indication of the market potential for genres with committed fans who are allied to an established brand.”