LOS ANGELES, CA.
1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquired all North American rights to the psychological horror film Nix. Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante (Sharknado) and was written by Caleb, Zimbardi, Woodrow Wilson Hancock III and Ferrante, the film stars James Zimbardi (Awaken the Shadowman), Dee Wallace (Halloween, E.T.) and Michael Pare (Streets of Fire). The film is financed by executive producer Gary Rubens and is produced by Hancock.
The psychological horror film is also confirmed for this month’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, with a panel featuring Anthony C. Ferrante, Dee Wallace, Skyler Caleb, James Zimbardi, Woodrow Wilson Hancock III, and Angie Teodora Dick. The filmmakers will debut the trailer as well as share exclusive first look footage. The panel will take place at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront at 5:15pm on Thursday, July 21.
Inspired by Germanic folklore, the story of Nix follows a tragedy at a mysterious lake and its frightening consequences as a shattered family unravels the truth.
Dee Wallace, an established film icon with roles in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Cujo, The Frighteners and Steven Spielberg’s E.T., stars as the family’s matriarch. The movie also features Skyler Caleb (Waking), Angie Dick (Zombie Tidal Wave) and introduces Niesha Renee Guilbot.
Anthony C. Ferrante directed the worldwide phenomenon, Sharknado and the subsequent sequels. This will be his first dramatic horror film since the 2005 hit Boo.
“Once we landed on the concept of Nix and realized its potential, I was excited to return to my horror roots with this elevated, original horror movie,” said Ferrante. “It was also a chance to dig deep into these fractured, haunted characters and explore the depth and emotion within this dark setting while still delivering solid thrills and chills. I’m very proud of the film we created and excited to work with 1091 Pictures to unleash it this fall just in time for Halloween.”
The rights for the domestic distribution deal were brokered by Jackrabbit Media's Jack Campbell on behalf of the filmmakers, who are also handling foreign sales on the title.
ABOUT 1091 PICTURES
1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, is a modern distribution partner for independent film and series owners based in New York and Los Angeles, offering content licensing and delivery to over 100 destinations in over 100 countries. The company represents over 500 filmmakers and distributors and has amassed over 150 award nominations, including two Academy Award® nominations, an Emmy nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Music Film, and over a dozen Spirit Awards nominations. 1091 Pictures’ diverse slate of releases include NYT Critics’ Picks such asThe Ghost of Peter Sellersand Grammy-Award WinnerLinda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, riveting sports stories such asA Kid From Coney Islandexecutive produced by Kevin Durant and featuring Stephon Marbury and Red Bull’sThe Dawn Wall, audience favorites such asThe Last Blockbuster, groundbreaking documentaries such as Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind and The Phenomenon, which reveal the latest intelligence on UFOs, and indie film hits such as Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. For more information, please visit: 1091pictures.com
ABOUT JACKRABBIT MEDIA
Jackrabbit Media LLC is an Arizona based worldwide sales and production company, founded by industry sales veteran Jack Campbell and his wife Rebecca Campbell. Jackrabbit has a number of titles in various stages of production and development including action/sci-fi feature Assassin 51 from Anthony E. Zuiker, the Creator of the CSI Franchise, to be produced by Zuiker, Campbell and Anthony Callie (Boss Level, Escape Plan 2: Hades, Acts of Violence) and Influencer, from writer/director/producer Kurtis David Harder (Spiral, Incontrol).
Jackrabbit’s sales slate includes supernatural sci-fi Jonah currently shooting in British Columbia and starring Osric Chau and Alaina Huffman; horror-thriller Eradication from The Boy Behind The Door and The Djinn producer Ryan Scaringe; fantasy action title Iké Boys starring Billy Zane; romantic sci-fi The Time Capsule from producer Amanda Marshall (God’s Country); horror western Ghosts Of The Ozarks with David Arquette and Tim Blake Nelson; and thriller Rushed starring Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Robert Patrick.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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