Things have been going great for filmmakers Scooter Downey and Sean Elliot as their It’s In The Blood, starring horror icon Lance Henriksen, has acquired worldwide distribution. Read on for the details.
The award-winning psychological thriller will receive a VOD release by Gravitas Ventures and Koan Inc. on October 26 on iTunes, Amazon and Vudu. There are also festival dates scheduled. Check the press release below for upcoming festival screenings.
From the Press Release
Filmmakers Scooter Downey and Sean Elliot are proud to announce that their first feature film, It’s In The Blood, has recently been acquired for distribution by Gravitas Ventures (North American Video On Demand) and Koan Inc. (North American all non-digital and all rights foreign).
One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son (October) and his estranged father (Russell) embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured and strands them in the wild, it is up to October to save them both. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so does their concept of reality. Horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions, is it all in their heads, or could the truth be far more terrible? Lance Henriksen stars in this nightmarish descent into the very heart of darkness where more than your guilt can eat you alive.
Best known for his roles as Karl Bishop Weyland in the Aliens franchise and Frank Black in the TV series “Millennium,” Lance Henriksen has amassed a resume that would put most actors to shame in a career spanning more than 50 years. Lance has worked with some of the greatest directors of all time, including James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and Sidney Lumet, and his characters have been killed by some of Hollywood’s greatest monsters, including the Terminator, the Predator and the Alien. With 15 projects in 2011, this versatile actor shows no signs of slowing down.
A Feature Selection in numerous film festivals in 2012, It’s In The Blood has already won two Grand Prize Awards, seven Best Picture Awards, four Best Actor Awards, one Best Music Composition Award and two Runner Up Awards.
It’s In The Blood will be screening at two prestigious film festivals in the months to come: Shriekfest LA and The Austin Film Festival. Now in its 12th year, Shriekfest has established itself as one of the top sci-fi/horror film festivals in the world and has been voted by Moviemaker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee as well as one of the top 13 film festivals to die for.
The Austin Film Festival is in its 19th year and is renowned for bringing together some of the top talents in the industry. Past participants of the festival and conference include Sydney Pollack, Wes Anderson, James L. Brooks, Joel and Ethan Coen, Russell Crowe, Barry Levinson, Robert Altman, Darren Star, Robert Duvall, Buck Henry, Dennis Hopper, Lawrence Kasdan, John Landis, Claire Danes, Garry Shandling, Susannah Grant, Bryan Singer, Oliver Stone, Sandra Bullock, Jason Schwartzman, Harold Ramis and Owen Wilson, to name just a few.
It’s In the Blood is an altogether new cinematic movement. At its core a father-son story, the film is a deconstruction of the prototypical ‘creature feature’, incorporating elements of mystical realism and psychological thriller. This new movement in film is called a psyche-saga. Downey defines a psyche-saga as “a new movement within the film art, wherein the artist renders one story through three different domains of stylized imagery — poetic representations of the mind, body and spirit on a singular path of transformation.”
The filmmakers behind It’s In The Blood are proud to have partnered with Gravitas Ventures and Koan Inc. and look forward to presenting It’s In The Blood to North America via VOD (ITunes, Amazon and Vudu) on October 26th, 2012. Other platforms and regions will be available in the near future.
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