IFC Midnight to Birth Antibirth


After a successful premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Antibirth has landed distribution with one of horror’s best friends! Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
IFC Midnight announced today that the company has acquired US rights to Danny Perez’s ANTIBIRTH. The film, written and directed by Perez, stars Emmy-nominated Natasha Lyonne, Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actresses Chloë Sevigny and Meg Tilly, as well as Mark Webber. The film was produced by Cole Payne, Roger M. Mayer, David Anselmo, Justin Kelly, and Lyonne. ANTIBIRTH had its world premiere in the Midnight section of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

In ANTIBIRTH, trailer dweller Lou (Lyonne) and her best friend, Sadie (Sevigny), spend most of their nights steeped in a murky haze of pot smoke and booze-filled TV-watching sessions, venturing out on occasion to party in a desolate community full of drug-addled ex-Marines and other miscreants of society. After an otherwise normal night of self-destructive behavior, Lou awakens with symptoms of a bizarre illness and psychosomatic, recurring visions that she can’t seem to shake. Unfazed, she continues with her hard-living ways, but even her frequent bong rips don’t fully explain the shitstorm swirling around in her head. Without being able to remember anything from the night before, she struggles to get a grip on the reality of her situation as unusual conspiracy theories begin to arise. As her symptoms grow at a rapid pace, something otherworldly has infected her body, and try as she might, it refuses to be ignored.

“I’m excited to be teaming up with IFC Midnight. Their passion and understanding of this film felt like the perfect way to bring this unique story to the world,” says Perez. “Natasha’s bold performance brings this challenging character to humorous life in ways fans of Lyonne haven’t seen her before. It was a pleasure to collaborate with such great talent.”

IFC Midnight notes: “Perez has created a visually-captivating, punk rock thriller that’s enhanced by a cast of charismatic, genuine characters. We at IFC Midnight are very excited to bring his film to US audiences.”

The deal for the film was negotiated with Preferred Content and Traverse Media on behalf of the filmmakers. Green Light International is handling international sales.

IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.








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