IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Dennis Iliadis’ supernatural thriller "+1," which stars Rhys Wakefield ("The Purge") Ashley Hinshaw ("Chronicle"), Logan Miller and Natalie Hall.
Written by Bill Gullo and based on a story by "Last House on the Left" director Iliadis, "+1" premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest Festival.
Story follows three college friends who go to the biggest party of the year, each looking for something different: love, sex and a simple human connection. When a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the party, it quickly descends into chaos that challenges their friendships and survival skills.
Tim Perell ("World’s Greatest Dad") produced the film, which was executive produced by Brothers Strause, Edson Williams, Thomas Nittmann and Guy Botham. The movie was shot by cinematographer Mihai Malmaire, who did gorgeous work on Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."
"+1" is a Process Production in partnership with leading VFX company Lola/Hydraulx ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"), which provided visual effects for the film.
"Dennis Iliadis has created a sexy, thrilling mind-bender that delivers on many levels. We look forward to bringing it to the widest audience possible," said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
Deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.