Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the dark thriller “Blow the Man Down,” from first-time feature filmmakers Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole.
The film is set to make its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month — it had its premiere at Tribeca in April, where it won Best Screenplay. It will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Sophie Lowe, Morgan Saylor, June Squibb and Marceline Hugot star in the film that is set in a salty fishing village on Maine’s rocky coast. Grieving the loss of their mother, Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly cover up a gruesome ruin with a man that is very dangerous, and forcing them into hiding to uncover the town’s deepest secrets.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring ‘Blow the Man Down’ to our global Prime Video audience and for the world to discover directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy,” Julie Rapaport, co-head of movies at Amazon Studios, said. “They brilliantly executed and created an authentic world that draws you in immediately, keeping the viewer on edge till the very end.”
The directors added: “We’re thrilled ‘Blow the Man Down’ has found its dream home at Amazon Studios. The film has been a part of our lives for a long time and we love that Amazon shares our passion for this salty story world. We’ve always seen ‘Blow the Man Down’ as an inter-generational story, and we know that Amazon will be able to reach a wide and enthusiastic audience.”
The film is produced by Secret Engine’s Drew Houpt and Alex Scharfman, and Tango Entertainment’s Tim Headington and Lia Buman. Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and Lucas Joaquin executive produced.
The deal was negotiated by CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.