Amplify Acquires North American Rights to ‘Felt’

Co-writer Amy Everson also stars in the film based on her own experiences

Amplify has acquired North American distribution rights to Jason Banker’s “Felt,” the company announced Tuesday.

Amy Everson co-wrote and stars in the film, which is a genre-bending narrative/documentary mix based on her own real life experiences.

In the film, Everson plays a young woman trying, and almost succeeding, to overcome both a past trauma and the subtle aggressions she experiences daily from the men in her world by immersing herself in her art. By re-appropriating the male form into an unpredictable alter ego, she may be pushing away her friends, but the power and domination she feels is the only thing that finally may allow her to heal. When she meets Kenny (actor/filmmaker Kentucker Audley), she slowly opens herself up to him, hoping to have her faith in men restored.

“Felt is the kind of film that defies genre in the absolute best way,” said Amplify’s Dylan Marchetti in a statement. “It’s a baseball bat to the face of rape culture, and that’s something that’s sorely needed. It’s cliché to say ‘I’ve never seen a film like this’, but I’ve never seen a film like Felt, and neither have you.”

Amplify is eyeing a US and Canadian release in April 2015, with a digital/home video release to follow.