IFC Midnight acquired the domestic rights to “Backcountry.”
Written and directed by Adam MacDonald, “Backcountry” follows a busy executive and her sporadically employed boyfriend who take a break from city living for a few days of camping. When they have an unsettling encounter with a stranger wandering through the woods alone, they take an impromptu detour that leaves them at the mercy of the wilderness and its ferocious inhabitants. The film had its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film stars Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campbell, and was produced by Thomas Michael. The film was executive produced by Jeff Roop, Michael Baker and Brandon Baker.
IFC Midnight recently acquired the U.S. rights to Schorr Pictures’ “Inner Demons,” which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Established in 2010 the New York-based company is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science-fiction, thrillers, erotic art house and action. IFC Midnight’s upcoming releases include Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” the Vicious Brothers’ “Extraterrestrial.” IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC.