Our good pal Justin McConnell is a busy man these days. A writer and director (Skull World, The Collapsed), Justin is also a Programmer & Special Projects Manager for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, plus he curates the Little Terrors Monthly Short Film Series in Toronto. He’s also an acquisitions rep for Indican Entertainment. The latest film the company has acquired is JUNKIE, described as a gritty dark comedy from director Adam Mason.
“JUNKIE is a mad slice of outsider cinema, something that we’re happy to bring to the audience it deserves,” McConnell exclusively tells Biff Bam Pop. ” If you want to see something darkly entertaining and outside the norm, it’s got you sorted.”
Check out the trailer and then read the press release after the jump!
Toronto, Canada – Oct. 2, 2013 – Indiecan Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Adam Mason’s gritty dark comedy JUNKIE, and will release the title on BluRay & DVD in North America, and across multiple V.O.D. platforms in Canada on November 12th. In addition, JUNKIE will be released on iTunes and all other leading broadband V.O.D. platforms in the U.S. and other English-speaking territories on the same date, in partnership with digital entertainment curator FilmBuff.
JUNKIE – Directed by Adam Mason (The Devil’s Chair, Blood River), and co-written by Mason and Simon Boyes, this twisted darkly-comedic tale of out-of-control addiction stars Daniel Louis Rivas as a man trying to go clean, and Robert LaSardo as his psychotic brother, who will do anything to stand in his way. Also starring Andrew Howard, Tomas Boykin and Tess Panzer.
A brand new trailer has just been released online, and can be seen here:
Junkie’s sale to Indiecan was negotiated by producers Daniel Louis Rivas and Charisse Sanzo, Indiecan CEO Avi Federgreen, and newly-hired acquisitions exec Justin McConnell.
Homepage – http://www.junkiemovie.com
New Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHb-q0h2CVQ
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/junkiethemovie
Indiecan Entertainment Links:
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