Today IFC Midnight announced that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Emma Tammi‘s haunting western The Wind.
Produced by Soapbox Films and Dive/Conquer, The Wind made its World Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to an excited crowd and will screen at Fantastic Fest this weekend.
“Director Emma Tammi and writer Teresa Sutherland have embarked on a nightmarish yet empathetic exploration of domestic solitude, skillfully conjuring — in bone-chilling visual and sonic strokes — an indescribable specter that seems to emanate from the abyss of the night itself. Hailed by critics as a femme-centric western and supernatural horror.”
Caitlin Gerard (Insidious: The Last Key) stars alongside, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zukerman, Dylan McTee, and Miles Anderson. The Wind also features an array of talented female creatives at the helm and in front of the camera, showcasing work from production designers Hillary and Courtney Andujar, set decorator Elsbeth Mumm along with film editor Alexandra Amick.
Emma Tammi’s impressive debut into narrative filmmaking starring a break out performance from Caitlin Gerard packs the kind of fierce ingenuity we are continually searching for when we distribute films. We’re thrilled to bring such an intelligently crafted and distinct vision in the horror genre to audiences around the country,” said Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, co-presidents of IFC Films/Sundance Selects.
IFC’s history of cultivating large audiences for smart, genre-bending films makes them the ideal partner to bring this beautiful, thought-provoking and ultimately horrifying film to market. It is an important time to champion storytelling that takes risks, and IFC emboldens those narratives that challenge and move us, while entertaining. We are very excited to be part of the family and look forward to working with their talented team to bring THE WIND to the U.S. audience,” said in a statement from director Emma Tammi with producers Christopher Alender and David Viste.
The deal was negotiated by IFC Midnight with ICM Partners/XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
The Wind is set to blow in sometime next year.