RLJE Films has snagged the North American rights to the wildly popular film Offseason, which made it world-premiere at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival.
Written and Directed by Mickey Keating (Darling, Carnage Park, Psychopaths) and starring Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil) and Joe Swanberg (You’re Next, The Sacrament), this American Gothic horror follows a woman (Donahue) who travels to a desolate island town after receiving a mysterious letter and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare.
Written, directed, and produced by Mickey Keating whose work includes Darling, Carnage Park, and Psychopaths, and was the host of the Shudder Original Series “The Core.” Offseason marks his third film to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and his third collaboration with producer Eric B. Fleischman.
Writer-director Mickey Keating states, “Working with RLJE and Shudder to release OFFSEASON is an absolute dream. Over the years they have become an unparalleled force releasing some of the most innovative, original, and exciting genre films in the world. I couldn’t be more excited to now be a part of that and can’t wait to terrify audiences everywhere.”
Shudder’s General Manager, Craig Engler had this to say: “With OFFSEASON, Keating has crafted an eerie, chilling nightmare that will haunt viewers with its uncanny terror and bone-deep sense of dread, anchored by a mesmerizing lead performance from Donahue,”
RLJE plans to release Offseason in theaters early next year followed by the film’s release on Shudder in 2022. The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto of Shudder, Mark Ward of RLJE Films, and Gregory Chambet on behalf of WTFilms with CAA’s Nick Ogiony on behalf of Defiant’s Eric B. Fleischman and Maurice Fadida. The film was produced by Maurice Fadida and Eric B. Fleischman through their label Defiant Studios and financed by Kodiak Pictures.