North American rights to director Chris Peckover’s feature debut “Undocumented” have been acquired by IFC Midnight. Written by Peckover and Joe Peterson, the film stars Scott Mechlowicz (“Eurotrip”), Alona Tal (“College”) and Yancey Arias (“Knight Rider”) and had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest last September.
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IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Chris Peckover’s feature debut “Undocumented.” The film, which was also penned by Peckover along with Joe Peterson, stars Scott Mechlowicz (“Waiting Forever,” “Eurotrip”), Alona Tal (“College”), Yancey Arias (“Knight Rider”), Greg Serano, and Kevin Weisman. Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu alongside Josh Finn produced the project, which world premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2010.
In “Undocumented,” a small group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the trials and inequities faced by Mexican illegal immigrants. When they join a group of families illegally crossing the border to record the experience firsthand, their truck is pulled over and detained. What happens next plunges their group into unimaginable horror.
President of IFC Films/Sundance Selects, Jonathan Sehring, said: “‘Undocumented’ is part of the great tradition of political horror flicks that find the scariest things don’t have to be made up, because they exist within our society. We’re thrilled to introduce it to the world.”
Added producer Keith Calder, “‘Undocumented’ is a film that grabs the viewer with its intense style and thought provoking subject matter, and we’re excited to be working with IFC Midnight who has introduced audiences to so many awesome groundbreaking genre films.”
The deal for “Undocumented” was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Josh Braun at Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Midnight is a sister division to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.