Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired U.S. rights to Jerome Sable’s feature film debut “Stage Fright,” world premiering in the Midnighters section at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Sable previously directed the award-winning short “The Legend of Beaver Dam” (which you can view below).
Here’s the synopsis per Magnet:
“Scream” meets “Glee” in this dark comedy musical about a starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother. Instead she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.
Magnet is releasing the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand April 3, followed by a theatrical release May 9.