Writer/director Ivan Kavanagh’s psychological horror film “The Canal,” which recently had its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, has been acquired by independent music, film and video distribution company The Orchard for all U.S. and Canadian rights.
“The Canal,” starring Rupert Evans and Antonia Campbell-Hughes, will be released through the company’s horror film brand Shock Till You Drop. The film follows the life of a family who moves into a period house by the canal as David, the head of the family, becomes consumed by suspicions of infidelity and visions of an evil presence.
“We’re excited to release the film through an innovative film
distributor like The Orchard who is focused on digital releasing with a
theatrical campaign, creative online marketing and sales transparency,”
said AnneMarie Naughton, Producer at Park Films. “Their passion and
strong commitment to securing the film was clear from the outset and we
look forward to working with them on it; their partnership with Shock
Till You Drop will ensure horror fans discover our movie.”