IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Adam MacDonald’s thriller “Backcountry,” starring Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour and Nicholas Campbell. Produced by Thomas Michael and executive produced by Roop, Michael Baker and Brandon Baker, the film had its world premiere and drew strong reactions at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September.
“Backcountry” follows a busy executive (Peregrym) and her sporadically employed boyfriend (Roop) as they take a break from city living for a few days of camping. When they have an unsettling encounter with a stranger wandering through the woods alone, they take an unexpected detour that leaves them at the mercy of the wilderness and its ferocious inhabitants.
Cinetic Media negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
Next up for IFC Midnight is the theatrical release for Sundance horror hit “The Babadook” on November 28.