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Alchemy Acquires Post-Apocalyptic Thriller ‘The Survivalist’

Alchemy Acquires Post-Apocalyptic Thriller 'The Survivalist'

READ MORE: Tribeca Review: Riveting ‘The Survivalist’ is ‘Mad Max’ in the Countryside

Alchemy has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Stephen Fingleton’s post-apocalyptic thriller “The Survivalist,” starring Martin McCann, Mia Goth and Olwen Fouéré. The drama premiered to positive reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. 

“The Survivalist” is the near future story of a man living out a meager existence on a secluded smallholding deep in the forest. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his farm, his loneliness drives him to strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy arrangement that threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.

“‘The Survivalist’ is a fresh, tense thriller that keeps you thinking while on the edge of your seat,” said Brooke Ford, Alchemy’s EVP of Marketing. “Stephen is a brilliant new talent. This is exactly the kind of discovery we’re looking to ensure reaches the widest audience possible.”

The script for the film was featured on the Hollywood Blacklist in 2012 and topped the Brit List in 2013. No release date has been set yet.

READ MORE: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmmakers #8: Stephen Fingleton Paints an Inverted Portrait of Sexual Politics in ‘The Survivalist’

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