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October 9, 2012 3:47 PM
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IFC Midnight Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller 'Crawlspace'

'Crawlspace' IFC Midnight

IFC Midnight has acquired all North American rights to the sci-fi thriller “Crawlspace,” directed by Justin Dix. The film will have its North American premiere October 18 at ScreamFest.

Ditch Davey, Amber Clayton, Peta Sargeant, Nicholas Bell, John Brumpton and Leslie Simpson star in the story of a group of elite soldiers that infiltrate a top-secret Australian military compound only to discover that it’s a testing ground for something sinister. Dix, Eddie Baroo and Adam Patrick Foster wrote the screenplay.

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Dix also produced along with John Finemore and Nicholas Sherry; Greg McLean, James Hoppe, Silvio Salom, Stephen Wools and Craig McMahon are executive producers.

"‘Crawlspace’ is the best sci-fi action film I've seen in a long time, from the great concept to production design that would be the envy of Ridley Scott and James Cameron,” said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. “We are thrilled to be announcing Justin Dix as a new major voice in genre cinema and look forward to distributing the film across all of our platforms."

Sundance Selects/IFC Films exec Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

A sister label of IFC Films and Sundance Selects, IFC Midnight has recently released “Sexual Chronicles of a French Family,” “The Pact” and “The Snowtown Murders.” Forthcoming releases include “The Incident,” “Room 237” and “The Taste of Money.”

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