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Mary Elizabeth Winstead-Starring Cult Drama 'Faults' Picked Up by Screen Media Films

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire August 26, 2014 at 1:04PM

The SXSW drama will be distributed by Screen Media Films.

Following its world premiere at South by Southwest earlier this year, Screen Media films has acquired the U.S. rights to spooky drama "Faults," which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead. 

READ MORE: SXSW Review: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Stars In 'Faults,' a Bizarre Cult Comedy With Surprises In Store

The first feature by Riley Stearns, "Faults" features Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Claire, a young woman immersed in a mysterious cult known as Faults. Desperate to get her back, her parents hire cult expert Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) to kidnap her. 

"Riley's debut film is an incredibly strong one – we were blown away with his vision and execution after seeing it at SXSW," said Seth Needle, Director Acquisitions & Marketing at Screen Media. "To create such incredible characters, environment and unnerving tone in his first film is truly impressive."

Screen Media plans to release the film nationwide March 6, which will be accompanied by VOD platform release. 

This article is related to: Faults, Acquisitions, Screen Media Films, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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