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iW NEWS | IFC First Take to Scare Up “The Last Winter”

iW NEWS | IFC First Take to Scare Up "The Last Winter"

All North American rights to Larry Fessenden‘s eco-horror thriller “The Last Winter” have been acquired by IFC Entertainment under its day and date distribution banner IFC First Take, the company’s president Jonathan Sehring has announced. Arianna Bocco, Vice President of Acquisitions and Productions negotiated the acquisition of the film with Sarah Lash from Cinetic Media who represented the filmmakers. The film, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and will screen at this week’s Los Angeles Film Festival, centers on a team of people working to exploit oil resources in Alaska and become tormented by an unseen entity. After one crewmember is found dead, disorientation slowly claims the sanity of the other members of the team as each of them succumbs to an unknown fear. “‘The Last Winter’ is an exciting, scary and thought provoking thriller that can best be described as John Carpenter‘s classic horror film ‘The Thing‘ meets Al Gore‘s ‘An Inconvenient Truth,'” stated Sehring in a statement. “Larry is a filmmaker we have long admired and we are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to release one of his films.” [Brian Brooks]

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