Strand Releasing has announced that it has acquired all US rights to “Refuge,” written and directed by Jessica Goldberg based on her own play. The film stars Krysten Ritter as Amy, a young woman raising her brother and sister after her parents skipped town, who brings home a mysterious drifter, dramatically shifting the dynamics of the family.
“Jessica and we are great admirers of Strand Releasing through their hard work on sophisticated movies like ‘Girlfriend,’ ‘Tyrannosaur’ and ‘California Solo.’ It is a big win for us as filmmakers to find a distributor like Strand that loves your movie and fights for it to reach the proper audiences,” said Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier, the film’s producers.
Ritter was excited to play a character that could have existed in her rural hometown. “She’s a girl with really no hope and no future. It was pretty heavy. For me it was a great opportunity to sort of get down and dirty and back to the basics. It wasn’t about anything but the work.”
Brian Geraghty, Logan Huffman and Madeline Martin also star in the film, which first premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2012.