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Vertical Entertainment Acquires Mickey Keatings’ SXSW Thriller ‘Pod’

Vertical Entertainment Acquires Mickey Keatings' SXSW Thriller 'Pod'

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Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Mickey Keating’s thriller “Pod.” The film premiered this year in the Midnight section of SXSW.

The film follows estranged siblings Ed (Dean Cates) and Lyla (Lauren Ashley Carter) who plan to stage an intervention on their paranoid, war veteran brother Martin (Brian Morvant). Ed and Lyla travel to their isolated family lake house after receiving a disturbing voicemail from Martin, only to discover that the house has been completely ransacked. The situation spins out of control when they learn that Martin has imagined an elaborate conspiracy theory in which he believes he has trapped a sinister entity in the basement.
“After the premiere of ‘Pod’ at SXSW, we knew we wanted to be involved in bringing Mickey’s clever and captivating vision to national audiences,” said Vertical Co-President Rich Goldberg. “We are thrilled to partner with XYZ Films and the incredible producers and talent of this supernatural, horror film.”
The film also stars John Weselcouch and Larry Fessenden. “Pod” will have a release in the fall of 2015.

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