IFC Midnight Acquires SXSW Thriller ‘Wake’

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Chad Feehan’s psychological thriller Wake (review) following its world premiere at SXSW earlier this year. Feehan also wrote the screenplay and produced the film, along with Amanda Micallef and Lea-Beth Shapiro. Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone and Afemo Omilami star in the story of two people en route to a wedding who stop off at a sinister motel in the Mojave Desert. IFC will release through its IFC Midnight VOD pipeline. Click the title for stills and more.
Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and Adrienne seem destined for a life of genuine love and happiness. Road-weary, they decide to stop for the night at lonely Roy’s Motel and Cafe. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and surreal place with an unsettling mix of travelers, including front-desk manager Frank and his promiscuous wife Sandy. Ultimately, these ill-fated lovers lead Paul and Adrienne down a path of tense and emotionally charged experiences. In the end, a horrifying secret from Paul’s past is revealed with grave consequences for all parties involved.