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[Sundance ’12]: ‘The Pact’ Helps Spark Multi-Year Production Deal

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Nicolas McCarthy’s The Pact, which debuted at Sundance as a short some time ago, will have its feature length premiere at this year’s Sundance tonight.

The film, along with movies like The Divide has helped spark a new production deal between Content and Preferred Content. The two companies already have basically the same name, so it should be easy for them to decide upon a shingle banner.

Per Deadline, “Content Film has made a multi-year production deal with Preferred Content partners Ross Dinerstein and Kevin Iwashina. Essentially, Content will finance as many as six elevated genre films over the next two years. The latest collaboration between Content and Preferred Content is ‘The Pact’, the genre film that premieres tonight at midnight… Dinerstein would raise the under $2 million budgets, Content would sell international and Iwashina would sell North American rights. The new deal allows Dinerstein to focus on producing and not have to raise the funds.

Agnes Bruckner (Venom, Vacancy 2, The Woods, Kill Theory), Sam Ball (“The Event”), Haley Hudson (“Ghost Whisperer”, Killer Pad) and Kathleen Rose Perkins (“Lie to Me,” “Trust Me”) and Casper Van Dien also star in the ghost story said to be in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Dario Argento’s Suspiria and Hideo Nakata’s Ringu, “as a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother’s death, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.

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