Gravitas Ventures recently aquired U.S. VOD rights to Jug Face (read our review), the tense horror-thriller that was written and directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle. The film was produced by Andrew van den Houten (Funeral Kings, The Woman) and Robert Tonino (Home Movie, Ghoul) for Modernciné, and stars Lauren Ashley Carter (The Woman), Sean Bridgers (Deadwood), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead) and Daniel Manche (The Girl Next Door). The film was executive produced by Lucky McKee, Arrien Schiltkamp and Loren Semmens. Jug face won the Slamdance Grand Prize Screenwriting Award in 2011 and debuted as a Special Screening selection at this year’s festival.
Check out the new one-sheet for the film slated for a July Pre-Theatrical VOD premiere, followed by a national theatrical roll out.
“Ada, her family and a small isolated backwoods community worship a mysterious pit. The pit has the power to heal and protect all who honor it but at a deadly price…it demands an occasional sacrifice. The pit communicates through the local potter who, while in a trance, crafts ceramic jugs that carry the face of a person to be sacrificed to the entity that lives within it. Ada has a secret about the latest jug face that she’s determined to keep hidden but the pit demands a sacrifice and unleashes an evil onto the community until it gets who it really wants.” READ MORE
Slamdance has set its special screenings program along with the launch of its Slam Collective collaboration program.
Slamdance, launched 18 years ago as an alternative to Sundance, has alrady unveiled its competition lineup with 10 narrative films and eight documentaries — including 13 world premieres. The fest will take place Jan. 20-26 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn.
While we wait for any more genre offerings, the special screenings announcement included the world premiere of Chad Crawford Kinkle’s horror drama Jug Face, starring The Woman‘s Lauren Ashley Carter and Sean Bridgers, pictured right, along with Sean Young, Larry Fessenden and Daniel Manche; and Philippe Caland’s “Vipaka,” starring Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker and Ariana Neal.
“Jug Face,” which tells the story of a teen, pregnant with her brother’s child, who tries to escape from a backwoods community when she discovers she must sacrifice herself to a creature in a pit, was the grand prize winner of the 2011 Slamdance screenwriting competition. Producers are Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for MODERNCINÉ.
Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that Moderncine’s next film will be called Jug Face and will be shooting in Nashville, TN in April. As a fan of The Woman I’m pretty excited about the package they’ve put together.
Lauren Ashley Carter and Sean Bridgers (both from The Woman) will be playing the lead roles of Ada and Dawai. The rest of the ensemble cast includes Larry Fessenden (Stake Land, I Sell The Dead) and Sean Young (Blade Runner, Wall Street) playing husband and wife as Ada’s parents and Graham Patrick Martin (“Two and a Half Men”, Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door) playing Ada’s brother, Jessaby.
Writer/Director Chad Crawford Kinkle will be helmer and Cinematographer Chris Heinrich will be shooting. Producers are Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino(Brian Keene’s Ghoul/The Woman) for MODERNCINÉ. Kinkle’s original script for the film won Slamdance’s screenplay competition last year.
“‘Jug Face’ tells the story of a teen, pregnant with her brother’s child, who tries to escape from a backwoods community when she discovers she must sacrifice herself to a creature in a pit.”
Thanks to John Marrone for the heads up. READ MORE