Mark and Jay Duplass have signed a seven-picture distribution deal with the Orchard following a strong opening for their sex comedy “The Overnight.”
The Orchard will take worldwide theatrical and ancillary rights to films produced by Duplass Brothers Prods. The seven films are part of the SVOD Netflix partnership that the brothers signed in January.
Horror comedy “Creep” will be the first title covered under the deal, following its June 23 release on iTunes for three weeks prior to its Netflix release. “Creep” debuted at Sundance with Mark Duplass producing and co-starring with the film’s director, Patrick Brice.
Creep, a horror film starring Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass, is a Duplass Brothers Production film that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The indie will be available on iTunes exclusively on Tuesday, June 23 for a 3-week period (prior to the Netflix release).
“The Overnight,” starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling and Jason Schwartzman, opened to $62,000 at three theaters over the weekend. Brice directed and the Duplass siblings produced.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better working relationship with Jay and Mark on ‘The Overnight’ — they have been amazing collaborators who share our passion for telling compelling stories, fostering new talent and finding disruptive new ways to reach audiences,” said Paul Davidson of the Orchard. “Needless to say, we are pumped to expand our partnership with them on this great slate of exciting new films.”
Other titles covered by the deal include Hannah Fidell’s “Six Years,” starring Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield; J. Davis’ “Manson Family Vacation,” starring Jay Duplass and Linas Phillips; and four unnamed films produced by Mel Eslyn for Duplass Brothers Prods.
The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners and Josh Braun Submarine Entertainment, with Danielle DiGiacomo from the Orchard. The Duplass Brothers are repped by ICM Partners.
The news was first reported by Deadline.