Kevin Smith may have self-released his horror pic “Red State” in the U.S., but Phase 4 Films will take it north of the border, with the distributor snagging Canuck rights to the film.
Michael Parks, John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Kyle Gallner star in the movie about a group of teens whose online interactions lead them to a group of sinister fundamentalists. After its Sundance preem, Smith took the film on the road with 15 one-night screenings around the country, followed by Q&A sessions with Smith.
The Canuck deal was negotiated by Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg with Cinetic Media’s John Sloss, attorney Jerry Dasti and D2 Films’ David Dinerstein.
“Red State” acquisition follows on the heels of another Sundance pickup for Phase 4, which recently took U.S. rights to dark comedy “Another Happy Day” starring Ellen Barkin and Demi Moore.
Phase 4 targets a fall release for “Red State.”