IFC plans an early summer theatrical launch with a day-and-date VOD release.
The low-budget film, produced by Braxton Pope, raised coin via new-media strategies that included crowdfunding and online casting.
The launch will include a screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, followed by a conversation with Schrader and Kent Jones, director of programming of the New York Film Festival. Schrader presented a class on crowdsourcing and DIY production at last year’s fest.
“This film is a wild ride through the psyche of Bret Easton Ellis courtesy of Paul Schrader,” said IFC’s Jonathan Sehring. “Lindsay Lohan is terrific as Tara and James Deen will be a big surprise for people. We are thrilled that the filmmakers’ adventure in filmmaking 2.0 has brought them to our door.”
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The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Alexis Garcia at WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers.