The Heretics (2017) - Trailer
Genres: Horror, Fantasy
Cast: John Migliore, Ry Barrett, Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith, Ty Phoenix, Codey Huber, Christopher Giroux, Anna Jane Edmonds, Penny Rothwell, Justin Reu, Colin Price, Gina Simone, Alex Loubert, Jay Stephens, Nina Richmond, Julie Docherty, Jamie Kiff, Will King, Bailey Mackay, Vincent Moskowec, Julie C. Sheppard, Connor Green, Shardath Maharaj, Austin Duffy, Melanie Turner, Blair Scriven, Sid McMillan, Jeffrey Wolf, Tim Sheridan, Rachel Sellan, Jen Gorman
Director(s): Chad Archibald
Trailer: The Heretics (2017)
A notorious cult kidnaps a young girl, and sacrifice themselves by the light of the locust moon. The next morning the girl awakes...
Press Release: TORONTO, CANADA (June 27, 2017) - From Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment, the team that brought you the smash indie hits, Bite, Let Her Out, Bed of the Dead and Antisocial, brings what Howard Gorman at Scream Magazine calls "Brutally unpredictable bombshells and harrowing chills aplenty" - THE HERETICS. The Heretics also graces the June (2017) issue of Scream Magazine with a full front cover feature and extensive interview with Black Fawn Films inside.
The official trailer for The Heretics is here; starring Nina Kiri (TV"s The Handmaid"s Tale, Let Her Out), Ry Barrett (The Drownsman, Neverlost, and The Demolisher) and, with a breakout performance from Australian new comer Jorja Cadence. The Heretics was produced by Cody Calahan, Chad Archibald and Christopher Giroux with cinematography by "Bed of the Dead" director Jeff Maher.
Director Chad Archibald said, "This film has been a journey and we"re excited to finally be sharing it with audiences across the world. This trailer kicks off a slew of exciting announcements that will be coming in the next few weeks."
Following the success of BITE, Chad Archibald returns with writer Jayme LaForest to create a film that"s a mixture of cult possession and body-horror. The Heretics follows a young girl, Gloria who is abducted by a man, after he claims that a cult is hunting her. As Gloria begins falling ill and undergoing frightening transformations, we realize that the cult isn"t the only thing that she, or her captor needs to fear.
After a successful industry screening at the 2017 European Film Market and sold out World Premiere at The Canadian Film Fest in March, The Heretics is currently on its worldwide festival tour with a number of festivals being announced in the coming weeks. The Heretics is Black Fawn"s eighth film in the initial series of films with Breakthrough, following a recent renewed commitment for more films that will feature increased budgets and a more aggressive casting strategy. Pre-production for Archibald"s next feature entitled "I"ll Take Your Dead" has already started.
Owen Kelly, International Sales & Acquisitions Executive - Feature Films at Breakthrough Entertainment said, "After two packed screenings in Berlin and Toronto, it is exciting that the full trailer is now ready for release to mass audiences. Horror fans were treated with a teaser in March but we can build the anticipation for the film even further with this bone chilling trailer."
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. is an award-winning producer and distributor of premium content for worldwide audiences. The entertainment studio"s operations include the development and distribution of feature films, television and digital content; international co-productions and production services. Breakthrough"s digital media division ranks amongst the industry"s most respected producers of high quality interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. Established over 30 years ago, Breakthrough"s library now boasts over 40 feature films and 4000 television episodes which air on major networks and digital channels across the globe. The studio has been recognized with international awards including numerous Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards, and Canadian Comedy Awards. www.breakthroughentertainment.com. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.
About Black Fawn
Black Fawn Films is an award-winning Canadian film production house dedicated to bringing amazing Canadian talent together in order to create horror films for horror fans. With 15 features (Antisocial, The Drownsman, The Sublet, Bite, Let Her Out, Bed of the Dead, The Heretics) under their belt, Black Fawn has become a staple in the Canadian and international film industry.
www.blackfawnfilms.com. Follow @BlackFawnFilms on Twitter.
DIRECTED BY: CHAD ARCHIBALD
WRITTEN BY: JAYME LaFOREST
CAST: RY BARRETT, NINA KIRI, JORJA CADENCE
PRODUCED BY: CODY CALAHAN/CHAD ARCHIBALD/CHRISTOPHER GIROUX
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: NAT ABRAHAM, IRA LEVY, MICHAEL McGUIGAN, PETER WILLIAMSON
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JEFF MAHER
SCORE BY STEPHANIE COPELAND
EDITOR: NICK MONTGOMERY
BLACK FAWN FILMS
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Synopsis:A notorious cult kidnaps a young girl, and sacrifice themselves by the light of the locust moon. The next morning the girl awakes, caked in dried blood and surrounded by corpses...but safe - or so she thinks. Years later, the locust moon is about to rise again and the girl is captured once more by a surviving member of the cult. She is taken to a remote cabin where she learns that a demon has been growing inside of her all these years, and before the dawn it will rise.