Hold your breath, the Drownsman is coming
Directed by Chad Archibald
Written by Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald
Fantasia International Film Festival 2014
Saturday, August 2, 5:15 PM
DB Clarke Theatre (1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve)
Black Fawn Films -the team that brought you the instant sensation, Antisocial – is back with The Drownsman, making its world premiere on Saturday, August 2 at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.
Executive Produced by Nat Abraham, Marina Cordoni, Ira Levy, Mike McGuigan, and Peter Williamson from Breakthrough Entertainment.
After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Madison’s friends attempt an unconventional intervention in which they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of this figure that haunts them, it reaches out and begins dragging them to a horrifying place that they can never come back from.
“We were thrilled with the success of Antisocial’s World Premiere at Fantasia last year,” says Breakthrough Entertainment’s EVP Feature Films, Tim Brown, “and can say without hesitation, if that’s what Antisocial did last year, wait till this year when we present The Drownsman – you haven’t seen waves like this before.”
Archibald, is no stranger to genre film, at just 22 years old, he wrote and directed Desperate Souls. With his co-writer, Cody Calahan (director of Antisocial) they’ve worked together on Neverlost, Septic Man and the upcoming Ejecta. The industrious team including producer Christopher Giroux, filmed The Drownsman in Mount Forest, Ontario over 17 days.
“For me, there isn’t a better place to present The Drownsman than at Fantasia International Film Festival,” says director and co-writer Chad Archibald. “They are genre fans just like us and we couldn’t be more excited and honoured to be releasing our latest film to the world at Fantasia.”
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a world-class studio, being a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. http://www.breakthroughentertainment.com/
About Black Fawn Films
Black Fawn Films, created in 2008, is a Canadian Independent Film Production house dedicated to bringing together amazing Canadian talent to produce high concept films and television. With 17 features (Antisocial, Neverlost, Bounty Hunters) and over 125 music videos (Theory of a Deadman, City & Colour, Megadeth) under their belt, Black Fawn Films has become a staple in the Canadian and international film and music video industries. http://www.blackfawnfilms.com/