Avi Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment is launching a genre-focused distribution arm, hot on the heels of releasing Junta Yamaguchi’s time paradox comedy Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes.Red Water Entertainment will serve as a home for genre cinema from around the world, focused on bringing North American audiences high-quality cinema with no language or regional barriers.It will work primarily in the horror, science fiction and action genres, but will release films from the vast spectrum that the term ‘genre’ encompasses. “There’s a lot of wonderful genre cinema that never sees the light of day in North America, and I’m excited to help some of these films find the audiences they deserve,” said Federgreen.Red Water’s launch slate comprises six diverse films that will release late this year.
They are Stefano Lodovichi’s The Guest Room (aka The Room; Italy), John Farrelly’s The Sleep Experiment (Ireland), Carlo Lavagna’s Shadows (Italy/Ireland), Rasmus Merivoo’s Kratt (Estonia), and Xiaofeng Li’s Back to the Wharf (China), which will be released in Canada and the US.
Karen Lam’s Canadian feature The Curse of Willow Song will be a Canada-only release.Rights for The Guest Room were secured through Gaetano Matorino of True Colours, Shadows through Catia Rossi of Vision Distribution, for Kratt with Justyna Koronkiewicz of Media Move and producer Tõnu Hiielaid, and Back to the Wharf with Fen Chen of Rediance Films.
Negotiations over The Sleep Experiment and The Curse of Willow Song were handled directly with the filmmakers.The Guest Room follows Stella, who decides to take her own life, until a stranger knocks at her door claiming the guest room he booked for the night.Read more on deadline.com