IFC Midnight has announced its acquisition of US distribution rights to femme-centric western and supernatural horror film, The Wind. The film was directed by Emma Tammi, written by Teresa Sutherland, and produced by Soapbox Films and Divide/Conquer. The Wind premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, and just screened at this year’s Fantastic Fest. The film stars Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zuckerman, Dylan McTee, and Miles Anderson.
On top of a female-led writer/director team, the film also boasts an array of talented female crew members such as production designers Hillary and Courtney Andujar, set decorator Elsbeth Mumm, along with film editor Alexandra Amick.
Critics have hailed the film as “a nightmarish yet empathetic exploration of domestic solitude, skillfully conjuring — in bone-chilling visual and sonic strokes — an indescribable spectre that seems to emanate from the abyss of the night itself.”
“Emma Tammi’s impressive debut into narrative filmmaking starring a break out performance from Caitlin Gerard packs the kind of fierce ingenuity we are continually searching for when we distribute films. We’re thrilled to bring such an intelligently crafted and distinct vision in the horror genre to audiences around the country,” said Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, co-presidents of IFC Films/Sundance Selects.
“IFC’s history of cultivating large audiences for smart, genre-bending films makes them the ideal partner to bring this beautiful, thought-provoking, and ultimately horrifying film to market. It is an important time to champion storytelling that takes risks, and IFC emboldens those narratives that challenge and move us, while entertaining. We are very excited to be part of the family and look forward to working with their talented team to bring THE WIND to the U.S. audience,” said in a statement from director Emma Tammi with producers Christopher Alender and David Viste.
The Wind is currently slated for wide release in 2019.