Female Directed Horror Movie “Awaken the Witch” Gets Distribution Deal
“Awaken the Witch”, a $10,000 HD horror movie written and directed by Dorothy Booraem, produced by Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc. was picked up by Gravitas Ventures/The Bosko Group for Video on Demand distribution in March 2010.
Written and directed by Dorothy Booraem, “Awaken the Witch”, a $10,000 HD horror movie, produced by Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc. and shot in Lincoln, Nebraska, was picked up by Gravitas Ventures/The Bosko Group for Video on Demand (VOD) distribution in March 2010. “Director Dorothy Booraem and the entire Unfiltered Entertainment team have created a truly terrifying and inventive horror film that will no doubt entertain horror fans,” said Mark Bosko, partner, The Bosko Group. “The VOD platform offers the perfect manner for viewers to discover and enjoy this movie and provides the filmmakers a broad audience that is not usually available to independent producers.”
The Gravitas VOD deal will make “Awaken the Witch” available to more than 15 million viewers across the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Gravitas programs films to dozens of cable, satellite, and telco VOD providers including Charter Communications, DISH Network, RCN, AT&T, Rogers and Verizon FIOS.
Influenced by Japanese horror, “Awaken the Witch” follows three friends who anger the spirit of an evil witch by playing a childrens game on her grave. As the witch’s spirit begins to take over their lives, the girls desperately search for a way to stop her.
Prior to “Awaken the Witch”, Dorothy Booraem wrote and directed the short “The Deadly Bridal Shower”, shot with fashion dolls in scale adjusted settings. This story of a woman who attends an old friend’s wedding shower but doesn’t fit in was an official selection of the 2007 Omaha Film Festival.
Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc. is an independent production company led by a team of producer/writer/directors – Chad Haufschild, Andrew Johnson and Dorothy Booraem. “Awaken the Witch” is their first feature. Principal photography for their second feature, “Blood Rites”, begins in April 2010.
The Bosko Group is led by Mark Steven Bosko, who has been helping filmmakers worldwide for more than 16 years find distribution and promotion for their projects. Widely known in the indie community, Bosko is a regular contributor to IndieSlate and MovieMaker magazines, is a regularly featured presenter at film festivals and other entertainment industry events, and is the author of the best-selling “The Complete Independent Movie Marketing Handbook,” “Top Ten Tips to Distribution” and “DVD on Demand.”