IFC Midnight announced today that it is acquiring U.S. rights to Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED, his modern Brooklyn-set Frankenstein adaptation. The film stars David Call (The Sinner), Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project), Alex Breaux (Bushwick), Ana Kayne (Another Earth), Chloë Levine (The Transfiguration, The Ranger), and Addison Timlin (The Town That Dreaded Sundown). The film world premiered in March at the IFC Center’s WhatTheFest?! and can next be seen at The Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans, and then will make its international premiere at Sydney Film Festival next month.
Fessenden, who heads the celebrated indie horror production house Glass Eye Pix, wrote the film and produced alongside Jenn Wexler and Chadd Harbold. Joe Swanberg, Edwin Linker, and Peter Gilbert served as executive producers for Forager Film Company and Andrew Mer was co-executive producer. No stranger to genre fans, Larry Fessenden has been a producer and actor on many break-out genre films from the past decade that have premiered at SXSW, Tribeca, Fantastic Fest and Sundance, and DEPRAVED marks his bold return to the director’s seat. IFC Midnight is planning a Fall release.
“I am truly jazzed to partner up again with IFC; they handle my whole canon of films and it feels like home. I look forward to getting this very personal monster movie out to the public in time for the Halloween season. Let’s do this!” said Fessenden.
The deal for the film was negotiated by Adam Koehler, Acquisitions Coordinator at IFC Films/Sundance Selects/IFC Midnight and Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms, and Joe Yanick of Yellow Veil Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.
Yellow Veil Pictures will launch international sales on the title at this month’s Marché du Film at Cannes Film Festival, DEPRAVED will screen for international buyers on May 19th.