Breakthrough Entertainment and Black Fawn Films Invite Viewers for a First Look Inside Northern Gothic Thriller, The Oak Room

Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment Inc., the filmmaking team
behind such genre hits as I’ll Take Your Dead, Let Her Out, and Antisocial, have released the official trailer and poster for
their newest collaboration, The Oak Room, a dark thriller set in a remote and winter-ravaged Canadian town. The film
stars actors RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Peter Outerbridge (Suicide Squad, V-Wars) and Ari Millen (Orphan Black, I’ll Take
Your Dead).

The thriller sees RJ Mitte in the lead role opposite character actor Peter Outerbridge and rising star Ari Millen. “It was an
amazing experience working with Cody and the Black Fawn team to tell the unique and surreal story in The Oak Room,”
states Mitte. “From the cast to the crew in Canada, where we filmed this, it was such a great group to work with. I’m so
excited for this project to come out!”

The Oak Room marks another ambitious and exciting departure for Black Fawn Films. The character-driven and dramatic
thriller blends the rural isolatation of “No Country For Old Men” with the small town, gothic claustrophobia of “Frailty.”
Director Cody Calahan teamed up with writer Peter Genoway to adapt Genoway’s stage play The Oak Room into the
feature-length film. The original stage production took home first-place honors at the Toronto Fringe Festival in the
prestigious “New Play Contest” category while also being selected as a Patron’s Pick (Theatre Passe Muraille’s top box
office earner).

“The Oak Room became more and more of a personal project for me after each step of development,” explains Calahan.
“My son was born right before we went to camera and a lot of the stories in the film revolve around the relationships that
exist between fathers and sons. At each stage of the process, I found myself reflecting on what the mystery of this story
truly meant to me. I’m excited to see how it will connect with different audiences out there and what people will take away
from it.”

Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. and Black Fawn Films recently brought The Oak Room to Cannes’ virtual film market
“Marche du Film” where first viewings of the film took place.

“We’re really excited to bring this riveting, northern gothic thriller to market,” states Breakthrough Entertainment’s Vice
President of Distribution Craig McGillivray. “The Oak Room features some truly amazing performances from RJ Mitte,
Peter Outerbridge, and Nicholas Campbell. This film is the type of story that will have audiences on the edge of their seats
and instantly wanting to re-watch it.”

During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he
was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night’s events quickly
spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double crosses and shocking violence.

Cast and Crew
The Oak Room stars; RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Peter Outerbridge (Suicide Squad, V-Wars), Ari Millen (Orphan Black, I’ll
Take Your Dead, Darken), Martin Roach (The Shape of Water, Diary of the Dead, The Expanse), Nicholas Campbell
(Black Mirror, Antiviral, Da Vinci's Inquest), David Ferry (The Boondock Saints, Legion, Hell on Wheels) and Amos
Crawley (The Virgin Suicides, Private Eyes).

Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan, and Ari Millen produced the film, with cinematography by Jeff Maher who also co-
produced the project. Christopher Giroux acted as associate producer on the film while Ira Levy, Nat Abraham, Michael
McGuigan, and Mark Myers are executive producers. The Oak Room was made with the support of partnerships with
William F. Whites, Panavision Canada, and Redlab.

Written by Blacktooth

(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.