A71 Entertainment & Black Fawn Distribution Acquire Canadian Rights To Black Fawn Films’ THE HERETICS From Breakthrough Entertainment. New Theatrical Schedule, Poster Released.
“Brutally unpredictable bombshells and harrowing chill aplenty.” – Scream Magazine
“A modern marvel of independent cinema.” – Modern Horrors
“One of the strongest horror outings that we’ve seen in 2017.” – In The Seats
A71 Entertainment has acquired the Canadian rights from Breakthrough Entertainment to distribute the horror feature The Heretics. A71 and Breakthrough will also be partnering with Black Fawn Distribution to help bring home the occult thriller to horror fans across Canada in early 2018. Directed by Chad Archibald (Bite, The Drownsman), produced by Black Fawn Films (Antisocial, The Sublet, Let Her Out) and distributed worldwide by Breakthrough Entertainment, The Heretics has been heating up the festival circuit with its world premiere at Toronto’s Canadian Film Fest with further premieres taking place at SITGES (Spain), Hardline Film Festival (Germany), and Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden). Following in the footsteps of his previous films, Archibald’s penchant for the sticky and the stomach-churning holds true with The Heretics, which is destined to become a horror classic with fans everywhere.
A71 has also announced a Canadian theatrical release for The Heretics through the Canadian Indie Film Series, a partnership created with Landmark Cinemas. The Heretics will hit Landmark theatres for a national special event premiere on November 1st, 2017. The weeklong national release run will then begin on November 3, 2017. A brand new theatrical poster for the film has also been released.
The official trailer for The Heretics can be viewed here: THE HERETICS – OFFICIAL TRAILER
The Heretics tells the pagan tale of Gloria, (Nina Kiri – Let Her Out, TV’s The Handmaid’s Tale) a young girl who is abducted by a troubled man (Ry Barrett – The Drownsman, The Demolisher) who claims that a cult is hunting her down. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but, while restrained, Gloria falls deathly ill. While her friends and family desperately search for her, the source of her illness becomes more apparent. She’s not sick…she’s changing.
Theatrical Dates – Starting Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Canadian Indie Film Series At Landmark Cinemas Across The Country
Landmark Cinemas 10 EXTRA Waterloo
Landmark Cinemas 10 New Westminster
Landmark Cinemas 10 Orleans
Landmark Cinemas 16 IMAX Country Hills Calgary
Landmark Cinemas 24 IMAX Kanata
Landmark Cinemas 24 IMAX Whitby
Landmark Cinemas 5 Columbia Cranbrook
Landmark Cinemas 5 Showcase Campbell River
Landmark Cinemas 7 Penticton
Landmark Cinemas 8 Avalon Nanaimo
Landmark Cinemas 8 Towne Winnipeg
Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre Edmonton
Landmark Cinemas Gr 10 Kelowna
Landmark Cinemas Paramount Kamloops
Landmark Cinemas Rialto Courtenay
“We are thrilled to be bringing The Heretics to theatres across the country. Our motto has always been to bring entertaining films to our audiences, and this film achieves that and more.”
– Chad Maker, Entertainment President, A71 Entertainment
“Chad Archibald and Ry Barrett have worked together for a long time and this is without a doubt their finest collaboration to date. Combine those elements with the strong performance from Nina Kiri and The Heretics is a film that you cannot miss on the big screen. We are unbelievably excited to be a part of this release with A71.”
– C.F. Benner, Sales Manager, Black Fawn Distribution
The Heretics tells the pagan tale of Gloria, (Nina Kiri – Let Her Out, TV’s The Handmaid’s Tale) a young girl who is abducted by a troubled man (Ry Barrett -The Drownsman, The Demolisher) who claims that a cult is hunting her down. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but, while restrained, Gloria falls deathly ill. While her friends and family desperately search for her, the source of her illness becomes more apparent. She’s not sick…she’s changing.
Cast And Crew
Directed by Chad Archibald (Bite, The Drownsman), written by Jayme Laforest (Bite), and produced by Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan and Christopher Giroux, The Heretics will be distributed worldwide by Breakthrough Entertainment. The Heretics stars Nina Kiri, Jorja Cadence, Ry Barrett, Nina Richmond and Will King and was executively produced by Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan and Peter Williamson.
About A71 Entertainment
A71 Entertainment is a dynamic boutique distributor on the Canadian Feature Film landscape. A71 focuses on acquiring award-winning and festival selected feature films, applying high level strategic thinking to all acquisitions from the earliest possible stages of a film’s development. The company sets itself apart by virtue of a commitment to marketing a title on all levels, from industry to audience, with a specific commitment to reaching and building a broader audience in Canada, while considering the holistic saleability of the product internationally. The company was founded by Chad Maker, David Miller and Kirk Comrie in 2013.
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. is an award winning producer and distributor of premium content for worldwide audiences. The entertainment studio’s operations include the development and distribution of feature films, television and digital content; international co-productions and production services. Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks amongst the industry’s most respected producers of high quality interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. Established over 30 years ago, Breakthrough’s library now boasts over 40 feature films and 4000 television episodes which air on major networks and digital channels across the globe. The studio has been recognized with international awards including numerous Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards, and Canadian Comedy Awards.
About Black Fawn
Black Fawn Films is an award-winning Canadian film production house dedicated to bringing amazing Canadian talent together in order to create horror films for horror fans. With 15 features (Antisocial, The Drownsman, Bed of the Dead) and over 100 music videos (City and Colour, Mötley Crüe, Baptized In Blood, Hell Yeah) under their belt, Black Fawn has become a staple in the Canadian and international film industry. Black Fawn’s distribution arm, Black Fawn Distribution, is also responsible for the physical release of multiple horror films within Canada. The company will help release its newest title, Bite, this year in conjunction with United Front Entertainment.
About Canadian Indie Film Series
The Canadian Indie Film Series is a national initiative helmed by A71 Entertainment in partnership with Landmark Cinemas. Launched in 2015 with THE VALLEY BELOW, the Canadian Indie Film Series screens a Canadian independent film the first Wednesday of select months throughout the year at Landmark Cinemas and in additional indie theatres across the country. With this access to a significant network of screens across the country, the Canadian Indie Film Series will give Canadian audiences unprecedented access to Canadian independent films, in cities where they would not have screened in the past. Past films in the series have included NUMB, CHOKESLAM, POPULATION ZERO, and many more.