A Super Channel Fuse Original Movie by Vortex Media
Vortex Media, Super Channel and Blood In the Snow Film Festival are proud to reveal the official trailer for the Super Channel Fuse Original horror feature, ANYTHING FOR JACKSON. The film, which kicks off the 2020 virtual edition of Toronto’s renowned Blood In The Snow Film Festival, is set to premiere on October 28th on Super Channel Fuse and will be available on Super Channel On Demand the following day.
“We are thrilled to be working with Super Channel to present this year’s festival,” said Kelly Stewart, Festival Director. “We couldn’t be more excited to kick things off with a film featuring so many heavy weights in the Canadian horror scene.”
“We are excited to reveal this first look at ANYTHING FOR JACKSON to horror fans” said Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel. “We are thrilled with the positive reception that the film has received from critics so far and are very proud that it will open the BITS festival on Super Channel Fuse next week.”
Hot off its festival tour at the Fantasia International Film Festival, and NightStream (a collaboration between Boston Under- ground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Fest, The Overlook Film Festival and Popcorn Frights) ANYTHING FOR JACKSON comes home to Canada this Halloween. It continues on the festival circuit at the Abetoir: The International Horror Festival of Wales on Halloween night and follows with the UK’s SoHo Horror Film Festival in November.
“Vortex Media has been an absolute pleasure to work with; giving us the freedom every filmmaker dreams of, along with the tools and support to make all of our ideas a reality. I couldn’t imagine making this movie with anyone else,” said Director Justin G. Dyck. “It’s been an honor for Super Channel to have entrusted their brand with our creative vision to be the first horror genre Super Channel Fuse Original Movie. To launch it in partnership with Blood in the Snow, is truly an opportunity only made possible by the unique circumstances of the pandemic.”
The film stars Sheila McCarthy (Die Hard 2, The Umbrella Academy), Julian Richings (Orphan Black, Supernatural), Kon- stantina Mantelos (A Christmas Crush), Josh Cruddas (Polar), and Yannick Bisson (Another Wolfcop, Murdoch Mysteries). Anything For Jackson is produced by Bill Marks (The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw, Wolfcop), Christopher Giroux (I’ll Take Your Dead, The Oak Room), Keith Cooper and Justin G. Dyck with executive producers Jesse Ikeman (A Perfect Plan, Sur- vival of the Dead), Justin Rebelo (United We Fan, Room For Rent) & Audrey Cummings (She Never Died, Berkshire County).
After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), a doctor, kidnaps his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unbornchild. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.
“Vortex Media couldn’t be prouder of Vortex Productions in collaboration with Justin G. Dyck and Keith Cooper on the reception ANYTHING FOR JACKSON has received from the horror community and beyond,” said Justin Rebelo, CEO, Vortex Media. “The unique launch of this title as a Super Channel Fuse Original Movie gives access to this film for just a subscription to Super Channel. During a time when Halloween looks a little different due to the pandemic, we hope this provides a fun ride for viewers in the comfort of their homes.”
About Vortex Media
Vortex Media is a boutique studio bringing together global distribution and film and television production across all genres. It comprises three divisions: Vortex Canada, specializing in the theat- rical release of feature films and monetization across all platforms; Vortex International, a world- wide sales and distribution company; and Vortex Productions, an in-house production company with the resources to self-finance and produce feature films and made-for-television movies.
About Super Channel Entertainment Network
Super Channel is a national pay television network, offering subscribers exceptional entertainment value, uncut and commercial-free, with four diverse channels – Super Channel Fuse, Super Channel Heart & Home, Super Channel Vault and GINX Esports TV Canada – plus, access to Super Channel On Demand where available by service provider.
Super Channel’s mission is to entertain and engage Canadian audiences by providing a unique and exclusive entertainment experience. With a core foundation of integrity and accountability, we dedicate ourselves to implementing innovative programming strategies and unparalleled teamwork that provides viewers with exceptional value and variety.
About Blood in the Snow Festival
The Blood in the Snow Film Festival is a unique and imaginative showcase of contemporary Cana- dian horror, genre and underground cinema that exists to challenge social boundaries, explore ar- tistic taboos and support and exhibit independent Canadian genre media artists. BITS takes place in Toronto, Ontario and brings together audiences, media coverage, community partnerships and the filmmaking industry to exhibit and celebrate Canadian genre film.