Directed by Brayden DeMorest-Purdy
Written by Brayden DeMorest-Purdy, Co-written by Steven Roberts
Winner Best Canadian Feature, Best Actor 2019 Edmonton Festival of Fear
Winner Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor 2019 Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
Winner Best Cinematography 2019 Directors Cut Int’l Film Festival
Starring: Steven Roberts, Jeff Evans-Todd, Broadus Mattison, Christie Burke
Vortex Media is proud to announce the release plan for the psychological thriller Beyond the Woods. Available in the US, Australia and New Zealand exclusively on Tubi on December 1st. Beyond the Woods just hit Canada On Demand and on Digital HD, December 15th.
Beyond the Woods follows Detective Reeves’ investigation after the mysterious death of Laura Bennett and the disappearance of her brother Jack. The suspect at hand is Laura’s husband Andrew, who seems to be the only one to know where Jack really is. Detective Reeves must solve this never-ending puzzle, as Jack’s odds of survival are against him.
“Beyond the Woods is a psychological thriller at first glance, but the deeper you dig, it becomes so much more. This story is about family, loss, grief, survival, and how human nature can dramatically influence a situation, for better or for worse.” says director Brayden DeMorest-Purdy. “I hope this film will make audiences think and spark critical debate.”
The film stars Steven Roberts (In God I Trust, Tully), who also co-wrote alongside DeMorest-Purdy, and was nominated for a Leo Award for his performance, Jeff Evans-Todd (When We Rise), Broadus Mattison and Christie Burke (The Haunting of Bly Manor, Recon).
“We are extremely excited to be bringing Beyond The Woods to audiences in North America and throughout the world. Brayden DeMorest-Purdy is an exceptionally talented young director who we are proud to be partnering with.” Shares Rob Harrison, EVP of Distribution and Marketing for Vortex Media.
Echoing this sentiment, DeMorest-Purdy says “Partnering with Vortex Media is a filmmaker’s dream come true. As a filmmaker, you always want the best for your film. And Vortex has done that for us. They have a dedicated team that not only share the same excitement and goals for our film, but bring a high value to the team with fresh marketing strategies and long-term goals. Our partnership with Vortex Media has brought our dreams into reality, and we look forward to the future with them.”
After playing festivals worldwide such as Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival (Florida), Festival of Fear International Film Festival (Edmonton), Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival, Kamloops Film Festival, Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival, Derby Film Festival (UK), and Melbourne Lift Off Film Festival among others, Beyond the Woods will soon be available in Multiple Territories this December.
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 theatrical release of feature films and monetization across all platforms; Vortex International, a worldwide 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.
The Nerdy Kid Productions
The Nerdy Kid Productions started when a nerdy boy with a dream picked up a camera in 2010. Since the first day that camera started rolling, The Nerdy Kid Productions has produced many forms of visual storytelling. The Nerdy Kid Productions strongly believes that anyone with a dream can make it a reality through the lens of a camera. “Never Stop Dreaming, Always Dream Big” is what the company strives for. Today The Nerdy Kid Productions continues to grow with their dedicated team, while focusing on producing live-action narrative feature films, and other forms of visual storytelling.