Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, acquired North American rights to the paranormal-themed horror/thriller CURSE OF AURORE in January. The film is now available to rent and own on DVD and U.S. digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media.
CURSE OF AURORE tells the story of what occurs when a “dark web” USB drive reveals chilling footage of three American filmmakers researching a historic child murder in rural Quebec. The true child murder case is that of Aurore Gagnon — a girl who died as a result of brutal child abuse inflicted by her parents in 1920. As the three filmmakers search for inspiration in the quiet farm town of Fortierville, the place where Aurore died and is buried, they witness a number of bone chilling paranormal occurrences ultimately leading them to an attempt to communicate with the deceased child. Armed with a stolen book called “Languages of the Dead,” and a rosary from Aurore’s childhood home, the filmmakers take part in a make-shift seance, foolishly releasing a demonic force that can only be contained through a brutal and archaic ritual.
Directed by Mehran C. Torgoley, CURSE OF AURORE was written by Llana Barron & Mehran C. Torgoley. The ensemble casts includes Llana Barron (‘Lena’), Lex Wilson (‘Aaron’), Jordan Kaplan (‘Kevin’), Agathe Salzmann (‘Chantal’), Casey Nolan (‘Self’), Roxane Delisle (‘Blanche’), and Mike D. Smith (‘Mr. Gagnon’).
CURSE OF AURORE was produced by Llana Barron, Minna Brighton, Kevin Pardo, and Mehran C. Torgoley.
“My goal was to elevate the found footage genre by making the viewer not just a voyeur, but to feel like they are an active participant in the supernatural events of the film,” said filmmaker Mehran Torgoley. “CURSE OF AURORE is an ode to the filmmaker’s journey. It portrays the intimate struggle that so many filmmakers go through to bring their visions to life, and the sacrifices made along the way. I’m excited and proud to bring the film to the USA through our partnership with Freestyle Digital Media and kick off 2021 with a bang.”
Freestyle Digital Media’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire CURSE OF AURORE directly with producers Kevin Pardo and Llana Barron.
CURSE OF AURORE website: www.curseofaurore.com
CURSE OF AURORE trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_koawiiqMwI
About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, the animated feature HELL & BACK starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk, and THE GIRL IN THE BOOK with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.