LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2013) – XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the sci-fi action-thriller THE SCRIBBLER, starring Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse), Gina Gershon (Bound), Sasha Grey, Garret Dillahunt (Winter’s Bone, The Road), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Billy Campbell (The Killing).  XLrator Media will release the film in theaters in Fall 2014.

THE SCRIBBLER follows Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn," an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being "cured," she's haunted by a thought... what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?

“Combining cool sci-fi elements with ass-kicking action from a cast of hot and talented actresses, The Scribbler captures the mind-bending, anarchistic spirit of the original graphic novel and brings it thrillingly to the big screen,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

The film from New Artists Alliance is directed by John Suits and written by Daniel Schaffer, who also penned and illustrated the original 2006 graphic novel on which the film is based. The film is produced by NAA’s Gabriel Cowan and Ken F. Levin of NightSky Productions and is executive produced by Kerry Johnson as well as Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller of Caliber Media. This is the fifth major sale this year for New Artists Alliance including SXSW hit BAD MILO! and SXSW Audience Award Winner CHEAP THRILLS.  

"New Artists Alliance have pulled off a remarkable adaptation, staying true to the themes of the graphic novel while adding a wealth of visual treats I never even thought of. Fans of the book won’t be disappointed. Fans of Katie Cassidy may actually pee themselves when they get a load of her performance as Suki,” said Daniel Schaffer.

The deal was negotiated by Barry Gordon and Mike Radiloff on behalf of XLrator Media and Traction Media on behalf of the filmmakers.



XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) is a multi-platform releasing company founded by industry veteran Barry Gordon. It is focused on acquiring feature films, event programming and libraries, in addition to producing programming for enthusiast genres and categories that are under-served by the major studios and most independents. Recent XLrator Media releases include Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku, Killing Bono, Knuckle, We The Party, 96 Minutes, Assassin’s Bullet, Blood Money, Brawler, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, Outpost: Black Sun, The Thompsons, Allegiance, Thale, American Mary, Storm Surfers 3D, CBGB and the upcoming Banshee Chapter.     



New Artists Alliance is committed to giving opportunity to first time filmmakers, outside the Hollywood system. Gabriel Cowan and John Suits founded NAA in 2008 and have produced 16 feature films under its banner including WHY NOW?! (Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei), JUST BEFORE I GO (directorial debut of Courteney Cox starring Seann William Scott, Olivia Thirlby, Kate Walsh), CHUCK HANK AND THE SAN DIEGO TWINS (Coatwolf's follow up to BELLFLOWER), CHEAP THRILLS (Pat Healey, Ethan Embry, David Koechner), 3 NIGHTS IN THE DESERT (Wes Bentley, Amber Tamblyn) directed by Cowan, THE SCRIBBLER (Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Eliza Dushku and Gina Gershon) directed by Suits, STATIC (Milo Ventimiglia, Sara Shahi, Sara Paxton), which Cowan and Suits co-wrote, The SXSW hit EXTRACTED, which Cowan and Suits co-wrote with the director and BAD MILO! (Ken Marino, Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton).