XLRATOR MEDIA & INDUSTRYWORKS PICTURES PACT ON “WRECKER” AT AFM

LOS ANGELES (November 10, 2014) – XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights at the American Film Market to the demonic truck horror-thriller WRECKER from IndustryWorks Pictures, which is currently in post-production. XLrator Media will release the film in Summer 2015 on its acclaimed “MACABRE” genre label. IndustryWorks Pictures will release the film in Canada and is selling the international rights at AFM.

 

XLrator Media and IndustryWorks Pictures recently collaborated on the award-winning horror film and cult classic American Mary, which was produced by IndustryWorks Pictures and released in the U.S. by XLrator Media.

“Evoking such classics as Steven Spielberg’s Duel and Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, WRECKER’s monster-truck-from-hell will thrill and terrify audiences and make them reconsider that summer road trip” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

WRECKER stars Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods) and Drea Whitburn and is directed by Michael Bafaro. It is produced by Evan Tylor, John Curtis and Don Knodel. The story follows best friends Emily and Lesley as they take a road trip to a music festival in the desert. Emily “borrows” her boyfriend’s Mustang GT to make things exciting, but the partying ends when they find themselves pursued by a seemingly psychotic truck driver, who forces them to play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. With an unknown evil force bearing down on them and a long stretch of deserted highway ahead, their idyllic road trip becomes their worst nightmare.

WRECKER will revive the classic horror-thriller genre and keep audiences at the edge of their seats,” said Evan Tylor, CEO of IndustryWorks Pictures. “It was fun to create a modern genre film that pays homage to a classic. We don’t see a lot of originality anymore so we wanted to create something a little different this time.”

The deal was negotiated by Caterina Scrivano and John Curtis on behalf of Evan Tylor and IndustryWorks Pictures with Barry Gordon and Mike Radiloff on behalf of XLrator Media.

 

ABOUT XLRATOR MEDIA, LLC

One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) will release 20 films in 2014 including Academy Award-winner John Ridley’s JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix and SXSW hits HOUSEBOUND and THE MULE. XLrator Media is also the home of the acclaimed MACABRE and TURBO genre film labels. The company previously released such diverse films as THE MACHINE, CBGB, AMERICAN MARY, STORM SURFERS 3D, BANSHEE CHAPTER and IRONCLAD: BATTLE FOR BLOOD.

 

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS PICTURES – CANADA, INTERNATIONAL

IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content to through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  www.industry-works.com