Toronto: IFC Midnight Picks Up North American Rights to Zack Parker’s 'Proxy'

4:03 PM PST 09/11/2013 by Tatiana Siegel , Pamela McClintock
TIFF

The thriller, which made its world premiere in the Vanguard section of the Toronto Film Festival, will get a theatrical and VOD day-and-date release.

TORONTO -- IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Zack Parker’s thriller Proxy, which was written by Parker and Kevin Donner.

Proxy made its world premiere Sept. 10 in the Vanguard section of the Toronto International Film Festival and will play next at the 2013 Fantastic Fest. IFC Midnight is planning a theatrical and VOD day-and-date release for the film.

VIDEO: 'Proxy' Trailer

Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe and Joe Swanberg star in the film, which centers on a pregnant young woman who seeks consolation in a support group after she is viciously attacked by a hooded assailant. Gradually she comes to realize that nothing and no one in her life are as they appear.

Proxy was produced by Parker and Faust Checho and executive produced by Mike Khamis.

"We were thrilled by the twists and turns of Proxy, and we are even more thrilled to be bringing this shockingly powerful film to audiences through IFC Midnight," Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring said. "Zack Parker has crafted a truly unique experience, and we are excited to be working with him."

The deal for the film was negotiated by Sundance Selects/IFC Films' Arianna Bocco. XYZ Films' Nate Bolotin repped the filmmakers.

IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

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