Vega, Baby! Acquires Horror Film 'The Man in the Orange Jacket' (Exclusive)

Orange Jacket Still - H 2014
<p>Orange Jacket Still - H 2014</p>   |   Courtesy of Locomotive Productions
First-time director Aik Karapetian helmed the Latvian slasher film.

Vega, Baby!, a Singapore-based distribution company, has acquired the North American distribution rights to the horror film The Man in the Orange Jacket

The deal for the Latvian slasher-thriller excludes French-speaking Canada.

Written and directed by first-time helmer Aik Karapetian, The Man in the Orange Jacket follows the story of a wealthy business man (Aris Rozentals) who lays off his striking workers, one of which exacts some lethal revenge on his former boss and his family, eventually taking over their lives.

The film screened at multiple festivals including Canada's Fantasia, BFI London, Telluride Horror and Austin's Fantastic Fest, where Karapetian won the jury prize for best director.

Vega, Baby! is planning a theatrical and VOD release, and will announce a date shortly.

"Punctuated with moments of terror, violence and insanity, The Man in the Orange Jacket is an elevated horror film inspired by classics like Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho," said Vega, Baby! president and CEO Adam Ripp.

The Hollywood Reporter's London review called the film "a stylish, ambitious, politically charged psycho-thriller." The review went on to say The Man in the Orange Jacket should appeal to "genre fans who favor highbrow psychological mystery over high body counts."