Bridey Elliott's 'Clara's Ghost' Lands at Orion Classics for North America

CLARA'S GHOST Still 1 - Sundance 2018 - Publicity - H 2018
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Elliott's directorial debut will be released in theaters and on VOD later this year.

Orion Classics has picked up North American and Latin American rights to Bridey Elliott’s Sundance drama Clara's Ghost.

Orion, recently relaunched by MGM as a multiplatform distribution label, will release the comedic mystery — featuring members of the Chris Elliott clan, including Saturday Night Live alum and comedian daughter Abby and actor-filmmaker Bridey — this fall in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD.

Set over the course of a single evening in the Reynolds family home in suburban Connecticut, Clara's Ghost follows Clara Reynolds who, fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural force she believes is haunting her.

Clara's Ghost marks the directorial debut for Bridey Elliott, who also wrote and stars in the pic. “I grew up in a family who treasures the art of filmmaking, so being able to work with my dad, mom, sister and the rest of this incredible cast on my first feature is a dream come true," she said in a statement. "I am so glad that Orion Classics is helping to bring Clara’s Ghost to a wider audience after our world premiere at Sundance this year.”

The ensemble cast includes Chris Elliott, Isidora Goreshter, Haley Joel Osment and Paula Niedert Elliott as Clara. The film debuted at Sundance in January and will continue its festival play at BAMcinemaFest on June 21.

Clara's Ghost was produced by Smudge Films and Nighthorse Productions, with Rachel Nederveld and Sarah Winshall sharing producer credits and Christopher Burch, Chloe Gordon and Daniel Powell executive producig.