'Prey' is first catch for Leomax


Leomax Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the Norwegian psychological horror film "Cold Prey" from Sweden's AB Svensk Filmindustri.

The film, directed by Roar Uthaug, will have a limited theatrical release followed by home video distribution in the U.S. and Canada by Anchor Bay Entertainment through Leomax's genre label, Indigomotion.

"Prey," which had its U.S. premiere at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, revolves around a group of college friends on a snowboarding expedition forced to take shelter in an abandoned ski lodge during a storm. It was written by Thomas Moldestad and produced by Magne Lyngner and Martin Sundland.

"Prey" marks the first acquisition for Leomax, headed by Ingo Vollkammer and his partner Scott Einbinder. Leomax, launched in February with backing from Zurich-based parent company Leomax AG, has a multipicture co-financing and distribution arrangement with Starz Home Entertainment for the production and acquisition of films.

The deal was negotiated by Einbinder on behalf of Leomax and Ann-Kristin Westerberg for AB Svensk.