Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Dan Berk and Robert Olsen's Body
. The film premiered at Slamdance and will play next at the Stanley Film Festival, the genre festival that takes place in the hotel that inspired The Shining
A darkly funny and twisted journey taking place entirely on one unforgettable Christmas Eve, Body revolves around a trio of college co-eds whose dalliance with breaking-and-entering goes horribly awry. Sneaking off to a secluded mansion to party, the young girls are faced with dire choices after they unexpectedly encounter the property's groundskeeper. Following a freak accident, the girls find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian nightmare steeped in tension, suspicion, double-crossing, and murder, where no one is to be trusted and a new twist lies around every corner.
The film stars Joe Swanberg regular Helen Rogers, Alexanadra Turshen, and Lauren Molina (Martha Marcy May Marlene
). Many will recognize actor and producer Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here
) in the titular role of the groundskeeper.
About the acquisition, O-Scope's Dan Berger and David Laub said, "Body is an absolutely wonderful discovery -- an incredibly clever, resourceful thriller that crafts excitement, tension, and piquant black humor out of the most basic of setups: three girls, a house, and a body at the foot of the stairs. Dan Berk and Robert Olsen are major new filmmaking talents, and we are thrilled to be bringing their debut feature out into the world."
Filmmakers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen said, ""We're honored and excited to have found a partner in Oscilloscope. Their brand and approach to distribution are really in line with how we always envisioned bringing our movie to audiences. They're the perfect home for Body."
Below is a set of stills from the film, as well as its trailer. Enjoy!
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