New York, NY (July 13, 2011) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Chris Peckover’s feature debut UNDOCUMENTED. The film, which was also penned by Peckover along with Joe Peterson, stars Scott Mechlowicz (WAITING FOR FOREVER, EUROTRIP), Alona Tal (COLLEGE), Yancey Arias (KNIGHT RIDER), Greg Serano, and Kevin Weisman. Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu alongside Josh Finn produced the project, which world premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2010.
In UNDOCUMENTED, a small group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the trials and inequities faced by Mexican illegal immigrants. When they join a group of families illegally crossing the border to record the experience firsthand, their truck is pulled over and detained. What happens next plunges their group into unimaginable horror.
President of IFC Films/Sundance Selects, Jonathan Sehring, said: “UNDOCUMENTED is part of the great tradition of political horror flicks that find the scariest things don’t have to be made up, because they exist within our society. We’re thrilled to introduce it to the world.”
Added producer Keith Calder, “UNDOCUMENTED is a film that grabs the viewer with its intense style and thought provoking subject matter, and we’re excited to be working with IFC Midnight who has introduced audiences to so many awesome groundbreaking genre films.”
The deal for UNDOCUMENTED was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Josh Braun at Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Midnight is a sister division to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.
Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science-fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. Its unique distribution model makes independent genre films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes. Some of the company’s successes have included Tom Six’s controversial horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), Johnnie To’s Hong Kong revenge thriller Vengeance, and James Gunn’s Super starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon. Upcoming IFC Midnight releases include Miguel Angel Vivas’ powerful and shocking home invasion flick Kidnapped and Tom Six’s highly anticipated frightfest The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence). IFC Midnight is a sister division to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.