EXCLUSIVE: Shudder has snapped up rights for North America, the UK and Ireland to You’ll Never Find Me, an Australian horror thriller marking the feature directorial debut of Josiah Allen and Indianna Bell, from international sales agent Blue Finch Films. The Shudder Original is next set to play Fantastic Fest, after world premiering at Tribeca in June, and will launch on the platform in 2024.
Brendan Rock stars as an isolated man living at the back of a desolate caravan park who is visited by a desperate young woman (Jordan Cowan) seeking shelter from a violent storm. As the savage storm worsens, these solitary souls begin to feel threatened — but who should really be afraid? In addition to writing the script, Bell produced with Allen, Jordan Cowan, and Christine Williams.
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“Josiah and Indianna bring a taught, tense, and twisted two-hander. Relenting and exciting,” said Emily Gotto, who serves as VP, Global Acquisitions and & Co-Productions at Shudder. “You’ll Never Find Me creeps under your skin and stays there. Delighted to bring these talented new directorial voices to Shudder and beyond.”
Added the filmmakers, “We are absolutely thrilled to be joining the Shudder family. We know our film has found its perfect home amongst the strange, spooky and sinister films on the streaming service and can’t wait to share You’ll Never Find Me with American and UK audiences next year.”
In addition to You’ll Never Find Me, Shudder titles screening at Fantastic Fest — which is taking place from September 21-28, in Austin, TX — include Infested, The Sacrifice Game, V/H/S/85 and When Evil Lurks. The deal was negotiated by Mike Chapman of Blue Finch on behalf of the filmmakers and Gotto on behalf of Shudder.
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