IFC Heads into the Backcountry for New Acquisition Deal


backcountryIFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to Adam MacDonald’s Backcountry from Fella Films.

The film, written and directed by MacDonald, stars Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour and Nicholas Campbell, and was produced by Thomas Michael.

The film was executive produced by Jeff Roop, Michael Baker and Brandon Baker.

Backcountry had its world premiere in September to rave reviews at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

In the film, a busy executive and her sporadically employed boyfriend are preparing to take a break from city living for a few days of camping. When they have an unsettling encounter with a stranger wandering through the woods alone, they take an impromptu detour that leaves them at the mercy of the wilderness and its ferocious inhabitants.