Three titles being repped by Exclusive Media at the American Film Market have been revealed. The first is Murder of a Cat, produced by Sam Raimi, Molly Hassell and Ivan Orlic. Currently in post-production and written by “New Girl” writers Christian Magalhaes and Robert Snow, the film stars Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed, J.K. Simmons, Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear and is a comedic murder mystery full of hilarious hijinks as the story follows Clinton Moisey, an endearing oddball who sets out to uncover the truth behind the secret double life of his murdered cat and finds himself in the middle of a city wide conspiracy, unexpectedly finding love along the way.
Next up is the supernatural thriller Shomer from producer Lawrence Bender and directed by Guillem Morales (Julia’s Eyes).
Presently in pre-production, Shomer will star Aneurin Barnard. Written by David Abram Nahmod Shomer follows 25-year-old Isaac (Barnard) who is chosen to be a shomer for the deceased, Dr. Penner, required by ancient biblical law to stay with the corpse and recite prayers until final burial. As Isaac begins his overnight vigil with the body, inexplicable occurrences begin to take place causing an investigation into Dr. Penners life that uncovers a horrific past full of cruel medical experimentation. Isaac realises that a powerful evil possesses Dr. Penner that has not been laid to rest and that he is no longer alone with the body. As the night wears on Isaac must confront his own haunted memories in order to face the demonic force now determined to destroy him.
Finally, supernatural thriller Out of the Dark is Luís Quílezs feature film directorial debut, written by Carriers writers David Pastor and Alex Pastor and produced by Dynamo, Apaches Entertainment, and XYZ Films.
The film follows Sarah Harriman (Julia Stiles) and her husband Paul (Scott Speedman) who have relocated their family to a small town in Colombia to take over her fathers business. As they settle into their new surroundings their young daughter Hannah begins to act strange, wandering off into the jungle as if following something, and suddenly falls ill. When Sarah and Paul begin to see disfigured ghost-like creatures around the house Hannah disappears. On a frantic search to find her they discover a shocking family secret and must uncover the truth in order to save their daughter.