Canadian distro outfit United Front Entertainment grabs a pack of gory Northern frights
Canada’s genre distribution machine United Front Entertainment (UFE) just announced the acquisition of Canadian digital and home entertainment rights of a slate of features produced by Black Fawn Films, 5’7 Films and WANGO Films under the banner of leading Canadian studio Breakthrough Entertainment.
UFE will coordinate the DVD, Blu-ray and digital distribution of seven feature films to horror fans across Canada.
The deal, which initially kicked off with the Digital release of Chad Archibald’s Bite on August 2 followed by the DVD/Blu-ray release on September 6th, will ensure that Canadian audiences will be enjoy a constant stream of gruesome and tense tales from the comfort of their couches. Another title from the creators of Bite is Bed of the Dead, which recently had its sold out World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival to much praise and rave reviews. Additional titles in the deal with Breakthrough include Black Fawn titles: Antisocial 2, The Sublet as well as the recent title Haunted House on Kirby Road produced by 5’7 Films and Farhope Tower from WANGO Films.
“We are ecstatic to be working with the incredibly talented teams at Breakthrough Entertainment. Fantasia has been instrumental in uniting like-minded filmmakers and distributors who share a passion for genre fare. We look forward to a long and beautiful friendship,’ says Rob Herholz Co-founder of United Front Entertainment.
The rights deal was cultivated by Nat Abraham President of Distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment along with Susan Curran and Rob Herholz Co-founders of United Front.
“We are extremely excited to finalize this deal with UFE and we are proud of all our genre producers for their tireless work and dedication to horror fans everywhere,” says Nat Abraham, President, Distribution of Breakthrough Entertainment. “We have watched them work passionately on these films and it is something special to see them flourishing in their craft.”
UFE also secured Canadian digital and home entertainment rights from Breakthrough to Toronto filmmaker Ryan Andrew’s Save Yourself produced by Post City Films.