Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, CA – March 7th, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Breakthrough Entertainment, have entered into an exclusive film deal to distribute the visceral body-horror feature Bite in the United States. Directed by Chad Archibald, produced by Black Fawn Films (The Drownsman), and distributed worldwide by Breakthrough Entertainment, Bite had a sensational premiere at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, where it won an Audience Award. Bite has recently played at numerous top international genre film festivals to press acclaim and great audience enthusiasm. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Nat Abraham, Partner and President at Breakthrough Entertainment.
Shout! Factory has secured all U.S. distribution rights to Bite including theatrical, broadcast, video on-demand, digital and home entertainment rights for cross-platform releases. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of this movie across multiple entertainment platforms beginning with a theatrical launch in early Summer 2016 through Shout’s genre entertainment imprint, Scream Factory.
“Bite gets under your skin in every possible way,” said Jordan Fields, VP of Acquisitions at Shout! Factory. “Chad Archibald and Black Fawn Films have crafted a stylish, kinetic and terrifying film with subtext that continues to disturb long after the movie is over.”
“Chad Archibald’s transformative story is a truly terrifying descent into madness and is a perfect fit for our Scream Factory family. We look forward to sharing this skin-crawling film with genre fans nationwide later this year,” said Jeff Nelson, Senior Director of Marketing for Scream Factory.
“We are thrilled to have Shout! Factory as our distribution partner in the US for Bite. Their enthusiasm and commitment to this film’s success is more than encouraging and greatly appreciated,” said Nat Abraham, Partner and President at Breakthrough Entertainment.
While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.
Breakthrough Entertainment presents a Black Fawn Films Production Bite. Directed by Chad Archibald, written by Jayme Laforest based on a story by Chad Archibald; produced by Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan, and Christopher Giroux; executive producers Nat Abraham, Tim J. Brown, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan, and Peter Williamson.
Bite stars Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers, Barry Birnberg, Daniel Klimitz, Tianna Nori, and Caroline Palmer.