VIGILANTISM + VOYEURISM: ‘HUNTING LANDS’ (2018) RECEIVES US RELEASE DATE

“Completely riveting” – QuietEarth.

Los Angeles, CA (March 12, 2019) – North of Two announces Writer/Director Zach Wilcox’s (Cornered, Legend of the Red Reaper) eight-time award winning slow-burner, ‘HUNTING LANDS’, will receive its US release today, March 12th, learned Horror Society exclusively. 

“Part revenge picture, part atmospheric thriller, and part character study, HUNTING LANDS is quite the surprise,” wrote Screen Anarchy.   

Co-written with four-time winner, Josh Amato (Hunting Lands, Found You Righteous, Invisible Witness), HUNTING LANDS follows Frank Olsen (Marshall Cook), a reclusive veteran who lives amongst the isolated, icy woodlands of Michigan, yearning to escape from the complexities of the modern world. But, Frank’s silent and solitary lifestyle is suddenly disrupted after he witnesses an attempted murder by an unknown culprit (Joe Raffa) on his property. Discovering Maggie (Kenya Reynolds), a discarded, beaten woman, fighting for her life in the snow, Frank must decide if he’s willing to risk his obscurity to confront the imperfections of civilization, to seek the truth and instill justice for the fateful stranger. 

As a slow-burn thriller, HUNTING LANDS takes a simplistic and minimalistic approach, providing little dialogue and allowing the visuals and actions to relay all the information needed. Suspenseful and enthralling, HUNTING LANDS is “the kind of film that digs a burrow inside your brain, crawls inside your psyche’ and creates a psychological itch that can’t easily be scratched. It’s the kind of film that starts off quietly, then plays ping-pong with your emotions once you’ve gotten to know these characters and you understand, really understand, what’s going on,” wrote The Independent Critic.

Capturing breathtaking, snowy Midwestern winter to the eerie, desolate in the woods, six-time award winning cinematographer / executive producer, Edwin Pendleton Stevens (HBO’s The Defiant Ones), immerses the audience within the engaging mystery-thriller, gripping with tension, waiting on edge for what comes next. HUNTING LANDS made its premiere last March at the Cinequest Film Festival and has continued on the festival circuit successfully, receiving eight wins and ten nominations. Such accolades include receiving the Silver Remi Award for Best Dramatic Feature (WorldFest Houston), Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay – Feature (IIFC), Best of Festival (Alexandria Film Festival) and also received Best of Festival for Best Cinematography at the Richmond International Film Festival and at Newport Beach Film Festival. 

North of Two will release HUNTING LANDS onto various US streaming platforms (Amazon, DIRECTV, Vudu, Vimeo on Demand, Fandango, Sling/Dish) beginning March 12th. Watch the official trailer here: https://youtu.be/WxX4UMrpDo8

ZACH BROWN'S SEVEN-TIME WINNING 'HARD SURFACES' LANDS US RELEASE

If you could only choose one – your career, your significant other, or keeping your 9-year-old niece out of a children’s home – what would you choose?

 

Los Angeles, CA (March 5, 2019) – North of Two – Adrian, a functioning drug addict and famous photographer, inherits his sister’s 12-year-old daughter when she dies and must face the life changes of becoming a responsible parent.

North of Two announces the release of Writer-Producer, Zach Brown’s directorial debut, HARD SURFACES (2017) onto US digital platforms today, March 5th. Watch it on DIRECTV here.

 

The seven-time award-winning dramatic narrative film, previously titled The Moleskin Diary, is a heartwarming and compelling feature following Winston-Salem photographer, Adrian Trace (Shawn Pyfrom of Desperate Housewives), who grew up as an orphan with his sister, Samantha (Mariana Novak). Famed for his unique photographing style of capturing drug addicts, Adrian’s art begins to imitate life when he begins partying hard and using drugs with his trophy-girlfriend Liz (Julia Voth), attempting to drown out his painful childhood past. But, when the unexpected death of Adrian’s sister leaves him with her 9-year-old daughter, Maddy (Hannah Stock), Adrian is suddenly forced to face his inner demons and darkest secrets, sacrificing life as he knows it to keep Maddy out of a children’s home.

 

Evoking genuine, compelling and emotional responses, HARD SURFACESis an intense and intimate story portraying just how far people would really go for those they call family.

HARD SURFACEShad its world premiere at WorldFest Houston in April 2017 where the drama was awarded three wins: Gold Remi Award for Best First Feature, Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Performer. HARD SURFACEShas continued to rack-up film festival accolades, winning Best Screenplay at the 2017 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, and also found three victories at the 2018 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema: Best Director, Best Supporting Actress – Feature and Best of Festival.

 

Featuring top-notch and local talent,HARD SURFACESstars two-time winning force, Julia Voth (Package Deal,Bitch Slap), multi-awarded and nominatedShawn Pyfrom (Desperate Housewives,The Division), Hannah Stock (The Ganzfeld Haunting,She Comes in Spring) and Mariana Novak (Ozark,Watchmen). Watch the official trailer here:

https://youtu.be/4SJcCqxDmSc

STUCK wins Best Comedy Feature at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Beverly Hills

STUCK has won Best Comedy Feature at the 10th annual Lady Filmmakers film festival in Beverly Hills.

https://www.northoftwo.com/stuck/

Darby finds herself in trouble with the law, and is sentenced to house arrest. Now she must serve 30 days in the home she used to share with her ex-boyfriend, that he now shares with his new fiancee.

Director: Jillian Armenante

Producers: Jillian Armenante | David Mickel | Heather Turman

Cast: Heather MatarazzoAmir TalaiKate FlanneryJoel McHale

Variety EXCLUSIVE: Bully officially distributed by North of Two

Thank you to VARIETY and film reporter DAVE MCNARY! Read their exclusive piece about Bully!

North of Two has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the dark comedy "BULLY" planning a release in the fall, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film was directed and produced by Santino Campanelli, and written and produced by his father, Joe Campanelli.

Tucker Albrizzi stars as a quiet, high-school student tormented by a school bully and his cronies. After an altercation on his way home from school lands him a chance meeting with a former professional boxer, played by Ron Canada, he decides to learn how to defend himself and start going to the boxing gym with a trainer, portrayed by Danny Trejo.

“I love movies about underdogs and I love filmmakers who don’t let being an underdog get in their way,” said North of Two president Mark Cartier.

VARIETY EXCLUSIVE: North of Two acquires Adolescence

VARIETY EXCLUSIVE: North of Two acquires Adolescence

North of Two has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the dark coming-of-age drama “Adolescence,” starring India Eisley and Mickey River with Ashley Avis directing, Variety has learned exclusively.

India Eisley stars in I AM THE NIGHT

Congratulations to INDIA EISLEY who appears in our upcoming film ADOLESCENCE written and directed by Ashley Avis. 

We love supporting our filmmakers and actors and seeing you all be successful! 

About I Am The Night: From executive producer Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), I Am the Night tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery. Chris Pine plays Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack-reporter/paparazzo.