Alum's Debut Feature picked up for distribution by Freestyle

January 23, 2015

Freestyle has picked up exclusive US distribution rights to Caryn Waechter's ('04) The Sisterhood of Night.  The film marks Waechter's directorial debut and the writing debut for fellow alumna Marilyn Fu ('03), who won an award for the script at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser, The Sisterhood of Night is a story of friendship and loyalty set against the backdrop of a modern-day Salem witch trial. The film follows the suspicions of a small New York town when a group of girls form The Sisterhood of Night, a society that congregates in the woods by night. When one girl says she's the victim of the Sisterhood's activities, the town begins a campaign of investigation and persecution against the group.
Sisterhood stars Kal Penn (The NamesakeHarold and Kumar), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) and Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom). Cine Mosaic's Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Namesake) and Evenstar's Elizabeth Cuthrell (Meek's Cutoff) produced, with David Urrutia, Steven Tuttleman and GatalaFilm's Taha Altayli executive producing.
Speaking about the film, Freestyle's president Marke Borde said in a statement that it is "a bold independent film that we are excited to distribute. The story spotlights today's social media culture that plays on gossip and some of the unwanted consequences it can cause." The company plans to set a theatrical and VOD release for later this year. Freestyle's previous releases include Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, the 2006 Edward Norton mystery-drama The Illusionist and recently the Christian film God's Not Dead, and Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston.