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.
Sisterhood stars Kal Penn (The Namesake, Harold 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.