Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 13th, 2012
Cinedigm Entertainment Group and entertainment distributor New Video have jointly acquired the U.S. distribution rights to CITADEL, Irish director Ciaràn Foy’s atmospheric horror film whose world premiere recently won the Midnighter Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. The film is an Irish/Scottish co production, funded by the Irish Film Board, Creative Scotland and the UK Tax Credit. In this directorial debut, a young father is afflicted with chronic agoraphobia after his wife is brutally killed by a gang of twisted feral children. Trapped in the dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown, he finds himself terrorized by the same gang, now intent on taking his baby daughter. Cinedigm’s theatrical distribution will commence this fall, with New Video’s roll out across on-demand, digital and DVD/Blu-ray beginning in early 2013. Citadel is the first scripted acquisition under the recently announced partnership between veteran distributors Cinedigm and New Video to acquire and distribute independent films theatrically in North America and across on-demand and digital platforms and DVD/Blu-ray.