Following its recent World Premiere at Tribeca, Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella's Something Else is now titled After Midnight and has been acquired for North American distribution. Cranked Up films will release the movie to theaters and on-demand some time in early 2020, but if you want to see it on the big screen before then it will be playing at Fantastic Fest this month.
Here's the official press release announcing the acquisition:
After flooring audiences and critics alike out of its World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, the dramatic thriller AFTER MIDNIGHT (formerly titled SOMETHING ELSE) has been acquired by Cranked Up for North American distribution, and will be released in cinemas and on-demand during the first quarter of 2020.
Scott Donley, CEO of Good Deed Entertainment, notes, "We are extremely excited to be working with this talented filmmaking team. The elevated nature of this film is a perfect fit for our Cranked up brand, and we cannot wait to share its unique vision with the world."
As the first festival stop under its new title, the celebrated film, which currently stands at 100% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, will bow at the 2019 edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, with directors and cast in attendance.
Dealing with a girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank (writer/co-director/star Jeremy Gardner of The Battery), heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night. Co-starring Brea Grant ("Dexter", "Heroes") and co-directed by Christian Stella, this charming, introspective crowd-pleaser about love, loss, and monsters is produced by Rustic Films - the celebrated creative team behind Spring, The Endless, and SYNCHRONIC - and Kavya Films.
The acquisition deal was negotiated by Good Deed Entertainment’s Brandon Hill, Executive Director of Acquisitions and Distribution, with XYZ and CAA representing the filmmakers.
About CRANKED UP FILMSCranked Up Films is the genre-focused brand of the American multimedia production and distribution company, Good Deed Entertainment (GDE). Genres include, but are not limited to, high-concept horror, grounded sci-fi and speculative fiction. MAD RIVER VALLEY and 27 TIMES are productions set for 2019, and the current distribution slate includes DON’T LEAVE HOME and COYOTE LAKE.