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The Orchard Captures “Super Dark Times”

Mar 07, 2017

Los Angeles, CA – March 7, 2017 – The Orchard has acquired worldwide distribution rights to director Kevin Phillips’s debut feature Super Dark Times. The film, which debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival in January, will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Starring Owen Campbell (“The Americans”), Charlie Tahan (“Wayward Pines”), and Elizabeth Cappuccino (“Jessica Jones”), Super Dark Times was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, produced by Richard Peete (Neighborhood Watch), Jett Steiger (Ways & Means) and Edward Parks (Higher Content), with executive producers Cameron Lamb, William Hall (Lila 9th Productions) Niraj Bhatia and Dan Burks (Om Films). The Orchard plans a theatrical release for the film later this year.

Super Dark Times is set in the mid-1990’s and centered on teenage best friends Zach and Josh. When a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between the two boys and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

Super Dark Times is the kind of movie you hope to stumble upon and rarely do – a stylish debut from an assured creative team that feels fresh and new,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s EVP Film and Television. “Kevin Phillips’ engaging film is going to surprise and engross audiences in a big way when we release it later this year.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to release Super Dark Times with The Orchard,” said Director Kevin Phillips. “This film has a big heart. From the onset we carefully considered every detail in its creation and we are confident that The Orchard will carry that passion into its release.”

The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo for The Orchard with UTA on behalf of the filmmakers and The Match Factory handling international. Phillips, Collins and Piotrowski are represented by UTA.

About The Orchard

The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated; Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda and will soon release Oren Moverman’s anticipated film The Dinner.