BITE To Premiere At Fantasia International Film FestivalJuly 1, 2015
From Breakthrough Entertainment and Black Fawn Films – the team behind the breakaway indie-hits Antisocial and The Drownsman – comes BITE, directed by Chad Archibald (Neverlost, The Drownsman) who again returns to infect Fantasia International Film Festival with a World Premiere in Montreal.
Directed by Chad Archibald, written by Jayme Laforest (Gods of Accident) and stars Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray and Lawrene Denkers. Produced by Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan (Antisocial, Antisocial 2), Christopher Giroux (The Drownsman, Antisocial 2 ), with Co-Producer / Director of Photography Jeff Maher (Antisocial 2), Line Producer James O’Donnell (Antisocial 2), Supervising Producer Audrey Velichka, and Executive Producers Nat Abraham, Tim Brown, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan and Peter Williamson.
“We are honoured Fantasia has again invited a Breakthrough/ Black Fawn production to premiere at their Festival,” says Executive Producer Peter Williamson, the most devoted and knowledgeable genre fans anywhere.”
“We’re so thrilled at the opportunity to have the world premiere of BITE at Fantasia in front of all the amazing genre fans that flood Montreal for the Festival,” says Director/Producer Archibald. “Making this film has been an exciting ride. It’s scary, sexy, funny and gross, and after seeing a small group of people test screen it, I can’t wait to see how a theatre filled with genre fans are going to react at its world premiere in Montreal!”
While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey (Elma Begovic) – the bride to be – gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.
“This movie was a wild adventure to film, and I can’t wait to share it with audiences this summer!” says actor Elma Begovic. “Working with Black Fawn Films has allowed me to be part of a scary, and at times sexy film, and director Chad Archibald truly gave me the opportunity to stand tall and proud behind my character.”
About Breakthrough Entertainment Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a world-class studio, being a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. www.breakthroughentertainment.com 2
About Black Fawn Films
Black Fawn Films is an award-winning Canadian Independent Film Production house dedicated to bringing together amazing Canadian talent to create films people want to see. With 15 features (The Drownsman, Antisocial, Neverlost) and over 125 music videos (City and Colour, The Trews, Mötley Crüe, Theory of a Deadman) under their belt, Black Fawn has become a staple in the Canadian and international film and music video industry. www.blackfawnfilms.com