Punk Rock Slasher Film “The Ranger” is Coming To The Great White NorthDecember 22, 2018
Black Fawn Distribution has acquired the Canadian home video rights to Jenn Wexler’s festival favorite, the punk rock slasher flick The Ranger. The deal was brokered by 79th & Broadway Entertainment’s Andrew van den Houten, on behalf of the production companies Hood River Entertainment and Glass Eye Pix. Black Fawn Distribution’s Blu-ray/DVD release of The Ranger is set for January 22, 2019 and is packed with special features including audio commentary with members of the cast and crew, 5 making of documentaries, and more.
Directed by Jenn Wexler (producer of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winning Most Beautiful Island) and penned by Wexler and Giaco Furino, The Ranger follows a group of teen punks, who while on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority – an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
“I’ve been a fan of Black Fawn for a long time, so getting to team up with them for the Canadian release of The Ranger is so exciting,” states director Jenn Wexler. “I can’t wait for all the extra punk-rock goodness they have in store!”
The Ranger had its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival where it was featured as part of the Midnighters program. The film was also selected as the opening night feature at this year’s FrightFest UK and has gone on to screen at such esteemed film festivals as Fantasia International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, Toronto After Dark, and many more.
The film has been lauded for its standout performances from Chloë Levine (The Transfiguration, The Defenders) as the pink-haired punk with a secret, and Jeremy Holm (House of Cards, Mr. Robot) as the maniacal park ranger, ready to get his hands bloody in defense of his woods. Granit Lahu (The Sinner), Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler (Puzzle), Amanda Grace Benitez (School of Rock), Jeté Laurence (Pet Sematary) and horror icon Larry Fessenden (Habit, We Are Still Here, The House of the Devil) round out the impressive cast. Featuring a ragin’ punk rock soundtrack composed by Wade MacNeil (founder of Alexisonfire and vocalist of Gallows) and Andrew Gordon Macpherson, The Ranger is a flick that’s meant to be cranked as loud as possible.
“Jenn and her team have made one hell of a flick,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s Sales Manager C.F. Benner. “The Ranger takes those awesome punk rock flicks of the 80s and really pulls them into the 21st century.”
Black Fawn Distribution will offer The Ranger as part of their Blacklist package series. The package will feature The Ranger on Bluray/DVD Combo Pack along with some awesome collectible items including exclusive “Ranger” aviator glasses and much more. Preorders for The Ranger are available through Black Fawn Distribution’s online store at: http://www.blackfawndistribution.com/store