Pacific Northwest Pictures goes for Cheap Thrills

The Vancouver-based company has picked up the Canadian rights to E.L. Katz's horror-satire feature debut, and plans a day-and-date theatrical release with Drafthouse Films in the U.S.

Vancouver-based Pacific Northwest Pictures has acquired the Canadian rights to E.L. Katz’ horror-satire flick Cheap Thrills from international sales company Films Distribution.

PNP plans a day-and-date theatrical release with Drafthouse Films’ U.S. release in Q1 of 2014.

Katz’s feature debut won the New Flesh Award for best first feature at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. It had its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, where it won the Midnighter Audience Award.

Cheap Thrills stars David Koechner, Pat Healy, Ethan Embry and Sarah Paxton in a story about a new father who, facing eviction, meets a wealthy couple who offers a better life… at a price.

The film is written by Trent Haaga and David Chirchirillo and produced by Gabriel Cowan, Travis Stevens and John Suits.

PNP’s current slate also includes upcoming features Night Train to Lisbon and Cas & Dylan.