ITN Distribution, Inc. Unveils Film Selection for Eight Days of Deal-Making at the 2013 American Film Market

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ITN at AFM – The World’s Largest Motion Picture Tradeshow in Los Angeles, CA

The Acquisitions team at ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN) are gearing up to sell their slate of films during the American Film Market (AFM), set for Nov. 6-13 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. This year's films are a mix of high-concept independents in all popular genres, including, horror, thriller, drama, romance, comedy, action, family and Sci-fi.

For the 12th consecutive year, ITN will be conducting sales for territories worldwide in Loews office 705. Specializing in high quality, star driven independent films, ITN Distribution, Inc. has established itself as a leading independent film distribution company for selling and licensing films for the international and domestic TV, VOD, DVD and theatrical markets.

“We are thrilled to have a presence at AFM. It is one of the industry’s top global events and an extraordinary experience for all who attend. At ITN, we are on a mission to sell an unprecedented number of titles,” said CEO Stuart Alson. “We have independent films and potential buyers galore and look forward to exploring all opportunities.”


THE SUSPECT: 90min. Multi award-winning Action/Thriller. Complete. A bank robbery takes an unplanned deadly turn.
Cast: Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile, Dawn of the Dead), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption), James McCaffrey (Rescue Me), Sterling K. Brown (Army Wives) and Rebecca Creskoff (Curb Your Enthusiasm).

BETRAYAL: 92 min. Action/Thriller. Complete. When the Russian mob came after his became personal. Cast: Jack Topalian (Argo, NCIS: Los Angeles), Eric Roberts, Oleg Taktarov (Predators, National Treasure, We Own the Night).

SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS: 115min. Family. Complete. Eighteen-year-old Ashley lives life in the fast lane. After a chance encounter with the handyman, she finds herself writing and directing a Christmas play for over sixty underprivileged kids. At the same time she runs headlong into her ultimate soul mate.
Cast: Eric Roberts, Vivica A. Fox and Lexi Ainsworth

THE BATES HAUNTING: 76min. Thriller. Complete. When her best friend Lily is killed in a terrible accident at the Bates Motel's Haunted Hayride, Agnes goes to work at the Haunt to confront her trauma. As death strikes again, Agnes must find out what is causing the accidents before more people die.
Cast: Ryan Dunn (Jackass), Jean Louise O'Sullivan (Pary Like the Queen of France)

THE LIBRARY: 90min. Thriller. Complete. In 1860 small pox takes the life of a little girl. She enters the library to get her ready for her next life.The evil darkness takes the girl into lower earth. All the corners of hell are fighting to keep her from reaching the next level. Three guardians are sent to rescue her but they only have 30 minutes.

THE SURVIVAL GAMES: 95min. Action. Complete. A group of friends camping trip turns into kidnapping, guns, and fighting for their lives.
Cast: Konrad Case, Robin Zamora, Mischa McCortney, Stephanie Rubin, Christos G. Vass and Heather Gornall

THE HOSPITAL: 90min. Horror. Complete. Old St. Leopold's Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls.
Cast: John Dugan (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Scott Tepperman (Ghost Hunters International), Jim O'Rear (The Dead Matter), and Daniel Emery Taylor (Return of The Swamp Thing).

PASTOR SHEPHERD: 90min. Family. Complete. The tale of a down-on-his-luck freeze-dried-pet-salesman and his journey to become the first-ever-cyber-evangelist.
Cast: Danny Trejo, Maria-Elena Laas and Pastor Shepherd.

NARX: 90min. Action. Complete. A veteran New York City undercover cop gets his biggest mission ever - taking down the biggest Drug Kingpin of New York City.
Cast: Fat Joe, Chris Mulkey (Boardwalk Empire, The Purge), Rocky Passafaro, Alex Maisonette and Jason Rodriguez.

THE HOUSE OF LIZZIE BORDEN: In-Production. Five college students move into off-campus housing in Fall River, MA. Unknowingly, they move into the former Lizzie Borden house. An ITN original production. Starts shooting November 11th, 2013.

EXIT TO HELL: 81min. Action/Horror/Thriller. Complete. A local gang rob a mafia run strip club, shooting up the place and killing anyone in sight. They head south for the border, but when they enter the town of Redstone and begin terrorizing the locals, they find that crime is a dish best served cold!
Cast: Kane Hodder (Jason X, Ed Gein, BTK), Tiffany Shepis (Cyrus), Rena Riffel (Showgirls, Mulholland Dr.) and Jason Spisak (Piranha 3D)

THE BACKPACKER: 91min. Action/Thriller. Complete. Returned soldier Ben Cross is a man who will stop at nothing to find his missing sister and save her from a serial killer in the Outback.
Cast: Vincent Stone and Laura Andersen

VIRGIN ALEXANDER: 90min. Comedy. Complete. Alexander is a 26 year old scrap hauler who is facing eviction. In a last ditch effort to save his house from the bank, he turns it into a brothel - even though he has never had sex before.
Cast: Rick Faugno, Paige Howard (Adventureland), Bronson Pinchot (True Romance, Risky Business), Elizabeth Masucci (Shame, Theo), Mika Boorem (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Blue Crush), Joe D'Onofrio (Goodfellas, Spider Man, We Own the Night).

KILLER ANTS: 80min. Thriller. Complete. There are more than 100 billion fire ants on earth. They swarm in seconds. Attack in the thousands. And kill within minutes. And now, they are coming to wreak havoc in Texas.

THE BLACKOUT: 90 min. Comedy. It was the best night of their lives, if they could only remember. Cast: Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story, Criminal Minds, 90210), Shanelle Workman (The Bold and the Beautiful, Grey's Anatomy, One Life to Live), Autumn Federici (616: Paranormal Incident), David Barry Gray (Game Change), Shane Lynch (90210).

THE OUIJA EXPERIMENT: 90min. Horror. Complete. A group of friends play with a Ouija board and record it. The footage they captured cannot be explained.
Cast: Justin Armstrong, Dave Clark, Miranda Martinez, Carson Underwood and Eric Window (Jason X, Friday the 13th VII and VIII), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Angie Savage.

SINS (aka Sins Expiation): 90min. Action/Thriller. Complete. Two ex-gangsters meet on a high-speed train to Sicily.
Cast: Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Primal Fear), Michael Madsen, John Savage (The Godfather: III, The Deer Hunter), Anne Jeffreys (General Hospital), Hal Yamanouchi (Push) and Giovanni Martorana.

THE SECRET VILLAGE: 90min. Thriller. Complete. Two strangers research a mysterious outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village.
Cast: Jonathan Bennett (Pawn, Van Wilder, Mean Girls), Ali Faulkner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn), Stelio Savante (Starship Troopers 3) and Richard Riehle (Office Space, The Man From Earth).

THE LEGENDS OF NETHIAH: 93min. Sci-Fi/Action/Fantasy. Complete. A grandfather introduces his grandson to a fantasy world of creatures and science-fiction.
Cast: John Heard (Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Prison Break), Theresa Russell (Spider Man 3, Eureka, The Last Tycoon), Robert Picardo (Star Trek, Total Recall, Stargate: Atlantis) and Julie Michaels (Titanic, Batman Forever).

ALCATRAZ STORAGE: 90min. Thriller. Complete. Seven strangers, trapped in a haunted underground storage facility struggle to survive while fighting a supernatural beast. Together, the strangers must team up and fight the supernatural beast in order to survive.

AMY: 90min. Thriller. Complete. Amy is blessed with clairvoyance (ESP). She witnesses her village fall into demonic possession. As Amy tries to stop the fall, the Devil takes over her soul-forcing the priest to perform a dangerous exorcism.
Cast: Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon), Jessica DiGiovanni, Kurt Peterson, Kris Smith and Clayton Meyers.

THE FAMILY: 90min. Thriller. Complete. It's hard for a family to stay together when killing is in their blood.
Cast: Tony Todd (Candyman, The Man From Earth, Final Destination) and Kane Hodder (Jason X, Friday the 13th VII and VIII), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Angie Savage.

DO NOT DISTURB: 98min. Thriller/Horror. Complete. After the murder of his fiancée, Katherin, floundering screenwriter Don Malek is hell bent on revenge. Plagued with personal demons, Don checks into a seedy motel room to enact a bloody rampage. When he checks in, no one checks out.
Cast: Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night, 976-Evil, Mr. Hush), Tiffany Shepis (Abominable, Night of the Demons, Cyrus), Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes, The Artist, The Prestige, Bad-Ass), Corey Haim (The Lost Boys, Crank: High Voltage, License to Drive).

SILENCE: 90min. Thriller. Complete. An ailing former scuba diver begins experiencing otherworldly incidents.
Cast: Matthew Lawrence (The Hot Chick, Mrs. Doubtfire), Masiela Lusha (The George Lopez Show, Kill Katie Malone), Muse Watson (I Know What You Did Last Summer series, The Last Exorcism II).

GOD DON’T MAKE THE LAWS: 100min. Drama. Complete. Does time exist when nothing changes? That is the question for the picturesque Village of Rockwell, where time has frozen. Nobody gets sick; nobody ages, and nobody dies due to a tragic bus crash that took the lives of the 1977 undefeated Rockwell High School Basketball Team.
Cast: Ella Rae Peck (Gossip Girl, Deception, upcoming Sony Pictures 'The Call' with Halle Berry), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Nixon), Robert Prescott (Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton), Peter Vack (CBGB) and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe Winner Bruce Davison (Short Cuts, Longtime Champion, X-Men and X2

KNOCKDOWN: 90min. Action/Thriller. Complete. A former American boxer now exiled in Bangkok is forced to confront his violent past after meeting a mysterious fight fan from his hometown.
Cast: Tom Arnold (True Lies, Hit and Run), Bai Ling (Red Corner, The Crow) and Casey Evans

DRIVING BY BRAILLE: 89min. Drama. Complete. Sarah Corso is deeply afraid of turning out like her mother who had the progression of love, marriage, kids, etc. right up until the day she suffered a psychotic break down.
Cast: Daytime Emmy Award Nominee Tammin Sursok (Pretty Little Liars, The Young and the Restless, Aquamarine), Finola Hughes (General Hospital, Like Crazy, Daytime Emmy Award Winner), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Golden Globe Nominee), Ryan Eggold (upcoming film: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby w/ Jessica Chastain, I Will Follow You in the Dark), Golden Globe Nominee Andrea Marcovicci (The Front) and Manu Intiraymi (Go, J. Edgar).

ASHES: 90min. Thriller. Complete. The story of two brothers whose lives are unraveling. As one brother plummets deeper into mental illness, the other, Ashes, copes by throwing himself into the world of crime.
Cast: Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs, Looper, The Prestige), Ajay Naidu (NBC's Lateline, Office Space, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler), Heather Burns (HBO's Bored to Death, NBC's Twenty Good Years, Miss Congeniality) and Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek, Elysium)

To schedule an appointment during AFM, please email VP Nicole Holland at meetings@ A full catalog of ITN titles and trailers can be viewed at For all media requests, please email Briege McGarrity at bmcgarritypr(at)gmail(dot)com. For updates on AFM, please visit

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About ITN Distribution Inc. - Founded by entertainment impresario Stuart Alson in 2001, ITN distribution has become a leading independent film distribution company, known to buyers worldwide. Over the past 12 years, it has established itself as a major player in the world of distribution and specializes in negotiating the best deal possible for their clients. ITN’s objective is to become a top source for attracting, acquiring, understanding and selling product. Their international presence at AFM, CANNES, MIPCOM, MIPTV, Berlin (EFM), NATPE Miami, NATPE Budapest, Hong Kong FILMART and Toronto has shaped a realistic approach to distributing independent movies.

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