Cinedigm has announced having acquired Pete Ohs‘ (Youngstown, Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) offbeat genre-bender Jethica, following its SXSW premiere earlier this year. Not only that, but they have also dropped the first official trailer for the film ahead of its release early next year in the U.S.
Directed by Ohs, from a script he co-wrote in collaboration with stars Callie Hernandez (Under the Silver Lake), Ashley Denise Robinson (The Beta Test), Andy Faulkner (Youngstown), and Will Madden (The Wolf of Snow Hollow), the film finds Jessica living in fear of a man named Kevin who follows her everywhere she goes. While on a road trip in New Mexico, she reconnects with Elena – an old friend she hasn’t seen since high school – who has been hiding out at her deceased grandmother’s ranch. When Kevin mysteriously appears again, Jessica and Elena seek help from beyond the grave to get rid of him for good… but Kevin is different from other stalkers and won’t move on so easily.
This intimate production was carried by Ohs, who also shot, edited, and produced the film, with Ryan Kampe acting as Executive Producer.
Commenting on the release, Ohs said, “Cinedigm has given an incredible platform to independent cinema thanks to Fandor, and I’m thrilled that Jethica will be a part of it … It’s meaningful when small movies like this get the opportunity to reach a wider audience. I think we made a very cool and strange film that challenges expectations and I’m looking forward to more people seeing it.”
Set to release in select theaters Friday, January 13, starting with a run in L.A. at the Lumiere Music Hall, before premiering on the company’s indie discovery platform Fandor on Tuesday, February 14, followed by an exclusive window on Cinedigm’s horror streaming service Screambox, we’ll leave you with the first official trailer for this darkly comedic oddity.