Chad Archibald, along with the other folks at Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment, have become flagpoles of the modern horror landscape. Films like Antisocial and The Drownsman showcase the teams ability to generate legitimate fear and tension in their releases while presenting them in a way that simply oozes of quality. You shouldn’t be surprised that we are excited to get our eyes on their next feature film – Bite.
Good news for those in attendance at this years Fantasia International Film Festival, it looks like you’ll be at the film’s premiere! Bite is being called “scary, sexy, funny and gross“, so you’ll definitely want to make it appointment viewing.
Here’s the rundown from Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment:
(Toronto – June 30, 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.”