Queer Horror Swallowed Lands Valentine’s Day Launch by way of Momentum

Momentum Photos has landed the North American rights to queer horror film Swallowed from writer-director Carter Smith.

Swallowed is about in a distant township on the border between Maine and Canada and, in line with the undertaking’s description, “is a narrative about friendship and the extremes we’re prepared to endure to guard those we love. Dripping with blood and pus, its queer physique horror informed within the grindhouse custom – with all of the bare flesh and stunning violations of a traditional midnight film.”

Momentum Photos is concentrating on a Feb. 14, 2023 launch.

Cooper Koch, Jena Malone, Mark Patton, and newcomer Jose Colon star within the film that was produced by Smith, Noah Lang, Helio Campos and Ross O’Connor. Josh Senior and Evan Buxbaum govt produced.

Swallowed has made the rounds on the pageant circuit, together with horror fests Fantasia, Unbelievable, and Screamfest. It gained the Grand Jury prize for greatest characteristic at NewFest, the New York-based LGBTQ+ movie and media pageant.

“I’m thrilled Momentum Photos have come aboard to assist unleash Swallowed into the world. It’s a slimy wild experience, and their ardour for the undertaking has been there for the reason that second they first watched it,” mentioned Smith.

XYZ negotiated the cope with Momentum on behalf of the filmmakers.

“As evidenced by its enthusiastic reception at festivals worldwide, Carter’s artistic storytelling brings a recent perspective to the style. We’re excited to work with XYZ to deliver Carter’s distinctive imaginative and prescient to audiences in all places,” added Momentum Photos’ Ian Goggins.

Smith, repped by UTA, lately directed Blumhouse characteristic The Passenger, which is due for a 2023 launch.

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