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“Murder in the Woods” in Drive-Ins and Nationwide August 14

MURDER IN THE WOODS

IN DRIVE-INS AND THEATERS NATIONWIDE AUGUST 14 / AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL & VOD SEPTEMBER 18

“…a smart, funny and very effective horror movie that recalls classics of the genre but has a voice and style all its own” – Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine

“A non-stop thrill ride that doesn’t let up.” – Humberto Guida, LATV

Los Angeles, California – August 4, 2020 – From REZINATE Entertainment and Yel Productions, the award-winning slasher film MURDER IN THE WOODS comes to drive-ins and theaters nationwide on August 14, 2020, with a Digital and Video on Demand release slated for September 18, 2020. Directed and produced by Mexican filmmaker Luis Iga Garza (The Call) and written and produced by Yelyna De León (Will and Grace, A Better Life), the fun yet frightening thriller stars an exclusively multicultural cast in non-stereotypical roles, including José Julián (A Better Life, Shameless), Jeanette Samano (ISA, Female Fight Squad), Chelsea Rendon (Vida, Bright), Catherine Toribio (Jane the Virgin), Jordan Diambrini (The Outfield) and Kade Wise (Empire). It also features Danny Trejo (Machete), Soledad St. Hilaire (Beatriz at Dinner), Kurt Caceres (Better Call Saul, Dexter) and Rolando Molina (American Dad!, Next Friday).

MURDER IN THE WOODS is centered on a group of college friends who plan a getaway to celebrate a birthday party at a desolate cabin in the woods. Against his grandmother’s (Soledad St. Hilaire) demands, Jesse (José Julián), a loner-type decides to go on a trip with his friends. He is immediately smitten with Fernanda (Jeanette Samano), a sweet girl from Chicago whom he hasn’t seen in years. She is in town visiting her loudmouth cousin, Chelsea (Chelsea Rendon), who is ready to celebrate her birthday and plans to let loose with her boyfriend Gabe (Jordan Diambrini). Tagging along at the last second are Jule (Kade Wise), the class clown pothead, and the very out-of-his-league Celeste (Catherine Toribio). Soon after arriving to the mysterious cabin in the woods, the group of teens discover the dark secret it holds, which forces them to fight for their lives.

“I realized that this type of film had never been done in English for a mainstream audience, where Latinos and people of color are the leads and they are not portrayed in stereotypical ways,” says Director Luis Iga Garza. “This is why, while developing this indie feature, we were very conscious of making sure that there would be a diverse cast in lead roles.”

“For us, it’s important for this story to be universal, but being Mexican-American, it was also important for the script to include cultural Latino references such as El Dia de los Muertos, The Chupacabras, and other stories that are recognizable,” says writer and producer Yelyna De León. “We purposely showed authentic moments, such as the altars to honor our ancestors, and blessings when we leave the house, memorable experiences that we share with our families.”

Breaking diversity barriers in Hollywood with its multicultural cast and filmmakers, MURDER IN THE WOODS is hailed as an “…eerie …hellacious throwback to old school slasher films” (Humberto Guida, LATV). The horror premiered at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara in LA (FICG in LA) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, thrilling audiences and selling out in 24 hours. During the festival run, the film won nine awards, including Best Film at the LA Skins Film Festival and XicanIndie Film Fest, in addition to Best Supporting Actor (Kade Wise), Best Sound Design and Best Soundtrack at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in New York, as well as the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant.

REZINATE Pictures will manage the theatrical distribution with Amor Media in charge of the theatrical sales. REZINATE Pictures in partnership with Stadium Media, will distribute the Digital and Video on Demand release.

Website: www.murderinthewoodsmovie.com
Trailer: https://bit.ly/mitw01tjpr
Facebook: @MITWMovie
Instagram: @murderinthewoods
Twitter: @MITWMovie
TikTok: @murderinthewoods
#MurderInTheWoods

FILMMAKERS:
Director: Luis Iga Garza
Writer: Yelyna De León
Cast: José Julián, Jeanette Samano, Chelsea Rendon, Catherine Toribio, Kade Wise, Jordan Diambrini, Kurt Caceres, Max Chavarria, Yelyna De León with Soledad St. Hilaire Rolando Molina, and Danny Trejo
Producers: Luis Iga Garza, Yelyna De León
Co-Producer: Hugh Aodh O’Brien
Associate Producers: Soledad St. Hilaire, Chelsea Rendon, Ryan Gilmour
Executive Producer:
Abbey Cañas, Alejandro Cañas, Marcela Salguero, Wilson Salguero, Thomas Lo, Luis Iga Garza, Claudia Castañeda, Sonia Castañeda, Robert Chartier
Director of Photography: Nicholas Albert, Anirudh Gattu, Steven Holleran
Editors: Ryan Liebert, Luis Iga Garza
Casting: Yelyna De León
Production Designer: Ricardo Orta
Visual Effects Supervisor: Luis Iga Garza
Music Composers: Gerardo Garcia Jr., Isabelle Engman
Costume Designer: Tiffany Estrada
Production and Post-production Sound: Di Lee, Darrel Tung, Sam Mutch, Kevin
Vargas

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Runtime: 89 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 (SCOPE)
Genre: Horror, Slasher
Languages: English
Dubbed: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Country: USA
Shooting Format: 2K
Final Format: 2K
Camera: Panavision Alexa
ABOUT REZINATE ENTERTAINMENT
REZINATE is an entertainment company founded by Luis Iga Garza. The company is involved in the Production, Financing and Distribution of audiovisual projects including Film, Television, Animation, Video Games and Virtual Reality. REZINATE has a global presence and clients and projects that are developed around the world.
www.rezinate.com

CONTACT:
Think Jam / AEM-LA
Geovani Rocha, Lina Morales
Inma Carbajal, Chely Acosta
murderinthewoods@thinkjam.com
Copyright © 2020 Think Jam LA, All rights reserved.

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ISOLANI released in North America, 26 May 2020

‘The Last Mission’ in Post Production

Based on a true story: “303 SQUADRON UNDER WATER” (AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH)

CLICK TO WATCH THE STORY OF THE FILM

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It’s 1940. German forces are prevailing over the Allies across Europe. The crew of the Polish submarine, now serving in the Royal Navy, is waging a heroic fight against the invisible enemy, to read their story: CLICK HERE

Delivery 3rd Quarter 2020. Will circulate Soon a ungraded 5 min reel to show quality of the acting, production and SFX.

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Phoenix signs ‘Bruno’ for Worldwide Sales

Leading up to the Berlin Film Festival, Phoenix signs ‘Bruno’ for worldwide sales. The film will be theatrically released 27th March 2020 by Element Pictures in the UK and Eire.

The film was recently nominated for the Art Cinema Award at the Hamburg Film Festival and the Remy Award for Best Independent Film at the upcoming Worldfest Houston in the US.

‘Bruno’ will have it’s US Premiere at the beautiful Logan Theater in Chicago on Sat, Feb 28th as part of the Chicago Irish Film Festival.

It has just been nominated for a Remy Award for Best Independent Film at Worldfest Houston which takes place in Texas in April.

And will have it’s Italian Premiere at Casa del Cinema in Rome next month.

It is a deeply poignant film about today’s society and mental illness with beautiful performances by Diarmaid Murtagh and Woody Norman, (‘Silent Witness’, ‘Him’, ‘Troy: Fall of a City’, ‘Peter and Wendy’, ‘The War Of The Worlds’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Poldark’,’The White Princess’, and in 2017 he played Benedict Cumberbatch’s son in ‘The Current War). His most recent film, currently in post Production, is ‘C’mon C’mon’ in which he plays opposite Joaquin Phoenix.

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The BBC interviews Jason Howe

Phoenix awarded ‘Best Media Sales Agent 2018’

Phoenix wins TMT Magazine Award

‘Elvis walks home’ Nominated for 6 Awards

‘Watch the Sunset’ made Cinema Australia’s top 5 films of 2017

“Why we loved it Stanley Kubrick once said that if it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed. Watch The Sunset is a testament to the master’s words. This film is a captivating, perfectly executed piece of experimental cinema with a narrative that will shake viewers to their core. Watch The Sunset is a technical marvel which is sure to inspire many filmmakers both young and old.” – Cinema Australia 2017

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Phoenix boards the theatrical doc ‘Through the Eyes of Faith’

Through the Eyes of Faith – A true uplifting story of a world respected professional young dancer Richard “Steelo” Vazquez paralysed by a brain aneurysm.

We follow his life through his professional dance career to its heights while preparing to represent the US in an international dance competition in Seoul Korea he suffers a brain aneurysm that ruptures multiple times. Faced with malpractice and medical set backs, his family focuses on the positive.

This is the true story of “Steelo” and how he fought against all the odds and his faith that brought him back.

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