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DRAFTHOUSE FILMS ANNOUNCES MISTER ORGAN, EVERYONE WILL BURN and THE YOUTUBE EFFECT



Drafthouse Films, known for its commitment to genre-defying cinema, announces three new acquisitions which it will release theatrically in US theaters followed by digital releases across major streaming platforms.


The enthralling and nightmarish documentary MISTER ORGAN from intrepid journalist and filmmaker David Farrier, whose 2016 hit TICKLED captivated and terrified audiences around the world with its investigation into the dark underbelly of "competitive endurance tickling" will be released in theaters this fall. As he turns his camera on another stranger than fiction story in MISTER ORGAN, Farrier finds himself caught in an increasingly dangerous game of cat and mouse with a mysterious character who expertly manipulates the lives of anyone who dares to expose his secrets. A critical and audience favorite at Fantastic Fest 2022, MISTER ORGAN has become a box office hit in Farrier's native New Zealand. Produced by Emma Slade, Firefly Films (THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING, COME TO DADDY), Alex Reed, Bloom Pictures (THERE IS NO ‘I’ IN THREESOME, GIRL ON THE BRIDGE) and David Farrier. Executive Produced by Ant Timpson (TURBO KID, COME TO DADDY), Mubi’s Bobby Allen & Efe Cakerel.


“I am incredibly happy to be working with Drafthouse Films,” says David Farrier, MISTER ORGAN Filmmaker. “Watching this funny, disturbing, and deeply weird documentary with an audience is the way to see it. It has been seven years since TICKLED, so I am more than ready to do a little in-person roadtrip of America and present some of these screenings in person.”


Drafthouse Films will release the Spanish supernatural horror film EVERYONE WILL BURN, which premiered at the Sitges Film Festival and racked up multiple festival wins around the world. Directed by David Hebrero, the film follows Lucía, a strange little girl who just might be connected to a local legend about stopping an impending apocalypse. International sales agent Raven Banner represented the filmmakers in the deal.


THE YOUTUBE EFFECT, the latest documentary from director Alex Winter, whose previous films THE PANAMA PAPERS, ZAPPA, and DEEP WEB have made him one of the most interesting and acclaimed documentary filmmakers working today, will be released in partnership with educational streaming platform Kanopy this summer. A Tribeca Film Festival 2022 World Premiere, THE YOUTUBE EFFECT presents an eye-opening and troubling look at a platform that grew from humble origins to a content behemoth that is now powerfully embedded in our daily lives. The film features exclusive access to YouTube stars Anthony Padilla, Natalie Wynn, “ContraPoints,” and Susan Wojcicki, YouTube's former CEO. Produced by Gale Anne Hurd (THE TERMINATOR, ARMAGEDDON, ALIENS) and Glen Zipper (THE NIGHTMARE, DEEP WEB, ZAPPA). The deal was negotiated for the filmmakers by Amanda Lebow at CAA media finance. THE YOUTUBE EFFECT will open exclusively with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas July 7th, before expanding nationwide July 14th.


"Audiences are asking for more genre films and encouraging filmmakers to push their limits. All three of these movies are horrors, including MISTER ORGAN and THE YOUTUBE EFFECT where real life is actually scarier than fiction," says Ahbra Perry, who heads theatrical acquisitions for Drafthouse Films.


Each of the three films will have a theatrical release at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and other theaters, before debuting on major streaming platforms.”We are in this business because we know there are others just like us who want nothing more than to sit in a dark theater enjoying the movies they care about," says Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas founder and Executive Chairman Tim League. "With this robust slate of bold films, we are looking forward to bringing independent cinema back to theaters in a big way!”

Drafthouse Films is proud to sponsor the Fantastic Pavilion in its inaugural year at the Cannes Market. The Drafthouse team will be on the ground at this year's festival scouting for new acquisitions.

Drafthouse Films, known for its commitment to genre-defying cinema, announces three new acquisitions which it will release theatrically in US theaters followed by digital releases across major streaming platforms.


The enthralling and nightmarish documentary MISTER ORGAN from intrepid journalist and filmmaker David Farrier, whose 2016 hit TICKLED captivated and terrified audiences around the world with its investigation into the dark underbelly of "competitive endurance tickling" will be released in theaters this fall. As he turns his camera on another stranger than fiction story in MISTER ORGAN, Farrier finds himself caught in an increasingly dangerous game of cat and mouse with a mysterious character who expertly manipulates the lives of anyone who dares to expose his secrets. A critical and audience favorite at Fantastic Fest 2022, MISTER ORGAN has become a box office hit in Farrier's native New Zealand. Produced by Emma Slade, Firefly Films (THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING, COME TO DADDY), Alex Reed, Bloom Pictures (THERE IS NO ‘I’ IN THREESOME, GIRL ON THE BRIDGE) and David Farrier. Executive Produced by Ant Timpson (TURBO KID, COME TO DADDY), Mubi’s Bobby Allen & Efe Cakerel.


“I am incredibly happy to be working with Drafthouse Films,” says David Farrier, MISTER ORGAN Filmmaker. “Watching this funny, disturbing, and deeply weird documentary with an audience is the way to see it. It has been seven years since TICKLED, so I am more than ready to do a little in-person roadtrip of America and present some of these screenings in person.”


Drafthouse Films will release the Spanish supernatural horror film EVERYONE WILL BURN, which premiered at the Sitges Film Festival and racked up multiple festival wins around the world. Directed by David Hebrero, the film follows Lucía, a strange little girl who just might be connected to a local legend about stopping an impending apocalypse. International sales agent Raven Banner represented the filmmakers in the deal.


THE YOUTUBE EFFECT, the latest documentary from director Alex Winter, whose previous films THE PANAMA PAPERS, ZAPPA, and DEEP WEB have made him one of the most interesting and acclaimed documentary filmmakers working today, will be released in partnership with educational streaming platform Kanopy this summer. A Tribeca Film Festival 2022 World Premiere, THE YOUTUBE EFFECT presents an eye-opening and troubling look at a platform that grew from humble origins to a content behemoth that is now powerfully embedded in our daily lives. The film features exclusive access to YouTube stars Anthony Padilla, Natalie Wynn, “ContraPoints,” and Susan Wojcicki, YouTube's former CEO. Produced by Gale Anne Hurd (THE TERMINATOR, ARMAGEDDON, ALIENS) and Glen Zipper (THE NIGHTMARE, DEEP WEB, ZAPPA). The deal was negotiated for the filmmakers by Amanda Lebow at CAA media finance. THE YOUTUBE EFFECT will open exclusively with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas July 7th, before expanding nationwide July 14th.


"Audiences are asking for more genre films and encouraging filmmakers to push their limits. All three of these movies are horrors, including MISTER ORGAN and THE YOUTUBE EFFECT where real life is actually scarier than fiction," says Ahbra Perry, who heads theatrical acquisitions for Drafthouse Films.


Each of the three films will have a theatrical release at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and other theaters, before debuting on major streaming platforms.”We are in this business because we know there are others just like us who want nothing more than to sit in a dark theater enjoying the movies they care about," says Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas founder and Executive Chairman Tim League. "With this robust slate of bold films, we are looking forward to bringing independent cinema back to theaters in a big way!”

Drafthouse Films is proud to sponsor the Fantastic Pavilion in its inaugural year at the Cannes Market. The Drafthouse team will be on the ground at this year's festival scouting for new acquisitions.

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