Toronto, Montreal – October 25, 2016 – Entertainment One and boutique sales outfit Seville International are pleased to announce that writer/director Adam MacDonald’s second feature film PYEWACKET is set to begin production on October 26, 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie, in Canada’s scenic Northern Ontario region. The occult horror film stars Laurie Holden (from TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Nicole Muñoz, Chloe Rose, Eric Osborne and James McGowan.
 
PYEWACKET follows the story of Leah (Muñoz), a teenage girl who is forced to move to a house in the woods by her unstable mother (Holden) after the painful passing of her father. Feeling trapped and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to evoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother. Stricken by guilt, Leah desperately tries to reverse the spell, but soon realizes she has awoken something in the woods. Nothing can prepare Leah for the terror she has unleashed.
 
Lee Malia, the guitarist from Bring Me the Horizon, will be composing an original score for the film. Jonathan Bronfman (The Witch, Two Lovers and a Bear) and Victoria Sanchez-Mandryk (Wait Till Helen Comes) offer their horror expertise as the film’s producers, with Jeff Sackman, Casey Walker and Joe Sisto on-board as executive producers.
 
We are thrilled to join forces with the talented team behind Pyewacket. Adam is a masterful director and has demonstrated, through his work on Backcountry, that he can create the right mood to bring this story to life. We are looking forward to sharing this chilling horror film with our partners around the world,” said Anick Poirier, SVP, International Sales, Seville International.
 
Seville International is handling international sales of the film in all media around the world, with the exception of the US, where the film is being jointly handled with the producers. Entertainment One and Les Films Séville will directly distribute the film throughout Canada and Québec. Pyewacket is produced by JoBro Productions and Just Believe Productions, in association with Cave Painting Pictures and Tajj Media.
 
 
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
 
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
 
Seville International is the Company’s Montreal-based international film distribution arm specializing in strong independent films with crossover potential and arthouse films with award pedigree from Québec, Canada and around the world.
 
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About JoBro Film Finance & Productions
JoBro Film Finance & Productions is a Toronto-based company founded by Jonathan Bronfman. Recent credits include Race, Indignation (Sundance 2016), The Other Half (SXSW 2016), The Witch (Sundance 2015) and Bang Bang Baby (TIFF 2014). Two Lovers and a Bear and Mean Dreams premiered at Directors Fortnight in Cannes, with Two Lover and a Bear also playing in the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
 
JoBro’s unparalleled relationships with vendors and production expertise allow them to leverage incentives to bring world-class production value to their projects. Their ability to induce debt and drive financing through to closing, makes them uniquely capable of executing projects from package to delivery.
 
JoBro’s mission is to partner with emerging and established talent in pursuit of ambitious projects that have international marketplace potential. Their financial capacity and production experience make them ideal partners for creatively driven financiers, Producers, Directors and Writers.