Takashi Doscher's 'Still' Sells Worldwide Rights at SCAD Savannah Film Festival
The film features Madeline Brewer, Lydia Wilson and Nick Blood
SAVANNAH, Georgia – The Orchard today announced the company has acquired worldwide rights to indie-suspense drama, Still, starring Lydia Wilson (Star Trek: Beyond), Nick Blood (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid's Tale) out of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The film will be re-leased in North America on January 8, 2019 on across digital and On Demand plat-forms.
The film follows a young hiker (Madeline Brewer) who stumbles onto an isolated farm after losing her way on the Appalachian Trail. She is taken in and cared for by a strange couple (Lydia Wilson and Nick Blood) desperate to protect a secret deep in the mountains.
Still is the narrative feature directorial debut of Takashi Doscher, an Atlanta native, who previously directed the ESPN documentary A Fighting Chance. Doscher's next feature film, Only, is a sci-fi love story, starring Freida Pinto and Tony-award winner Leslie Odom, Jr.
"I am deeply proud of Still, and The Orchard is a dream partner for its release," said Takashi Doscher. "They have a great reputation among filmmakers as a distributor who really cares about the films they acquire. This movie was a true collaboration, only made possible by the incredible film community in the state of Georgia. As the SCAD Savannah Film Festival proves, there is no better place than Georgia to be able to make films, and it's only fitting that we have found a distributor who is bringing the same spirit of passion and collaboration to its release."
A key stop on the Oscar festival circuit, SCAD Savannah Film Festival will screen a total of 164 films, including 33 narrative films, 16 documentary films and 115 shorts, more than any year before.
Still is executive produced by Matt Murdoch and Josh Dent and produced by Craig Miller, Gabrielle Pickle, Alex Creasia, and Takashi Doscher. The deal was negotiated by Andrew Borden at The Orchard, and Alex Creasia and Ben Maida on behalf of the filmmakers.
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