Coming in right on the heels of Open Road acquiring Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO is another TIFF acquisition as IFC has just landed North American distribution rights to Zack Parker's PROXY. The film will be released under their IFC Midnight Label and they are planning a theatrical and VOD day and date release for the film — we'll hit you folks with the dates once we get them! If you missed out on the creepy trailer be sure to check it out right HERE.
A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.
PROXY is a European-style suspense-thriller that promises to challenge the traditional cinematic form. Parker has reunited with The Newton Brothers to compose the score as well as Jim Timperman as Director of Photography to lens the film. It stars Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg.