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SXSW: Image Entertainment picks up Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell starring Evidence

Mar. 8, 2013by: Kevin Woods

On the eve of SXSW in Austin Image Entertainment has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the found footage flick EVIDENCE, a thriller that stars Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell that we last told you about back in 2011. The rights include theatrical, home entertainment, television and digital.

EVIDENCE is directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi, whose last features were 2009’s sci-fi mockumentary THE FOURTH KIND and 2005’s extremely low-budget horror THE CAVERN.

In EVIDENCE, Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") and Radha Mitchell (SILENT HILL) both play detectives investigating a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station. The titular evidence comes from the various recording devices found at the scene, which the detectives must pore over in order to piece together the sequence of events and find their killer. It sounds like the proper use of a found footage film, where footage is actually found and watched, instead of just presented without context. The film also stars Torrey DeVitto ("The Vampire Diaries"), Dale Dickey ("True Blood"), Harry Lennix ("Dollhouse"), and Nolan Gerard Funk ("Glee").

The screenplay was written by newcomer John Swetnam, who wrote and directed the short film EVIDENCE that the feature is based on. Swetnam also has the high school tornado survival film BLACK SKY in post-production for director Stephen Quale.

Image is planning a theatrical release for this summer.

EVIDENCE star Radha Mitchell (above) obviously enjoys playing in the horror sandbox; she's been in THE CRAZIES, SILENT HILL, SILENT HILL: REVELATION, PITCH BLACK and ROGUE

Extra Tidbit: EVIDENCE sounds like a cool take on the found footage subgenre. Do you have any interest in investigating this EVIDENCE?

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