New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Lycan marks the feature debut of Bev Land. The horror / thriller based on the popular urban legend of the "Talbot County Werewolf". Parade
Deck Films will handle the movie's theatrical release, followed by disc, digital and VOD platforms from MVD Entertainment.
Synopsis: When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group history project, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to uncover the truth about the hundred year old urban legend of Emily Burt, the "Talbot County Werewolf".
Lycan stars Dania Ramirez ("Devious Maids" X-Men: The Last Stand, American Reunion, Premium Rush), who will be starring this Fall on ABC's hit show "Once Upon a Time" as princess "Cinderella." The film boasts a strong ensemble cast that includes three-time Emmy Award nominee Gail O'Grady ("NYPD Blue", "Revenge", Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo), Parker Croft ("Little Big Lies", "Lewis and Clark"), Vanessa Angel
(Kingpin, Hall Pass, "Weird Science"), Rebekah Graf (Entourage), Kalia Prescot (The Hunger Games), Jake Lockett (Transpecos), Alina
Puscau (X/Y, Conan The Barbarian) and Craig
Tate (12 Years a Slave, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage).
Making his directorial debut with Lycan, Bev Land talks about his experience in bringing his vision to life with his co-producer and star (and wife), Dania Ramirez. "I knew that the journey of making this film independently would be a challenge filled with a tremendous amount of blood, sweat and tears (pun intended) and I know we have something special that genre fans are going to appreciate. Fortunately
for me I was lucky enough to be able to take this journey with Dania, who I not only respect and adore as an artist, but someone I also love as a human being."
Lycan producer and star Dania Ramirez agrees...
"I am a firm believer that with hard work and dedication anything is possible. I have been in front of the camera for quite some time and I feel blessed to have been able to help lead the team that made this movie possible. When I met my talented husband, I said to him "I want to produce films" and Bev looked at me and said "Then let's do it together... I will write you a leading character with the dimension and depth that you are capable of playing but haven't had the opportunity and YOU will produce it for me!" The journey of independent film making doesn't allow much room for star like treatment and producing one proved to be more challenging than I could've ever imagined. Being the producer and star meant making every phone call and scheduling every shooting day also had to correspond with taking the necessary time to put on the clothes of my character and live in her before hearing the word "Action
". I also want to add that Latin female leading roles are rare in this industry and this one I think is one of a kind. The sense of accomplishment I feel today having not only brought our baby "Lycan" into this world but now having Eric D. Wilkinson
at MVD Entertainment and Michael Ingram at Parade
Deck Films distribute the film is overwhelming."
Having followed the film's production and progress on the internet and social media, MVD Entertainment's Director
of Acquisitions Eric D. Wilkinson
reached out to Peter
Van Steemburg at ICM Partners for an introduction to the filmmakers...
"I'm a huge fan of the horror genre and MVD Entertainment has been a long time supporter and champion of independent films. Peter
gave me the opportunity to screen Lycan and I just loved it. I won't give away any spoilers but I will say that Lycan messes with your expectations throughout with an ending that you will not see coming!" In regards to getting Lycan into theaters, Wilkinson
explains, "MVD has built a great partnership with Parade
Deck Films. I was happy to share this movie with them because CEO Michael Ingram has done a great job in exposing some of these smaller movies theatrically, giving independent filmmakers a chance for their work to be seen by audience on the big screen, as they intended, and at the same time, help build awareness for the film after it's theatrical run for the VOD, digital and physical windows for the months following."
Lycan will open theatrically in select cities on August 4th, followed by disc, digital and VOD platforms from MVD Entertainment on September
26th. Pre-order the DVD now at MVDshop.com or at Amazon.
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© 2017 1 Bullet in the Gun Productions
© 2017 Parade
Directed by: Bev Land
Written By: Bev Land and Michael Mordler
Produced by: Dania Ramirez and Bev Land
Executive Producers: Crystal Hunt, Nada Hunt and Donnie Land
Running Time: 88 minutes
Crystal Hunt is an Emmy-nominated daytime staple for the likes of Guiding Light and One Life to Live. She's since transitioned into features inclusive of Magic Mike XXL with Channing
Tatum, and Hilton Head Island with her Queens of Drama
co-star Donna Mills and Antonio Sabato, Jr.
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. ICM was formed in 1975 through the merger of Creative Management Associates and International Famous Agency. In 2005, the company raised equity financing from Rizvi Traverse and institutional investors to fund strategic growth, and in 2006, ICM acquired the literary agency Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann. In 2012, the agency completed a management buyout and formed a partnership with the new name, ICM Partners.
Deck Films is a United States military veteran-owned and operated film sales and distribution company based out of Portland, Oregon, driven by a passion and love for films. Our focus is to distribute independent films of all genres not only theatrically, but also among all digital and VOD platforms and physical formats to new and wide audiences around the world, while giving back to the community and supporters of independent filmmaking. We strive to provide easy access to the best of independent film for fans, a great partnership for artists, and an unparalleled outlet for those most passionate about film as a whole.
Formed in 1987, MVD Entertainment Group celebrates it's 30th year as a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for Theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide.