Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of independent distributor Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the North American rights to “the Seeding,” a new horror thriller. Marks Barnaby Clay’s directorial debut and world premiere at Tribeca Midnight
“The Seeding” is about a wanderer who gets lost in the desert and seeks refuge with a woman living alone. He soon learns that she may not be there voluntarily. “The Seeding” stars Scott Haze (“Venom” and “Jurassic World Dominion”) and Kate Lyn Sheil (“You’re Next” and “V/H/S”). The next screening will take place at Beyond Fest in Los Angeles and will be in competition at this year’s Sitges Film Festival. Magnet will release the film early next year.
“Barnaby Clay has delivered a truly disturbing and shockingly terrifying film with ‘The Seeding,'” Magnolia Pictures co-CEOs Eamonn Bowles and Dori Begley said in a statement.
Magnet has released titles such as “Let the Right One in” by Tomas Alfredson, “13 Assassins” by Takeshi Miike, “Monsters” by Gareth Edward and “Centurion” by Neil Marshall.
“If you decide to make a low-budget movie, there are some dream scenarios that you keep in mind, they keep you from the many challenges that are following the path,” Clay said. “With the arm of the Magnolia genre, Magnet, releasing this movie was one of those hopes. They keep releasing bold and imaginative films that stand the test of time, and I’m thrilled that ‘the Seeding’ will now stand alongside such titles.”
Clay wrote the script and directed the film. “The Seeding” is a production from the ether. It was produced by Brian Etting. XYZ Films was the executive producer of the film and will continue the worldwide distribution of the film. The deal was negotiated by John Von Thaden, senior vice president of acquisitions at Magnolia, and Pip Ngo, senior vice president of sales and acquisitions at XYZ Films, on behalf of the filmmakers.