Alex McAulay’s feature directing debut, Don’t Tell A Soul, was recently acquired by Saban Films. McAulay penned the film, shot in Kentucky, and sees a security guard (Emmy-nominated Rainn Wilson), fighting for survival after falling into a forgotten well when two brothers set out to rob a home to pay for their sick mother’s medical bills.
Also starring are Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) and Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam!) and Mena Suvari (American Pie franchise). Mangano Movies & Media’s Chris Mangano, and Unbridled Films’s Merry-Kay Poe, produced with Steve Poe, with Matt Bronson and John Neace exec producing, and Brian Tanke, Max Neace and McAulay co-producing.
Don’t Tell A Soul was an official Tribeca Film Festival selection this past Spring for Mangano prior to the festival’s cancellation earlier this year.
“During these trying times, we at Saban thrive to continue bringing entertainment to our audiences and provide a platform for indie films.” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Don’t Tell a Soul is an entertaining and thrilling tale that audiences will love. We are proud to support Alex and the whole team.”
Producer Merry-Kay Poe added, “It was a true pleasure to work with such a great cast and production team. Alex’s masterful script showcases four great actors each in a new dimension, which is very exciting to watch. We are very pleased to be working with Saban Films to share every twist and turn of Don’t Tell A Soul with a wide audience.”
Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.