Becky scribes Lane and Ruckus Skye’s The Devil To Pay is being shopped at the virtual AFM this week under the Arclight banner, who were introduced to the pic initially by Gary Bradley. The film was released last month in the U.S. from Uncork’d Entertainment and Dark Star Pictures, and stars Danielle Deadwyler, Catherine Dyer and Jayson Warner Smith, and was announced officially by Arclight chairman Gary Hamilton.
After the disappearance of her husband, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community fights to save her son when the cold-hearted matriarch of the oldest family on the mountain demands payment of a debt that could destroy a decade’s old truce.
Lane Skye and Ruckus Skye wrote and directed the film marking their feature debut at the helm. They also produced the pic alongside Deadwyler, and with Martin L. Kelley, Allison Maier, and Gabriel Olson.
“Danielle is a formidable talent, leading this gripping tale of familial defense through its pulse-racing twists and turns, as excellently plotted by Lane and Ruckus,” said Hamilton. “Our buyers have shown a consistent appetite for this kind of cerebral, elevated horror-thriller that both entertains and enlightens. We could not be more proud to add this special film to our AFM slate.”
“This film was a true labor of love for us and we are so excited to partner with Arclight Films to help share this twisted Southern Gothic tale with the world at large”, said Lane Skye. “And along with that, exposing a wider audience to the brilliance of Danielle Deadwyler”, added Ruckus.
Pic hails from Crooked Crow Films and Buckhead Film Group. Click here to read my review from September.