XYZ Films Picks Up Faustian Horror Film

XYZ Films announced yesterday that it has acquired Mark Meir’s horror film The invoked. The film was screened this weekend at the Overlook Film Festival. XYZ Films picked it up for distribution and plans to release it in North America in July.

XYZ Films is very proud to announce the acquisition of director Mark Meir’s Faustian tale of morality, THE INVOKEout of the 2022 Overlook Film Festival. The distributor is planning a North American release of the film in July 2022.

Pictured, young Elijah (J. Quinton Johnson of Hamilton) attends a self-help retreat with his rock star girlfriend Lyn, unaware that the enigmatic doctor who runs the estate has summoned him here to settle a supernatural debt several generations old.

Directed by Meir with a screenplay by Ukrainian Jewish writer Yuri Baranovsky, THE INVOKEThe powerful cast of includes Johnson (Hamilton on Broadway, AMC’s The Son), Emma Fitzpatrick (THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Salvador Chacon (FX’s Mayans MC), Angela Gulner (Netflix’s GLOW) and Freddy Douglas (Hallmark’s The Odyssey). A co-production of Wicked Myth and Happy Little Guillotine Studios, the pic is produced by Baranovsky, Meir, Gulner, Justin Mark Morrison and Dashiell Reinhardt.

James Emanuel Shapiro, Executive Vice President of U.S. Distribution for XYZ Films, notes, “All I can say is that I felt called to work on THE INVOKE! Mark, Yuri and Angela have created something clever and scary, and I can’t wait to show it to as many people as possible!”

THE INVOKE director Mark Meir adds, “We are thrilled to have XYZ bring this film to the public. As leaders in the genre, we are honored to be among their titles.”

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