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Electric Entertainment acquires US distribution rights to Exile

May 3, 2023

The Canadian feature film Exile has been acquired by Electric Entertainment in the US, Vortex Media in Canada and Nicely Entertainment for international.

The thriller, shot in Powell River, B.C., includes a haunting performance from Adam Beach (Power of the Dog, Suicide Squad) as Ted Evans, a father struggling with his past, alongside stellar performances from Camille Sullivan (Hunter Hunter), Garry Chalk (The Killing) and Marshall Williams (The Ice Road). The film had its world premiere in December to sold-out audiences at the Whistler Film Festival.

Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment, commented: “This nail-biting thriller features stunning performances by Beach and Sullivan. Their on-screen chemistry, married with the lavish sets of the beautiful British Columbia countryside, are certain to make this a must-watch for U.S. audiences.”

In Exile, Ted Evans (Adam Beach) receives a threat from the man whose family he killed in a DUI. In order to protect his family when he is released from prison, Ted exiles himself and commits to a reclusive life; separating himself from the people he loves. His wife, Sara (Camille Sullivan), believes the threat is a manifestation of her husband’s profound guilt. Determined to rebuild their family, Sara tracks down Ted to confront him, but she has no idea who he’s become or how real the threat may be.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Electric, Vortex and Nicely. Exile is a film about isolation, loss and love. With such universal themes and exceptional performances, we’re excited to share this film with audiences worldwide,” said director Jason James.

Produced by Resonance Films, Goodbye Productions and Service Street Pictures, Exile is written by Michael Beaton and directed by Jason James (Entanglement), produced by Amber Ripley (Ash) and Sammie Astaneh (1922, How to Rob) and executive produced by Ellie Fox (A Million Little Things), Mark Williams (Ozark), Tai Duncan (How It Ends), Jhod Cardinal (Kim’s Convenience), Adam Beach and Camille Sullivan. The film’s director of photography is Stirling Bancroft, editing by Jason Schneider, composed by Andrew Harris and costume design by Mackenzie Serin.

Ben Kim, VP of Development & Acquisitions, negotiated the deal on behalf of Electric Entertainment.

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