Samuel Goldwyn Films announced this week that the company has acquired North American rights to Elle Callahan’s horror film Head Count, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and won the Nightfall Award. The film will be released in theatres and on digital June 14th.
In the film, Newcomer Evan (Isaac W. Jay) joins a group of teens on a getaway in Joshua Tree. While exchanging ghost stories around the campfire, Evan reads aloud a mysterious chant from an internet site. From that moment, someone--or something--is among them. As unsettling, inexplicable events become more frequent, Evan realizes this summoned shape-shifting creature is targeting them to fulfill a deadly ritual.
The film also stars Ashleigh Morghan, Bevin Bru, Billy Meade, Hunter Peterson, Chelcie May, Tory Freeth, Michael Herman, Amaka Obiechie, Sam Marra, and Cooper Rowe.
Head Count was directed by Elle Callahan and written by Michael Nader. The film was produced by Sam Sandweiss & Brandon Somerhalder; and executive produced by Hunter Peterson, Haoliang Harvey Zhang, Elle Callahan, Eric B. Fleischman, and Lauri Apelian.
The deal was negotiated by Miles Fineburg on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films and Derek Kigongo at Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.