IFC Midnight announced today that it is acquiring U.S. rights to visionary director Anthony Scott Burns’ Come True, a sci-fi nightmare based on the real-life horror of sleep paralysis and how it plays tricks on the mind.
The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Fantasia Film Festival to positive critical reception and will have its U.S. premiere today at the inaugural virtual super-festival Nightstream.
In Come True, "Dark dreams trouble rebellious teenager Sarah. Struggling at school and unable to go home, she is relieved to find shelter at a university sleep study. Hoping this will finally help her to get rid of her nightmares, Sarah unwittingly becomes the channel to a horrifying new discovery."
The film stars Julia Sarah Stone ("The Killing", Weirdos) and Landon Liboiron (Truth or Dare, "Hemlock Grove").
Director Anthony Scott Burns commented, "I am thrilled to have IFC onboard as our American home for Come True. The film was created to entertain audiences who love the horror genre, but also appreciate the unpredictable nature of independent cinema. IFC are proven masters of both realms, so I know we're in the best hands."
Come True is a Copperheart Entertainment production. The film was produced by Steven Hoban, Mark Smith, and Brent Kawchuck, and co-produced by Nicholas Bechard. Executive producers are Vincenzo Natali, Andrea Hatzinikolas, Chris Wallace, Bob Crowe, and Karyn Nolan.
The film was produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund.
IFC Midnight is planning a release in early 2021.