Jinga Films has closed a US distribution deal in Cannes with Vertical Entertainment for Julian Richards' (The Last Horror Movie, Summer Scars) electro-kinetic meta-horror Reborn. Vertical is planning to theatrically release the film in at least 10 markets including New York and Los Angeles, concurrently with premium placement on all VOD platforms and Home Video outlets.
Reborn is a contemporary Frankenstein story set in Los Angeles, about a stillborn baby girl brought back to life by an electrical storm before being abducted from hospital by a morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday, empowered with the gift to manipulate electricity with her mind, she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother leaving a trail of destruction behind her.
The film stars Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Michael Pare (Streets Of Fire), Chaz Bono ("American Horror Story"), Rae Dawn Chong (Commando), Monte Markham (We Are Still Here) and introducing talented newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert.
Reborn received its World premiere at FrightFest in UK and has since screened at over 20 festivals worldwide, winning six awards including Best Sci-Fi Feature at Another Hole In The Head, Best Horror Feature at Mad Monster Party and Best Director at Fantasporto.
Filmed on location in Los Angeles, Reborn is written by Michael Mahin, from a story by Jeannie McGinnis who also produced through her company New Normal Productions. John Penney (Return Of The Living Dead III) serves as Executive Producer.