Irish Film: Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey secures further distribution

ScreenDaily is reporting that Metrodome International has closed major territory deals for Let Us Prey, from Irish director Brian O’Malley. The film is currently being shopped at the American Film Market in Santa Monica.

MPI Media Group’s Dark Sky Films banner had already picked up the U.S. distribution rights, and now the film will be distributed in Canada via Raven Banner Entertainment, with Kaleidoscope taking all rights for the UK.

Let Us Prey had previously sold to Germany (Pierrot le Fou), Benelux (Premiere TV), The Middle East (Falcon) and Hong Kong (Sundream Motion Pics).

The film, which is an Irish/Scottish co-production, tells the story of a rookie police officer who must deal with all hell breaking loose on her first nightshift in a backwater town.

Pollyanna McIntosh, last seen in the great Love Eternal, plays the lead, alongside Game Of Thrones star Liam Cunningham, Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast), and Bryan Larkin (Outlander).

Let Us Prey played Cannes and the European horror circuit, winning the Méliès d’Argent award for Best European Fantastic Film at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, before making its U.S. debut last weekend at Fantastic Fest in Austin.

Financing on the project came from a number of sources including Creative Scotland and The Irish Film Board.

Let Us Prey will likely be out in Ireland and the US early next year.

Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they’re there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. Wrong, on both counts. Six is about to arrive – and All Hell Will Break Loose!