Leading worldwide sales and finance company The Exchange has acquired international sales rights to the SXSW 2017 selection “Tragedy Girls,” which stars Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Craig Robinson (who is also a producer), Jack Quaid and Kevin Durand, in a film that’s described as a twist on the slasher genre which follows two budding teenage sociopaths who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small midwestern town into a frenzy, cementing their legacy as modern horror legends.
The horror-comedy feature, which made its world premiere in the “Midnighters” section of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival in March, was directed by Tyler MacIntyre, based on an original screenplay by Justin Olson.
The Exchange will introduce the film to international distributors at the upcoming Cannes Film Market this month.
Anthony Holt is producer through The Comeback Kids, with Edward Mokhtarian and Armen Aghaeian of New Artist Pictures, alongside Cameron Van Hoy and Tara Ansley. Kerry Rhodes serves as executive producer.
CAA is handling US rights to the film, although it’s without domestic distribution at this time.
No trailer yet, but a first clip from the film, featuring Shipp and Robinson follows: