Gunpowder & Sky, the global content studio, today announced the acquisition of the teen-slasher-comedy, Tragedy Girls. The film follows two death-obsessed teens played by Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small midwestern town into frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends. The acquisition comes just as the film made its Canadian debut at the Fantasia Film Festival.
Tragedy Girls was directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who also co-wrote the script with Chris Lee Hill. Tragedy Girls is MacIntyre’s second feature. His debut pic Patchwork also received critical praise in the genre festival circle, winning Best Picture at Screamfest 2015. The film is produced by The Comeback Kids and New Artist Pictures, in association with Ardor Pictures. Producers include Anthony Holt, Armen Aghaeian, Edward Mokhtarian, Cameron Van Hoy, Tara Ansley and Craig Robinson. It is executively produced by Kerry Rhodes.
“After seeing how well audiences were connecting with the film at South by Southwest, we knew we needed to find a distribution partner that shared our passion for the theatrical experience,” said MacIntyre “We’ve been extremely impressed with Gunpowder & Sky and the team’s innovative approach so we are thrilled to be working with a company that is as excited as we are to finally unleash this movie onto the world.”
“Tragedy Girls is a wild, meta horror comedy with some of the most badass female teens we’ve seen on the screen,” said Jake Hanly, Gunpowder & Sky’s VP Acquisitions, “Tyler MacIntyre has established himself as a horror director to watch, someone who’s steeped in the history of the genre while bringing a fresh and authentic take. We’re thrilled to take audiences on this ride.”