EXCLUSIVE: ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Markus Blunder’s thriller.

Autumn Blood was shot entirely on 65mm in the Austrian Alps and stars Sophie Lowe, Peter Stormare, Gustaf Skarsgard, Samuel Vauramo and newcomer Maximilian Harnisch. 

The story centres on a pair of siblings at a secluded mountain farm who decide not to tell anyone when their mother dies, leaving them orphans. In the coming days they must deal with sinister visitors. Stephen T Barton and Blunder co-wrote the screenplay. Blunder also produced.

“We are excited to collaborate with 108 Media to release this jarring, incredibly cinematic film with its creative and unpredictable storytelling,” said ARC’s head of acquisitions Scott Moesta. “We are proud to distribute the film on all platforms.”

Moesta brokered the deal with 108 Media’s Jordan Nutson on behalf of the filmmakers.

108 has closed deals with Japan (New Select), pan-Asia (Astro) and Scandinavia (Take One). Deals are understood to be in the works for Australia and New Zealand, Germany and France.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with ARC on bringing Markus’s captivating feature film debut to audiences across the USA and Canada,” said Nutson.

“After examining ARC’s previous successful releases, I couldn’t think of a better partner to be releasing Autumn Blood within North America,” said Blunder. 

Recent ARC Entertainment releases include Lullaby starring Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay and Anne Archer; Sweetwater starring January Jones, Jason Isaacs and Jason Aldean; Big Sur with Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Balthazar Getty; and the Jeremy Lin documentary Linsanity.