The Orchard has taken North American rights from XYZ Films to Ivan Kavanagh’s psychological horror in a rare on-site acquisition at this year’s Tribeca.

The Canal premiered at Tribeca this week and will go through The Orchard’s horror label, Shock Till You Drop.

Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra, Kelly Byrne and Steve Oram star in the Ireland-UK co-production.

AnneMarie Naughton produced the haunted house story for Park Films.

  • Video Services Corp has taken North American rights on all platforms for Happy Slapping, the feature that shot entirely on smartphones. Jonathan Gross of VSC brokered the deal with Christos Sourligas of One Man Band Films and plans a spring 2014 release.