The UK’s Kaleidoscope Entertainment has boarded UK rights for Media 8’s film The Horseman

The distributor, which launched in 2008, signed a deal with US film entertainment company Media 8 Entertainment.

Kaleidoscope is planning an autumn release for The Horseman, which is the debut film from Australian director Steven Kastrissios.

The film tells the story of a father who, after learning of the suspicious death of his daughter, sets out to find answers about her last hours alive. Peter Marshall stars.

The film had its US premiere as an official Midnight Selection at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. 

At the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Kastrissios won the Best Australian Director award, where the film also won the prize for Best Australian Film.

Kaleidescope’s film catalogue includes titles such as Trailer Parkof Terror, Heavy Load, The End, Little Ashes and Pontypool.