By Film Threat Staff | February 26, 2007

“The Tribe,” the action/horror debut by filmmakers Jorg Ihle (writer/director) and Mo Ramchandani (writer/producer), has been picked up for wide theatrical North American distribution by Courtney Solomon (partner) and Stephanie Caleb (EVP of Acquisitions and Creative Affairs) of After Dark Films.
Co-written by Jorg Ihle and producer Mo Ramchandani, “The Tribe” focuses on a group of young twenty-somethings, who become stranded on an uncharted island inhabited with humanoid creatures, who must then fight for survival against a dangerous predator they do not understand. “The Tribe” is said to be a new and innovative take on the horror genre, but combines classical horror tension ala “Alien”.
“The Tribe” had many US distributors vying for the film, until After Dark Films made a pre-emptive buy over the President’s Day weekend. Recently, the film garnered a lot of attention based on their promotional teaser, which was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, where sales were concluded with Prosieben and Splendid in Germany, Quality in Mexico, and Polarstar in Latin America.

The film stars Jewel Staite (SERENITY), Justine Baldoni (“Everwood”), Kellan Lutz (ACCEPTED), Nikki Griffin (DUKES OF HAZZARD), Marc Bacher, and was produced by Mohit Ramchandani, directed by Jorg Ihle and written by Ihle and Ramchandani, and executive produced by Joel Soisson (PULSE, FEAST and also executive produced by Jo Bamford. The film was financed by Avatar Entertainment is being distributed internationally by Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures.

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