IFC Midnight announced they have acquired the U.S. rights to Ryan Prows’ directorial debut LOWLIFE.
Pegged as a black comedy, LOWLIFE, centers on a group of small-time criminals whose stories collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very wrong. Violent and entertaining it has draw comparisons to an early and raw Tarantino film – and rightfully so. The film had its U.S. premiere at Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Film Festival where it won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor (for Jon Oswald).
The story sees a twist of fate unite three of society’s forgotten and ignored: a disgraced Mexican wrestler working as hired muscle for a local crime boss, a recovering addict desperate enough to arrange a black-market kidney transplant to save her husband’s life and a lovable two-strike convict fresh out of prison, cursed with a full-face swastika tattoo and a best friend guilting him into a kidnapping scheme. As the sordid lives of these small-time criminals collide, they must fight to save a pregnant woman from a very certain, and surely gruesome death.
The filmmakers say, “When we made Lowlife, we couldn’t help but ask ourselves who in their right-mind would distribute a movie this crazy? Lucky for us IFC Midnight rose to the challenge, proving they’re just as insane as we are. We’re thrilled to be working with them!”
IFC Midnight plans a theatrical release in March 2018 but Downright Creepy is looking to land the film for Panic Fest 2018. Stay tuned!