NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2017) – Brooklyn-based distributor FilmRise announced today that they have acquired worldwide VOD and digital rights to Ingrid Jungermann’s comedy-thriller WOMEN WHO KILL, which had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The Film Collaborative will release the film theatrically.
WOMEN WHO KILL tells the story of commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, who suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer. Written and directed by Ingrid Jungermann, who also stars in the film alongside Annette O’Toole, Ann Carr, Sheila Vand, Sheila O’Neill and Deborah Rush, WOMEN WHO KILL won the award for Best Screenplay, U.S. Narrative Feature Film at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
The film was produced by Alex Scharfman and Jungermann, and executive produced by Cliff Chenfeld, Craig Balsam, Jim Rosenthal, Rick Milenthal, Victor Zaraya, Stacie Passon, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen. Lauren Brady was a co-producer on the film.
Jungermann is the co-creator of the web comedy series THE SLOPE, and creator of the WGA-nominated web series F TO 7TH, featuring Amy Sedaris, Michael Showalter, Gaby Hoffmann, Olympia Dukakis and Janeane Garofalo.
WOMEN WHO KILL was renowned for its creative spin on the murder-thriller and witty screenplay. IndieWire raved, “Ingrid Jungermann’s whip-smart satire offers a wry snapshot of self-involved New York lesbians that’s both enjoyably smarmy and unsettling in equal doses.” The Hollywood Reporter praised it, “Murderously smart and funny.”
“It is an honor to work with FilmRise and The Film Collaborative and we are all thrilled to share WOMEN WHO KILL with audiences everywhere,” said Jungermann. “I wanted to make a film that took my appreciation of classic film genres — romantic comedies, mysteries, and a dash of horror — and twist it up into something that resembles a heightened version of my own life experience.”
“We’re thrilled to be releasing this unique genre-bending film to audiences around the world,” said Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise. “Ingrid Jungermann has presented a sharp, intelligent directorial vision in WOMEN WHO KILL that I’m certain will connect with fans across many genres.”
The deal was negotiated between Fisher and FilmRise’s VP of Acquisitions Max Einhorn with Paradigm Talent Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.
ABOUT INGIRD JUNGERMANN
Ingrid co-created the web series THE SLOPE and created the WGA-Nominated web series F TO 7TH. She earned her MFA at NYU Graduate Film School and was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Faces of Independent Film and Out Magazine’s 100 People of the Year. Her debut feature, WOMEN WHO KILL (Tribeca All Access program, IFP Emerging Narrative Labs), premiered in competition at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where she won the Jury Award for Best Screenplay. Ingrid was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and is a Sundance FilmTwo fellow.
FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company’s releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue”, produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo”; and the controversial Sundance hit “White Girl”. Television titles include the iconic Robert Stack hosted series “Unsolved Mysteries” and Showtime’s Emmy®-winning “Years of Living Dangerously”.
FilmRise’s recent acquisitions include the acclaimed true crime documentary “I Called Him Morgan”; the multi-Goya award-winning “Truman” starring Ricardo Darin; the box office hit “Harry & Snowman”; “Manifesto” starring two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett; sci-fi drama “Marjorie Prime” starring Jon Hamm and Tim Robbins; and “My Friend Dahmer” starring Ross Lynch. For more information, go to www.FilmRise.com