We have just received word that Dena Hysell’s latest flick Ascent to Hell has been acquired by APL Film, and we have the early details for you below including some poster artwork. What makes us intrigued about this is that it’s said to be a “classic ghost story,” so we’re pretty stoked for this. At this time we don’t have a trailer for you, but I’m sure in the coming weeks one will ascend from the depths of hell.
From the Press Release:
APL Film has acquired the international sales rights to Rumpus Room Productions and Elpis Film’s thriller/horror, Ascent to Hell. The deal was concluded by Andrew van den Houten of 79th & Broadway on behalf of the producers, with Warren Nimchuk negotiating for APL Film. Sales are currently underway at Cannes Film Market. Here is a first look at the international sales key art.
Inspired by the New York Triangle Factory Fire, which left hundreds of female workers dead, Ascent to Hell is a classic ghost story about this former sweatshop and the ghosts that are trying to escape.
Starring Azura Skye (One Missed Call), Bill Sage (We Are What We Are), John Randall Hennigan (aka WWE’s Johnny Nitro) and Cayleb Long, the film was directed by Dena Hysell.
In the story, Kate (Skye), an ambitious commercial real estate agent has her sights set on a big contract, with a wealthy investment manager (Sage). The deal is lucrative, but it is suddenly on the rocks as Kate and Mr. Browning, and the rest of the people involved in the deal must survive a mysterious supernatural trap. In order to escape with their lives, Kate must find the clues to the building’s past.
Director: Dena Hysell. Written by: Golan Ramraz off of a Story by: Isak Borg, Golan Ramraz, & Dena Hysell.
Executive Producers: Andrew Van den Houten Nino Conchetta Producers: Dena Hysell and Sirad Balducci. Cinematographer: Will Turner Production Designer: Jonathan Schroeder.
Cast: Azura Skye, Cayleb Long, Bill Sage, Taylor Gildersleeve, and John Randall Hennigan.
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