IndustryWorks Pictures’ Acclaimed Horror Feature “American Mary” Takes Home 11 Awards At Top Genre Festivals

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The indie horror “American Mary” from IndustryWorks Pictures has ravaged competition at festivals and left audiences and critics alike talking about the thriller, which has taken home top honors at North America’s biggest genre festivals. Directed by The Twisted Twins (Jen & Sylvia Soska), the film, which stars “Ginger Snaps” alum Katharine Isabelle, has been garnering rave reviews internationally, and is leaving a noticeable mark on all the festivals it is screening within. Most recently, IndustryWorks Pictures brought the film to the screens of the Toronto After Dark Festival and Screamfest LA, where it was awarded 11 awards in total, including the top honor of Best Picture at Screamfest and Best Director at both festivals.

American Mary


Toronto After Dark 2012
Best Canadian Feature Film
Best Director (Jen & Sylvia Soska)
Best Leading Actress (Katharine Isabelle)
Best Cinematography (Brian Pearson)
Best Antihero (Mary Mason, played by Katharine Isabelle)
Most Disturbing Film

Screamfest 2012
Best Picture
Best Director (Jen & Sylvia Soska)
Best Actress (Katharine Isabelle)
Best Cinematography (Brian Pearson)
Best Makeup (Masters FX)

The film has played at festivals around the world to outstanding reviews, and IndustryWorks is currently representing the film at the American Film Market. “American Mary” was recently picked up by Universal Pictures at Cannes and is set for distribution in a number of international territories, including UK and Germany, Bounty in Australia & New Zealand and Anchor Bay for Canada’s Home Entertainment.

Some of the press “American Mary” has garnered includes accolades from international media outlets, including Fangoria, Total Film, Dread Central, Twitch Film, Bloody Disgusting and Daily Dead; along with mainstream trades such as mentions in The New York Times, Screen Daily and Time Out.

“American Mary” stars Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps’ franchise) and Antonio Cupo (Dark Angel, Bomb Girls) in a story of medical student, Mary Mason (Isabelle), as she grows increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the surgeons that she once admired. The allure of easy money and notoriety sends Mary into the messy world of underground surgeries that leaves more marks on Mary than her so-called ‘freakish’ clientele. The film is produced by IndustryWorks Pictures, Evan Tylor and John Curtis and was written and directed by, The Twisted Twins, Jen & Sylvia Soska.

This feature follows in a long line of recent productions found, developed, produced and released by IndustryWorks. Other recent projects of note include the new TV series shooting this fall “The Lost Legion”, the animated feature “Back to the Sea” with an exclusive window at Walmart through Viva Pictures, and the upcoming feature film TOXIN 3D.

IndustryWorks is quickly proving that the size of the company isn’t a determination of success, as they continue to produce quality, unique, audience-pleasing projects that sell. IndustryWorks sets itself apart from its larger competition by having the keen sense of seeing potential in the right projects, and turning that potential into a production to take notice of—which is why they have major international distributors paying close attention.
About IndustryWorks – Canada, International

IndustryWorks Pictures theatrically releases feature films in North America and provides international distribution for those films. IWP provides independent productions with the support and ability to strategically market, schedule, budget and ultimately have their product released theatrically. IndustryWorks also produces feature films, TV product and other new media formats. IndustryWorks Pictures has been developing its releasing strategies with Independent Booking Services and most recently Landmark Cinemas whose strong exhibitor relationships have been instrumental in positioning the company’s up and coming motion pictures with major theatrical chains. These theatre chains include; AMC, Cineplex Entertainment, Landmark, Regal and Cinemark.

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