IndustryWorks Pictures announces U.S. distribution deal for what’s being called ‘today’s modern day horror film’ – “American Mary”

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IndustryWorks Pictures has an exciting announcement to make as they bring their widely praised thriller/horror feature “American Mary” to the US market. The festival circuit gem, stars “Ginger Snaps” alum Katharine Isabelle and was the recent recipient of 11 awards at top genre festivals across North America, including the honors for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.

XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the horror sensation, AMERICAN MARY, produced and represented worldwide by IWP. This female- centric surgical horror-thriller will be released on XLrator Media’s newly announced Screamfest label in Fall 2013.

IndustryWorks Pictures is excited to bring the film to the US market with XLrator Media and their Screamfest label where American Mary picked up five awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Makeup. It also won six awards at the Toronto AfterDark festival including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Most Disturbing Film.

Evan Tylor, President of IndustryWorks Pictures says, “American Mary was a risky film to take on but we believed in the talent, the material and our ability to get the film in the right hands and get audiences talking about it. We went for it based on the uniqueness of the creative package. More cool films coming from IWP in 2013.”

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“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 directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska and produced by Evan Tylor and John Curtis.


XLrator Media, LLC is a multi-platform releasing company founded by industry veteran Barry Gordon. It is focused on acquiring feature films, event programming and libraries, in addition to producing programming for enthusiast genres and categories that are under-served by the major studios and most independents. Recent XLrator Media releases include Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku, Killing Bono, the Sundance documentary Knuckle, We The Party, 96 Minutes, Assassin’s Bullet, Blood Money, Brawler, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes and Outpost: Black Sun.

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.

“American Mary” 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 “The Lost Legion” (also picked up by Alliance, NBC/Universal, Super Channel and other major distributors, announced at TIFF), the animated feature “Back to the Sea” with a holiday exclusive window at Walmart co-distributed with Viva Pictures, and the upcoming feature film TOXIN 3D, to name a few.

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 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.

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