A Super Channel Fuse Original Movie by Vortex Words + Pictures
Starring Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings, Konstantina Mantelos & Yannick Bisson
Directed by Justin G. Dyck, Story by Keith Cooper and Justin G. Dyck, Screenplay by Keith Cooper
TORONTO & EDMONTON (Aug 14, 2020) – Vortex Words + Pictures, A71 Releasing and Super Channel are proud to announce the world premiere of their new Super Channel Fuse Original horror feature, ANYTHING FOR JACKSON, which will have its world premiere at the legendary Fantasia International Film Festival September 1, 2020 at 7pm EST with an encore screening on September 2, 2020 at 3:15pm EST. Tickets are on sale now.
"ANYTHING FOR JACKSON is a clever, often funny and delightfully mean-spirited tale of elderly Satanists in way over their heads in the name of love." - Matthew Kiernan, Fantasia International Film Festival
After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), a doctor, kidnaps his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.
"I couldn't be happier to have our film ‘Anything For Jackson’ premiere at Fantasia. To have a festival with such a stellar reputation, right here in Canada has always given me a feeling of pride,” said director Justin G. Dyck. “Now to actually be a part of that festival, is truly a dream come true. We made this film for fans, and this is where they look for the latest and greatest in genre films."
The film stars Sheila McCarthy (Die Hard 2, The Umbrella Academy), Julian Richings (Orphan Black, Supernatural), – both described by Fantasia as Canadian genre royalty - Konstantina Mantelos (A Christmas Crush), Josh Cruddas (Polar), and Yannick Bisson (Another Wolfcop, Murdoch Mysteries). ANYTHING FOR JACKSON is produced by Bill Marks (Forsaken, Wolfcop), Christopher Giroux (I’ll Take Your Dead, Bite), Keith Cooper and Justin G. Dyck with executive producers Jesse Ikeman (A Perfect Plan, Survival of the Dead), Justin Rebelo (United We Fan, Room For Rent) & Audrey Cummings (She Never Died, Berkshire County).
“Congratulations to the team at Vortex Words + Pictures! We were thrilled to learn that Anything for Jackson will be making its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival,” said Don McDonald, President and CEO, Super Channel. “As long-time supporters of Fantasia, we think it’s the perfect place to introduce the film to Canadian horror fans and we look forward to bringing it to our subscribers on Super Channel Fuse later this Fall.”
“We couldn’t be happier our first Super Channel Fuse Original horror movie Anything for Jackson will have its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival,” said Justin Rebelo, CEO, A71 Releasing. “We’re so proud of the work by director Justin G. Dyck, writer Keith Cooper, this fantastic cast and the work by everyone involved. We look forward to sharing it with the horror community at Fantasia!”
Fantasia’s virtual edition will take place August 20 through to September 2, 2020.
A71 Releasing controls the rest of the world rights on the movie.