Factory 25 has acquired Sundance, Berlin and SXSW film Kid Thing, a modern-day fairy tale created by the Zellner brothers.
Written and directed by David Zellner, the story centers on Annie, a rebellious 10-year-old that lives on the outskirts of town with her father, Marvin, who, when not herding goats, mostly sleeps the day away. Nearly devoid of parental guidance, she is left to fend for herself and do as she pleases. With no moral compass, she roams the neighboring lands, shoplifting and engaging in destructive behavior. Her routine is broken one day while playing in the woods; she hears a voice calling from deep within an abandoned well, asking for help. Scared and untrusting of the unseen stranger, Annie deliberates on her course of action.
Sydney Aguirre and Susan Tyrrell star.
Factory 25 will release the film theatrically in New York on May 24, followed by cities nationwide through the spring and early summer. The Brooklyn-based distributor also will release the film digitally on May 24 via cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon VUDU, X-Box, Sony PlayStation and other digital outlets with a limited edition DVD/Book following in the fall.
Nathan Zellner produced Kid Play.
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