Indieflix Acquires Irish Horror Short ‘Prodigal Son’


US distribution company Indieflix has acquired Prodigal Son — the multiple award-winning horror short from Dublin writer-director CJ Scuffins — for worldwide distribution.


Indieflix enables subscribers to stream award-winning independent films online and over a range of platforms including Xbox, iTunes, Roku, and Hulu.


Scuffins said: ‘The Indieflix sales team were genuinely enthusiastic about Prodigal, which was the main consideration for us. The distribution model is exciting, too. It delivers indie film to audiences in a really convenient and cutting edge way, via consoles and multiple devices.’


He added: ‘I also like that Indieflix have just acquired Stanley Kubrick’s first colour film, The Seafarer. It’s amazing to be in the same catalogue as one of my directing heroes. I’m not sure what Stanley would make of it, though.’


Scuffins will soon be rubbing shoulders with distinguished Irish and UK filmmakers as one of the emerging directors selected for this year’s Irish Film Board’s Catalyst mentorship programme. ‘The line-up of mentors in November and December includes Jim Sheridan and Lenny Abrahamson, amongst other stellar filmmakers. I can’t wait to get started.’


It’s already shaping up to be a busy 2014 for Story Factory, the production company founded by Scuffins and actor-producer wife, Jill Sartini. The pair are preparing for the debut production of their activist comedy, ‘Altered State’, at the New Theatre in Dublin in February.


In addition, Story Factory’s latest short, the acclaimed adventure comedy The Blow-Ins, is already booked to tour at numerous film events and festivals in the UK and mainland Europe in 2014.



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