Screen Media’s picked up the North American rights to A Violent Separation directed by the sibling filmmaking team of Michael Goetz and Kevin Goetz. The Goetz brothers previously directed the 2015 horror film Martyrs starring Troian Bellisario and the 2013 thriller Scenic Route with Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler.
A Violent Separation stars Brenton Thwaites (Titans, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Fear The Walking Dead, The 100), Ben Robson (Animal Kingdom, Vikings), Claire Holt (The Originals, 47 Meters Down), Francesca Eastwood (Heroes Reborn, Outlaws & Angels), Emmy Award-winner Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), and Ted Levine (The Alienist, Silence of the Lambs).
“We are thrilled to join forces with Screen Media to introduce A Violent Separation to North American audiences. Screen has a great team and we welcome their enthusiasm for this film. We are very excited for audiences to embrace the characters and story we worked hard to bring to life,” stated the Goetz brothers.
“Screen Media has made it its mission to work with great filmmakers and storytellers,” explained Seth Needle, SVP of Worldwide Acquisitions at Screen Media. “Kevin and Michael are exactly that, and their execution of A Violent Separation speaks for itself. Audiences are really going to enjoy this film.”
The crime thriller was written by first-time feature film writer Michael Arkof. Dan Clifton, Kevin Goetz, and Christopher Watkins served as producers. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Sean O’Dea, editor Kindra Marra, production designer Frank Zito, and costume designer Dana Embree. Evan Goldman handled the film’s score.
“Set in a small Midwestern town, A Violent Separation centers around two brothers (Thwaites and Robson) who struggle with the terrible truth behind a tragedy that aims to tear three generations of family apart.”