Paladin Company President Mark Urman announced today that Frank the Bastard will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on July 24, 2015 with expansion into major markets the following week. The film is described by Paladin company president Mark Urman as a “Northern Gothic,” a movie which takes the traditions of Southern Gothic and transplants the to the North, in a quiet Maine town. Featuring long-buried secrets and a brooding atmosphere, the movie stars stars Rachel Miner, William Sadler, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Andy Comeau, Ellen Albertini Dow, and Chris Sarandon. It is written and directed by Brad Coley and produced by Ged Dickersin .
The story of Frank the Bastard
centers around Clair Defina (Miner), a 33year-old New Yorker who returns to the childhood home she and her father fled after her mother’s tragic and mysterious death. Arriving in the seemingly quaint Maine town, Clair encounters an undercurrent of secrecy and hostility, most of it linked to the local bigwig Cyrus Gast (Sadler), whose latest land development scheme promises to revitalize the community but is not what it appears to be. Most of the town is intimidated by Cyrus, and when Clair starts delving into events, both present and past, she finds herself in jeopardy. As she comes face to face with a dark legacy that has been buried–literally and figuratively–for decades, she also has a series of strange encounters with the enigmatic Frank Byron, (Comeau) Cyrus’ bastard son. In Frank, Clair ultimately finds her only ally in a battle to redeem the crimes of the past.
Film Buff will be handling worldwide digital distribution on FRANK THE BASTARD starting this summer.