THE ROOST LANDS AT FEST
Writer/director Ti West has revealed to Fango that his indie chiller THE ROOST has been selected to play the 2005 South by Southwest festival, running March 11-20 in Austin, TX. The fest is one of the country?s hottest showcases for up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians. 'It?s very exciting,' West tells us, 'and I?m looking forward to heading to Austin in March. I don?t know the screening dates yet, but it?s going to be our world premiere. I?m very pumped about that.' Bats play a significant role in the movie?s action, and West, notes, 'Austin has the highest bat population in the country, so it?s very exciting to have that correlation, and I hope we have some sort of midnight-movie type of screening. We?ve also submitted to the Tribeca Film Festival, but we haven?t heard back from them at this point.' THE ROOST, part of Larry Fessenden?s ScareFlix lineup, hasn?t landed U.S. distribution yet, 'but let?s hope South by Southwest changes that.'
Courtesy of Fangoria