Backspot the cheerleading drama starring K. Devery Jacobs and Evan Rachel Wood has nabbed a distribution deal for the US and Aus/NZ markets.
An ambitious cheerleader (Jacobs) faces both new adversity and the increased drive for perfection and triumph when she and her girlfriend join an all-star cheer squad with an overbearing head coach (Evan Rachel Wood).
XYZ Films has acquired U.S. and Australia/NZ rights to distribute the film. They have set a Spring 2024 theatrical releae for Backspot. XYZ’s James Emanuel Shapiro hd this to say:
“What do you do after you’ve just seen the best cheerleading movie since Bring It On? If you’re a distributor, you beg the filmmakers to let you work on the film. I’m so grateful and excited the filmmakers chose us as their partners on Backspot and cannot wait to share this film with audiences next year.”
High praise indeed and now a much wider range of people will be able to see the critically acclaimed film.
Joanne Sarazen wrote the film with a story by D.W. Waterson. Alona Metzer, D.W. Waterson, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and Martin Katz produce. Elliot Page, Matthew Jordan Smith, J.C. Davidson and Katisha Shaw serve as executive producers, with Nikki Yee co-producing. The film was produced with the participation of Telefilm and Ontario Creates, in association with Crave and CBC and with the financial participation of Shaw Rocket Fund and Rogers Telefund.