|Out on:||VOD 27th Sept. 2021|
For Immediate Release
IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY…
ACCLAIMED ECO-HORROR GAIA SET FOR UK RELEASE FROM 27 SEPTEMBER
"A thought-provoking and disturbing experience" ROGEREBERT.COM
"Compels to the end" VARIETY
"A spellbinding, nightmarish journey" STARBURST
"A stunning assault on the senses" BLOODY DISGUSTING
“GAIA is survival horror at its finest” ★★★★ BLOOD GUTS UK HORROR
Following its UK premiere at FrightFest in August in which Flickering Myth described the film as “a tantalising eco-horror” with “a sticky fever dream of haunting imagery”, Altitude have released new artwork for the intense and extraordinary horror GAIA ahead of its release on altitude.film and other digital platforms from September 27.
A timely and terrifying eco-horror that will appeal to fans of gripping mindbenders Midsommar, The Ruins, Annihilation, and In The Earth, GAIA is a chilling and remarkable assured feature film debut from South African director Jaco Bouwer, with buckets of atmosphere, superbly unsettling effects - and a magnificent central performance from Monique Rockman (Number 37) as a forest ranger who encounters some serious weirdness in the forest - including a fanatical recluse brilliantly played by Carel Nel, who Kim Newman says, “is a compelling maniac figure” whose off the grid lifestyle isn’t what it appears to be.
Recalling genre hits The Survivalist and The Descent, GAIA is strikingly shot, eerie and inventive, a truly disorientating nightmare that will get under your skin and stay with you for days.
SYNOPSIS: An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest. When their cabin is attacked by a strange being it’s clear there is a far greater threat in this unrelenting wilderness.
GAIA IS RELEASED ON ALTITUDE.FILM AND OTHER DIGITAL PLATFORMS FROM 27 SEPTEMBER.
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Mark Jones, Head of Publicity at Altitude
NOTES TO EDITORS
Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley, Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts and Altitude Television. In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.
To date Altitude have championed over 120 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award-winners, MOONLIGHT, ROCKS, MINARI, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, AMY, I AM NOT YOUR NEGROthrough to critically acclaimed THE FLORIDA PROJECT, DIEGO MARADONA, LADY MACBETH, BEAST, THE RIDER, WHITNEY and more.
Altitude’s recent releases include TIFF award-winning NIGHT OF THE KINGS from Philippe Lacôte, TINAfrom directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Victor Kossakovsky’s stunning GUNDA, Alex Winter’s ZAPPA, CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN from director Julien Temple, Russell Crowe thriller UNHINGED, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated LES MISÉRABLES, Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed CALM WITH HORSES, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE – ROTTEN ROMANS, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS, Jonah Hill’s MID90S and Brian Welsh’s BEATS. In September 2020 Altitude partnered with the WWF on the global event release of DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET, which became the widest ever released documentary in the UK and Ireland.
Forthcoming releases include TITANE from writer and director Julia Ducournau, THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Clio Barnard’s ALI & AVA, SILENT NIGHT starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode, feature documentary DIANA from Academy-Award nominee Ed Perkins, Ari Folman’s WHERE IS ANNE FRANK, TED K. starring Sharlto Copley and Oliver Stone’s JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
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