News: The Orchard Acquires Australian Psychological Thriller Rabbit

The Orchard has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Australian psychological thriller Rabbit. Instrum International has also boarded worldwide sales for the film and is introducing to buyers at Cannes. The Orchard plans to release Rabbit sometime later this year.

It was written and directed by Luke Shanahan in his feature debut, and stars Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), Alex Russell (Unbroken, Chronicle) and Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown). 

"Rabbit centers on medical student Maude Ashton (Clemens) who is haunted by dreams of her missing sister Cleo and convinced, against all available evidence, that she is still alive. Maude returns to their childhood home determined to find her. With the help of Cleo’s fiancĂ©, Ralph (Russell), Maude tracks her twin to a hidden commune where she learns that their fates are intrinsically intertwined."

The film had its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival and is currently traveling the circuit, having played at Sitges and Fantastic Fest earlier this year.

“We’re very excited to be releasing the film with The Orchard,” said producer David Ngo. “Rabbit is a very unique film, filled with tension and great performances, and we can’t wait to release it to genre fans in North America and work with Instrum to get it out to the world.”