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Fantastic Fest Title ‘Crumb Catcher’ Lands U.S. Release Via Music Box Films & Doppelgänger

EXCLUSIVE: Doppelgänger Releasing, the genre-focused label of Music Box Films, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Crumb Catcher, the debut feature from Chris Skotchdopole.

Crumb Catcher debuted at Fantastic Fest, before going on to play Woodstock Film Festival and Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize for Best Ensemble and the Gold Audience Award.

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The film was written and directed by Skotchdople and was produced by indie vet Larry Fessenden, alongside Brian Devine, Chadd Harbold, Bonnie Timmermann, and James W. Skotchdopole. Doppelgänger Releasing will open Crumb Catcher in theaters later this year, with a home entertainment release to follow.

Pic is led by Rigo Garay and Ella Rae Peck, with Lorraine Farris and John Speredakos rounding out the cast. Synopsis reads: After blacking out on his wedding night, Shane (Garay) and his wife (Peck) head to a remote estate for their honeymoon. That night, there’s a knock at the door; a waiter and bartender from the reception, blackmailing Shane for something he can’t remember doing. But the blackmailers don’t just want money. They’re after business partners for their invention, an outlandish device called…the Crumb Catcher.

“I started writing Crumb Catcher in 2016 as our country was being divided by the Great Hate Magnet. What emerged was a twisted tale of home invasion, two couples on opposing ends of the American Dream- a reflection of the absurdist times that in 2024, we are all still forced to participate in,” said Skotchdople.  “My intention was to make a thrilling and suspenseful film, but my hope is that these couples have more to reveal. I’m proud to partner with Music Box Films and Doppelgänger Releasing, a company that believes in community and that the lifeforce of independent film starts in a movie theater.”

The deal was negotiated by Brian Andreotti of Doppelgänger Releasing and Joe Tufano at Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers. Music Box Films has said it aims to revive its genre-focused label Doppelgänger Releasing with a series of new content. Doppelgänger was created in 2013. The label most recently released Raging Grace with Brainstorm Media.

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