Magazine article Screen International

Richard Linklater-Mentored 'What Breaks the Ice' Heads to AFM with Saboteur (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Richard Linklater-Mentored 'What Breaks the Ice' Heads to AFM with Saboteur (Exclusive)

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Coming-of-age thriller stars Sofia Hublitz from Ozark, Madelyn Cline of Stranger Things, Boy Erased.

Richard Linklater

Saboteur Media will handle worldwide sales rights to AFM-bound What Breaks The Ice, a thriller mentored by Richard Linklater that features rising stars from hit shows like Ozark, Glow, and Stranger Things.

The coming-of-age thriller centres on two 15-year-old girls whose summer takes an unexpected turn when they become accidental accomplices in a fatal crime.

Sofia Hublitz (Ozark), Madelyn Cline (Stranger Things, Boy Erased), Joel Allen (Never Goin’ Back), Shakira Barrera (Glow), Erik Jensen (Messengers), Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black) and Aimee Mullins (Stranger Things) star.

Rebecca Eskreis makes her feature directorial debut, wrote the screenplay, and produces. Principal photography just wrapped in upstate New York.

Linklater and James Ponsoldt served as creative mentors on the project at the invitational Austin Film Society Artist Intensive Labs, along with producing advisor Jay Van Hoy.

Dustin Duke Dlouhy, Michael Cuomo, Courtney Jones, Michael W. Gray, and Katie Leary serve as producers, while the executive producer roster includes Bob Leary, Krysanne Katsoolis, Ronald and Amy Guttman, and Andrew and Carolyn Lituchy. …

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