Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom, though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. But when the half-sisters jokingly summon a local ghost, their relationship begins to unravel and they find themselves drawn deeper into the mysteries of the lake.
THE MIDNIGHT SWIM will be released digitally from Yellow Veil Pictures on January 25th, 2022, preceded by a special collector’s edition BluRay currently available for pre-order as part of Yellow Veil Pictures partnership with OCN Distribution, sister company of Vinegar Syndrome.
The film world-premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2014 and went on to win the Breakthrough Audience Award from AFI Fest and Best Feature Film from the Denver International Film Festival and marked the debut feature of Sarah Adina Smith (Buster’s Mal Heart, 2016; Birds of Paradise, 2021). THE MIDNIGHT SWIM follows half-sisters Isa, June, and Annie in the wake of the disappearance of their mother, Dr. Amelia Brooks, during a deep-water dive in Spirit Lake. The three women decide to travel home to settle her affairs, where they accidentally summon a local ghost and find themselves drawn deeper into the mysteries of the lake, as their relationship begins to unravel.
Written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM stars Aleksa Palladino (No Man of God, Boardwalk Empire), Lindsay Burdge (The Invitation, Thirst Street), Jennifer Lafleur (The Do-Deca-Pentathlon), and Ross Patridge (Stranger Things). The film is produced by Jonako Donley and Mary Pat Bentel.
The discs - which can be preordered from Vinegar Syndrome - feature:
Commentary with Sarah Adina Smith, Aleksa Palladino, Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, and Ross Patridge.
Sarah Adina Smith’s 2009 short THE SIRENS (13’)
Sarah Adina Smith’s 2007 never-before-seen short THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE ( 2’)
Special Featurette: THE THREE SISTERS; A look back at THE MIDNIGHT SWIM with Sarah Adina Smith (28’)
Limited Edition Booklet Featuring:
Never before seen THE MIDNIGHT SWIM artwork drawn by Sarah Adina Smith
Essay from film critic Justine Smith.
Essay from culture writer Nicole Cliffe.
Reversible cover art and slipcover by Aleksander Walijewski
THE MIDNIGHT SWIM will be available VOD beginning January 25, 2022!
ABOUT YELLOW VEIL PICTURES
Formed in 2018, Yellow Veil Pictures is a New York City and Los Angeles-based worldwide film sales and distribution company focusing on boundary-pushing genre cinema. Yellow Veil Pictures sold such films as Tilman Singer’s debut feature Luz, George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park, Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King’s The Spine of Night, and Toby Poser, Zelda and John Adams’ Hellbender.
Titles under their North American distribution arm include Frida Kempff’s Sundance hit Knocking and the Venice and TIFF selection The Long Walk, from director Mattie Do.
In addition, Yellow Veil Pictures acts as the festival agent for Shudder’s La Llorona, Blood Quantum, Horror Noire, Host, and The Ranger.
Yellow Veil Pictures seeks to highlight emerging and established filmmakers who exist on the cusp of commercial and arthouse cinema while maintaining a unique focus on festival strategy.