Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by IFC Films News
Tags: Acquisitions, IFC Midinght, John Hewitt, News, X
IFC MIDNIGHT ACQUIRES THRILLER “X” FROM
Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2010) – IFC Midnight, the genre label of IFC Films, announced today that the company has acquired the U.S. rights to Jon Hewitt’s genre thriller “X” from Celluloid Nightmares following the recently-wrapped American Film Market. The film, which is currently in post-production, was written by Hewitt and Belinda McClory, produced by Lizzete Atkins, and stars Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan, and Rowan Witt.
“X” is a sizzling thriller about love, chance, escape and the oldest profession in the world, as experienced by two beautiful women on one ugly night that will change their lives forever.
Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Films said, “This is indeed a very exciting acquisition for IFC Midnight. ‘X’ups the ante on an already impressive list of elevated thrillers from new wave Australian auteurs, and it is an honor to be able to premiere such a quality piece of genre filmmaking.”
“‘X’ will be in good hands at IFC Midnight,” said Celluloid partners. “They have the best distribution resources available to make the film stand out in the ever-crowded US indie film landscape.”
The deal for “X” was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for IFC Midnight and Nate Bolotin on behalf of Celluloid Nightmares. Celluloid also sold ‘X’ to Revolver Films in the UK, Mongrel Media in Canada, and Senator Entertainment in Germany.