Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired US rights to James Byrkit’s feature directorial debut as Independent continues talks with international buyers at the AFM.

Coherence premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin where it won the Next Wave Best Screenplay award and has gone on to play the Sitges Film Festival, where it took home the best screenplay prize.

Oscilloscope plan to screen it at more festivals leading up to a traditional theatrical release in 2014.  

The story centres on eight friends at a dinner party become subject who experience bizarre events on the night of an astrological anomaly. Lene Bausager produced the Bellanova Films/Ugly Duckling Films sci-fi-drama.

Gersh represented US rights with P Jennifer Dana and negotiated the deal on behalf of filmmakers.