Celluloid Nightmares has closed a multi-picture theatrical deal with Revolver in the UK and Senator in Germany for Atrocious and Greetings To The Devil.
Senator also acquired the Australian thriller X, a new title that Celluloid recently added to its sales roster. UK rights are still available. Further deals are imminent on both titles.
Atrocious premiered at Sitges and focuses on a brother and sister who investigate a local urban myth while vacationing at the family’s summer house. Wildside have taken French rights.
The project marks the feature directorial debut of Mexican Fernando Barreda Luna and shot entirely in Spain. Luna’s business partner Jessica Villegas Lattuada produced on behalf of their production company Nabu Films alongside David Sanz for Silencio Rodamos.
Greetings To The Devil stars Edgar Ramirez, whose role as the terrorist Carlos The Jackal in Carlos has earned wide acclaim. Directed by The Orozco Brothers, the film follows an ex-guerilla whose daughter is kidnapped by a former victim. XYZ Films is serving as executive producer.
X is directed by Jon Hewitt and brings together a world-weary call girl and a runaway on the run from Sydney mobsters. Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan and Rowan Witt star in the Circe Films, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Rough Beast project.
Celluloid Nightmares launched in Cannes earlier in the year as a partnership between Hengameh Panahi’s Paris-based Celluloid Dreams and Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, founded by partners Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian.
The sales slate includes A Horrible Way To Die, Fubar: Gods Of Blunder and Norwegian Ninja.