EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks International has come on to sell worldwide rights to the stop-motion feature Possessed (Pos Eso) from former Aardman Animations animator Sam.

Guido Rud will tout the Spanish-language feature and is preparing an English-language version of the film that recently earned a jury special mention at Sitges.

Possessed centres on a celebrated flamenco dancer who seeks the help of a defrocked priest to solve her son’s demented behaviour after his father dies in a freak accident.

On the eve of the market Rud said talks were ongoing with US distributors and cast for the English version.

The Spanish voice cast features Santiago Segura from Spain’s smash Torrente franchise, as well as Alex Angulo, Anabel Alonso and Carlos Areces.

“When you see kids loving ParaNormam or Hotel Transylvania more and more you will understand why buyers rush to get this gem that makes you travel from Indiana Jones to The Exorcist to Gremlins, Taxi Driver, ParaNorman and Wallace & Gromit,” said Rud.