EXCLUSIVE: Two of US producer Michael Fitzgerald’s productions to be sold by Celluloid Dreams.

Celluloid Dreams is teaming with US The Homesman producer Michael Fitzgerald to sell two of his productions.

They comprise Australian director Bruce Beresford’s upcoming romantic comedy Cooking with Fernet Branca and Nae Caranfil’s English-language bank robbery comedy Closer To The Moon [pictured] starring Vera Faminga and Harry Lloyd. Celluloid is market premiering the latter.

Based on the novel by James Hamilton-Paterson, Cooking with Fernat Branca revolves around Gerald and Marta, two holidaymakers renting adjacent villas in a small hillside town in Tuscany and plays on how misperceptions men and women have of one another. 

“It’s generating a lot of interest from buyers,” said Celluloid’s founding chief Hengameh Panahi.

Through her Celluloid Nightmares genre label, Panahi is also selling Zak Hilditch’s critically acclaimed apocalyptic These Final Hours which is screening in Directors’ Fortnight.

Upcoming productions on Celluloid Nightmare Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body and Icelandic Olaf De Fleur’s corrupt cop thriller Brave Men’s Blood, his second film after the upcoming $50m sci-fi picture Revoc.