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Source: Bankside Films

‘Talk To Me’

Bankside Films has sold all worldwide territories on Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou’s Sundance title Talk To Me.

Deals on the genre film have now been sealed with Gaga (Japan), Neo (Greece), Sun Distribution (Spain, Portugal and Latin America), PVR (India), Prima Cinema (Indonesia), GSC Movies (Malaysia), 888 Films International (the Philippines), The Shaw Organisation (Singapore), Vertigo (Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary), Independenta (Romania), Lev Cinemas (Israel), Empire (South Africa), BirFilm (Turkey), BTV Media Group (Bulgaria) and Penny Black Media (airlines).

Talk To Me follows a group of friends who discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand. They become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.

It is the directorial debut of twin brothers Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou, the Australian duo known for their YouTube channel RackaRacka. Danny Philippou wrote the screenplay with Bill Hinzman.

Sophie Wilde leads the cast, alongside Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes, Marcus Johnson and Chris Alosio.

Talk To Me had previously sold to A24 (North America), Altitude (UK-Ireland), and Front Row (Middle East), as well as GP Cinema (Baltic states), Premiere Distribution (Benelux), MCF (Former Yugoslavia), Capelight (Germany and Austria), Koch (Italy), The Coup Corp (South Korea), M2 (Poland), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Praesens (Switzerland), A Really Good Film Company (Taiwan and Hong Kong), Creative Motion (Thailand) and Noori Pictures (Vietnam). 

Umbrella, Maslow Entertainment and Ahi Films will handle distribution in Australia and New Zealand.

The film is produced by Samantha Jennings and Kristina Ceyton of Australia’s Causeway Films, who scored an international hit in 2014 with Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook.

Bankside’s Stephen Kelliher and Sophie Green are executive producers on Talk To Me. Bankside and Causeway will next be collaborating on Jon Bell’s The Moogai, currently in post-production; and Samuel Van Grinsven’s Went Up That Hill starring Vicky Krieps and Dacre Montgomery, in pre-production.