Paramount Classics hasconcluded a multiple territory deal on Michael Petroni's supernaturalromance Till Human Voices Wake Usstarring Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter. The company acquired rights inNorth and Latin America, the UK, South Africa and the Middle East to the filmfrom Key Entertainment and Tomorrow Film Corp.
Written and directed byPetroni, Till Human Voices Wake Uswas shot in Australia and co-financed by the Australian Film FinanceCorporation, Film Victoria and LA-based Key Entertainment. Producers wereMatthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger of Key and Shana Levine, Dean Murphy,Nigel Odell and David Redman of Melbourne-based Instinct Entertainment.
The film tells the story ofa psychologist (Pearce) who, upon returning to his childhood home to bury hisfather, becomes involved with a woman (Bonham Carter) who evokes memories of along-lost love.
The deal with ParamountClassics was negotiated by the picture's executive producer and worldwide salesagent, Yoram Pelman of Tomorrow Film Corp, who also worked with ParamountClassics on Focus, which he soldinternationally and Paramount Classics handled domestically.
Petroni is represented byUTA, David Evans, Esq., and Andrew Deane of Immortal Entertainment, who is alsoa co-executive producer on Till Human Voices Wake Us.
The film is another pick-upfor the increasingly prolific Paramount Classics which has a 2002/3 lineupincluding Henry Jaglom's Festival In Cannes, Clare Peploe's Triumph Of Love, Paul McGuigan's The Reckoning, Alan Taylor's The Emperor's NewClothes, Sandra Nettelbeck's Mostly Martha and Paul Greengrass' Bloody Sunday.