Deals for The Nightmare, Nabat; plus news on Drive Productions and Petersburg Carousel.

Content pre-sells The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher (Room 237) has wrapped production in Los Angeles on The Nightmare (first image shown here). Content has already pre-sold the horror documentary to Altitude for the UK and The Jokers for France. Content is working with Preferred Content on the North American deal.

Nabat goes Swiss

Dreamlab Films has sold Elchin Musaoglu’s Venice Orizzonti title Nabat, an Azerbaijan-set family drama, to Swiss Distributor Trigon.

Drive revs up

Kyle Mann and Michael Risley have launched Los Angeles and Vancouver based Drive Productions, which will focus on elevated genre films. They company has raised an initial $2m.

Directors spin Carousel 

Petersburg: Category of Feelings, the Russian omnibus film that has attracted a host of acclaimed directors, has been renamed Petersburg Carousel. Ralph Fiennes, Cédric Klapisch, Alexandre Rockwell, Feodor Bondarchuk and Timur Bekmambetov are among directors due to direct segments about the city. An early 2015 shoot is scheduled for the film, which is produced by CTB Film Company’s CEO Sergey Selyanov and Bondarchuk’s Lenfilm Studios.​