Baghead is set to have its international premiere at the Rome International Film Festival later this month and Half-Life is the only US film in competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival, also this month.
'We have been following these films since their first screenings in Sundance as we were so impressed by their ability to bend genres and maintain a wonderful sense of integrity,' said Visit Films partnern Ryan Kampe. 'We have been major supporters of the 'DIY' movies and are so pleased to be working with the Duplasses as Baghead is the first film from this group to truly break out. Phang's vision and use of live action blended with animation in Half-Life has created a special drama that plays as a science fiction film as well. American indies are having such a tough time abroad that films have to be extraordinary to work and we believe we have found a pair of them.'
Visit will begin sales for both films at the AFM in Nov.