78/52 to World Premiere @ Sundance 2017 !

We are extremely proud to announce that 78/52, the new documentary directed by Alexandre O. Philippe and coproduced by Screen Division, will be World Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.

78/52 is an unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the “man behind the curtain,” and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

The film is produced by Exhibit A, Arte, Sensorshot, Screen Division and Milkhaus.

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Review – Dearest Sister

Another fine piece about our production Dearest Sister. Many thanks to Matthew Rooke at Filmed in Ether.

Mattie Do is Laos’ only horror filmmaker and she is also the country’s only female director. These are tremendous achievements and her follow-up to her 2013 debut feature, Chanthaly is her second feature film, the slow burner horror Dearest Sister. The film is a triumph of scare and creep devoid of ghosts and demons of any real traditional substance. There are connections with some other world entities but they are benign and almost secondary. The real horror comes from the sharp study of human emotion. The horror of greed. The abomination of righteousness. The voracity of indulgence. They are all too compelling and frightening.

FILMED IN ETHER FULL ARTICLE

Cineuropa covers EGF

From 18-20 November, the 20th Black Nights Film Festival’s Industry@Tallinn section hosted another edition of the European Genre Forum. The event, a European training programme that aims to help the projects of future players in the continent’s genre-film industry by means of training activities, panels and pitching sessions, this year welcomed the talent behind nine projects in their early stages.

Read the full Cineuropa article HERE.

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Estonian TV reports on 78/52

On November 22, the Estonian TV channel ERR showed up at the Jaakobi Church in Viimsis to report on the music recording sessions for our upcoming documentary 78/52. The music, composed by Jon Hegel, has been specifically written for a String Quartet, as an homage to Bernard Hermann’s haunting score of Psycho. Director Alexandre O. Philippe chose to record the music in Tallinn after hearing some local musicians play at the Music Showcase organized by the PÖFF festival two years ago.

Check out the full clip HERE.

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78/52 score recording in Tallinn

Composer Jon Hegel and director Alexandre O. Philippe are currently in Tallinn to record the score for 78/52. Written for a String Quartet, the music will be an homage to Bernard Hermann’s haunting score.

78/52, coproduced by Screen Division, is a feature-length documentary about the single most extraordinary and mysterious scene in the history of cinema: the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. 78/52 tells the story of the man behind the curtain and his greatest obsession..

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Festival selection – Dearest Sister

Dearest Sister will screen at the 8th Zinema Zombie Film Festival in Bogota, Colombia, which will take place November 25-December 2nd. This is the 16th festival selection for our production.

Zinema Zombie Fest is a Festival of fantastic film, terror and subgenres. The festival has been involved repeatedly in exhibitions and festivals at the national and international level, collaborating amongst others with the Sitges Film Festival, Festival International de Cinema Cali (Colombia), Soft Film Festival (Mexico), Film Fantasy (Brazil), Nocturna (Spain), Fixion SARS (Chile), FICH Macabro (Mexico), Tallinn Black Night Film Festival (Estonia)…

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Festival selection – Dearest Sister

Dearest Sister has been selected to play at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Hermosillo in Mexico.

The Festival Internacional de Cine de Hermosillo was born through the effort, the vision and the persistence of private, public and official Government organisations with a common goal: to recognize the talent of local and international filmmakers.

Founded in 2011 by Martín Saracho y Sebastián Rosas, the current directors of the FICH, the festival sets out on a clear mission: to bring audiences closer to cinema, offering new experiences with each edition by encouraging participation and creation.

Hermosillo is situated in the State of Sonora, Mexico, 400km south of Tucson (USA).

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EGF Lineup @ Tallinn

The European Genre Forum Tallinn, taking place between Nov 18-20, has announced its lineup of projects and participants. Highlight are:

EGF Talents 2016

Mika Pajunen, Vesa Vainio / The dating game / Estonia, Finland
Miguel Llanso, Liis Nimik / Jesus shows you the way to the Highway
Jonas Trukanas, Edvardas Mikalauskas / When the lights go out / Lithuania
Milan Todorovic / Wrath of the Dead / Serbia
Uta Arning / Ever eden / Sweden, Estonia
Ruben Broekhuis / Maas murder / Holland
Olga Twighlight, Ekaterina Stetciuk, Anu Veermäe-Kaldra / The Heart of Tursas / Russia, Estonia
Zdenko Bašić, Danijel Pejk / Tales of the Wind / Croatia
Romain Basset / Miss Bunny / France

EGF Mentors & Experts 2016

Alexandre Philippe / Exhibit A Pictures, Director, USA
Jon Hegel / Composer, USA
Tom Davia / Cinemaven / Acquisitions & Sales Executive, USA
Julian Richards / Jinga Films / Sales Agent / UK
Aleksi Hyvärinen / Don Films / Producer, Finland
Taneli Mustonen / Don Films / Director, Finland
John Heinsen / Producer & Transmedia expert / Bunnygraph Entertainment, USA

The European Genre Forum (EGF) is a pan European training programme that sets to boost the careers of future players in the continents genre film industry through trainings, panels and pitching sessions. The programme is jointly organised by Fantastic Zagreb (Croatia), Imagine Film Festival (The Netherlands), Black Nights Film Festival and its Industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event (Estonia) and Screen Division (France). As of 2017, the program will be supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, a programme from the European Commission.

FULL PROGRAM HERE

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The Long Walk @ Crouching Tigers Project Lab

Our new production The Long Walk, Mattie Do’s third feature project, has been selected as part of the new Crouching Tigers Project Lab in Macao.

This new lab, which takes place December 9-11 during the 1st Macao International Film Festival & Awards, will present 12 projects, separated into genre, auteur and projects from partner organisations. Selected filmmakers will be able to interact with potential funders and distributors, as well as participate in script consultations, a pitch forum and workshops. The 12 projects will also vie for three cash awards of $20,000, to be presented by Fox International Productions, and one award of $10,000 each from Ivanhoe Pictures and China’s Huace Media.

The complete list of projects HERE.

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