Rolling Stones can’t wait to see 78/52 at Sundance

Rolling Stones Magazine published a list of 25 films they can’t wait to see at the Sundance Film Festival 2017. 78/52, directed by Alexandre O. Philippe and coproduced by Screen Division is one of them!

“As in 78 individual shot set-ups and 52 edits – that’s the raw data for Alfred Hitchcock’s infamous shower scene in Psycho. What the portly old master did with that combination of celluloid snippets and some splicing tape, of course, is now the stuff of legend, and director Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) scrupulously breaks down the entire sequence shot by shot, as well as examining the sociological context surrounding Hitch’s most notorious three minutes of filmmaking. We can practically hear film nerds moaning in ecstasy already.”


Dearest Sister on Fangoria’s Top 10

The beloved genre magazine Fangoria has made us the honour of counting Dearest Sister among their Top 10 favorite Horror Films of 2016. A big Thank You to Elijah Taylor @ Fangoria !

The second horror film to come from the country of Laos. The first, released in 2013, was CHANTHALY, also directed by Mattie Do. It’s a testament to the frustrating need for greater diversity in the medium that one of the most unique, freshest supernatural horrors in years comes from a female filmmaker in a country with an essentially nonexistent film industry. DEAREST SISTER is a stunning, slow-burn ghost story and simultaneously an accessible social commentary of a society much of the audience may be unfamiliar with. What’s more, Do makes it look effortless. Here’s hoping she has the opportunity to make more.



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.



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.


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.


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..