IFC Midnight, the genre label of IFC Films, has acquired U.S. rights to Jon Hewitt's genre thriller "X" from Celluloid Nightmares. The announcement comes after the recently wrapped American Film Market.
The film, currently in post-production, is billed by IFC as a thriller about "love, chance, escape and the oldest profession in the world."
"This is indeed a very exciting acquisition for IFC Midnight," said Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Films in a statement. "‘X’ ups the ante on an already impressive list of elevated thrillers from new wave Australian auteurs, and it is an honor to be able to premiere such a quality piece of genre filmmaking."
Partners over at Celluloid added, "“‘X’ will be in good hands at IFC Midnight. They have the best distribution resources available to make the film stand out in the ever-crowded US indie film landscape."
The deal for "X" was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for IFC Midnight and Nate Bolotin on behalf of Celluloid Nightmares. In other markets, Celluloid also sold ‘X’ to Revolver Films in the UK, Mongrel Media in Canada, and Senator Entertainment in Germany.