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Cyber thriller “Red Rooms” sparks new deals with UK and Eastern Europe (exclusive).

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Source: Fantasia International Film Festival

‘Red Rooms’

Pascal Plante’s Fantasia best film winner and recent BFI London Film Festival and Busan selection Red Rooms has continued to attract buyers, with Montreal-based h264 reporting more than 25 territory sales including to the UK, and Eastern Europe.

Vertigo Releasing has acquired the cyber thriller for the UK, HBO will distribute in Eastern Europe, and RWV Studio will release in CIS and the Baltics.

As previously announced, Utopia holds US rights, La Aventura will distribute in Spain, Hooray Films in Taiwan, and Njuta in Scandinavia except Norway, where AS Fidalgo has rights.

ADS Service will distribute in Hungary and Romania, and ESC Distribution will release the film in France, Belgium, and Switzerland under a prior deal made by Sphere.

Red Rooms was produced by Nemesis Films and stars Juliette Gariepy and Maxwell McCabe-Lokos in the story of a tech-savvy overachiever who becomes obsessed with the high-profile trial of a serial killer.

The cast includes Laurie Babin and Elisabeth Locas, while Dominque Dussault and Tim Ringuette served as producer and executive producer, respectively.

The film premiered in Karlovy Vary and received its North American premiere as the opening night selection at Fantasia, where it won five awards.

A successful festival run has included Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, where Red Rooms won best film and best female performance for Gariepy, and the TOHorror Fantastic Film Fest in Torino, where it received the Grand Prix and Audience Award.

Red Rooms will continue its festival career in Mannheim, Leeds, Sao Paulo, and Thessaloniki, among others. Entract Films distributes in Canada, where the film will be available on VoD platforms on November 7.

Montreal-based distributor and aggregator h264 launched its sales division over the summer. The sales team was in Toronto last month, and will be at AFM next week talking to buyers.

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