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#IrishFilm: Kaleidoscope Film Distribution snaps up rights to Irish horror Nails

Posted by Larry Gleeson

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Screen Daily is reporting that Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) has acquired Denis Bartok’s new Irish horror film Nails for worldwide sales and UK distribution.

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-11-55-45-pmNails follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence, the titular Nails, exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her.  Believing her to be experiencing a mental breakdown, Dana’s family brush away her concerns.  Becoming increasingly terrified, Dana soon realizes that she may not be the only target.  Unable to leave her bed, she risks losing the ones she cares for most.

Descent star Shauna Macdonald plays Dana, alongside British comedian Ross Noble (Stitches), Steve Wall (of Irish band The Stunning), Leah McNamara, and Richard Foster-King as Nails.

Bartok (producer of anthology horror Trapped Ashes) directs from his own script, which was co-written with Tom Abrams. Cinematography is by James Mather (Frank), with music by longtime Gary Numan collaborator Ade Fenton. The film has the support of the Irish Film Board, with Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell producing for Dublin based Fantastic Films along with Jan Doense and Herman Slagter of The Netherlands-based, genre-specific Netherhorror.

Per Fantastic Films Nails is described as being:

In the vein of recent films like The Babadook, Nails is part of a new wave of horror that puts female characters and their emotional lives at the center of the storyline.

KFD will release Nails in the UK in early summer 2016 (with a similar Irish release), and will shop to potential global buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin in February.

Michael Chapman, acquisitions & development executive at KFD commented:

We’re thrilled to be working with Fantastic Films again, a company which continues to produce unique genre projects. We look forward to sharing Nails with the international market.


(Source: http://www.scannain.com)

AFM 2016: Kaleidoscope Film Distribution Lands A Dark Song Overseas

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has picked up worldwide (excluding North America) rights to A Dark Song, ScreenDaily reports.

Liam Gavin’s occult horror flick stars Sightseers’ Steve Oram and Catherine Walker and follows a young mother who is determined to avenge the murder of her child with the help of a hard-drinking occultist. Locking themselves into an isolated house, they perform a magic ritual to enlist the help of the supernatural world, but secrets from their pasts unleash darker powers.


After its world premiere at Galway Film Fleadh, the film has screened at Fantastic Fest, Sitges, and BFI London Film Festival. It will make its sales debut at the upcoming American Film Market (AFM).

We’re thrilled to be working on Liam’s debut, a film which is both darkly unsettling and ultimately moving. After a stream of critical acclaim, we look forward to sharing this gem with international buyers,” commented Michael Chapman, acquisitions & development executive of KFD. The deal was signed by Kaleidoscope’s Spencer Pollard and Chapman in conjunction with David Collins of Samson Films.

Collins added: “We are delighted at the festival response to A Dark Song. It’s a great vote of confidence in the film that Kaleidoscope have stepped up so quickly to handle the world sales and to release it theatrically in the UK and Ireland. Together with XYZ, who represent the film in North America, we now have all of the bases covered for AFM.

Produced by David Collins, Tim Dennison, and Cormac Fox, the film was financed by The Irish Film Board and Ffilm Cymru Wales, with additional support from the Irish S481 tax incentive and Windmill Lane Post Production.

(Sources: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com, http://www.dreadcentral.com)