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SXSW Midnighters section hit "Kryptic" has been picked up for international sales

XYZ Films has announced the sale of multiple international territories for the recent SXSW Midnighter thriller KRYPTIC, directed by Kortney Roy (Slice of Heaven). The film was written by Paul Bromley (Ouija) and stars Chloe Pirrie (The Queen’s Gambit), Jeff Gladstone (Resident Alien) and Jason Deline (The Night Agent). KRYPTIC was produced by Amber Ripley, Sophie Venner and Josh Huculiak with XYZ Films executive producing and handling all word sales excluding Canada.

KRYPTIC has sold to Wild Bunch for Germany, TFG for Greece, Plaion for Italy, NonStop for Scandinavia, Inopia for Spain, Capella for CIS/Baltics, Falcon for the Middle East, Antenna for Malaysia, Pioneer for the Philippines, Sahamongkol for Thailand, Shaw for Singapore, Moviecloud for Taiwan and JNC for Vietnam. 

The film, which premiered at SXSW and was a Midnighter audience standout, is a psycho-thriller about a woman’s (Pirrie) search for a missing monster hunter and her growing realization that she is inescapably linked to the creature being pursued.

XYZ Films recently announced the global acquisition of THE RITUAL starring Al Pacino and Dan Stevens and the TIFF acquisition BACKSPOT starring Devery Jacobs and Evan Rachel Wood releasing later this month. Additional sales and production titles from the XYZ Films studio include FLESH OF THE GODS, directed by Panos Cosmatos and starring Kristen Stewart and Oscar Isaac, RECKONER starring Noomi Rapace, HE BLED NEON with Joe Cole and Rita Ora, KILL ME with Allison Williams and Charlie Day, FREE FALL starring Zachary Levi and directed by Zoë Bell, Sundance title SKYWALKERS: A LOVE STORY, which sold to Netflix, BLACKBERRY starring Gotham and Independent Spirit-award nominee Glenn Howerton, which was released by IFC Films, Atom Egoyan’s TIFF selection SEVEN VEILS starring Amanda Seyfried, ASH starring Eiza González and Aaron Paul and directed by Flying Lotus, the Netflix Original HAVOC, directed by Gareth Evans and starring Tom Hardy and Forrest Whitaker and DANIELA FOREVER directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Henry Golding and Beatrice Grannó. Other recent releases include the Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead film SOMETHING IN THE DIRT which premiered at Sundance 2022.  

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