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LevelK takes on sales for 'Binti'
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February 28th 2019

LevelK takes on sales for 'Binti'

LevelK has boarded world sales for Belgian-Dutch family film Binti.

The deal marks the second collaboration between LevelK and Belgian production company Bulletproof Cupid, which also produced 2017 hit family film Cloudboy.

Binti tells the story of the titular 12-year-old, born in Congo but living in Belgium with her father since she was a baby. She dreams of becoming a vlogger; but that is interrupted when she and her father might be forced out of Belgium. She hatches a plan with her friend Elias to get her dad to marry his mom, so they can stay in Belgium.

The cast features Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Baloji and Joke Devynck.

Published in ScreenDaily on January 10th. Read the entire exclusive here.

LevelK acquires Norwegian horror film ‘All Must Die’ (working title)
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February 8th 2019

LevelK acquires Norwegian horror film ‘All Must Die’ (working title)

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has acquired world sales rights for the Norwegian horror film “All Must Die” (working title). This marks the first collaboration between LevelK and the Norwegian production company Snurr Film.

The film is set in the Norwegian woods, where a group of friends are hosting a bachelorette party for Gina, who is about to get married. What was planned to be a creepy and entertaining set of challenges quickly spins out of control when disturbing events start occurring.

”All Must Die” (working title) stars Viktoria Winge, Julia Schacht, Veslemøy Mørkerid, Marte Sæteren, Tinashe Williamson and Linni Meister. It is written by Geir Greni and Robert Næss and is produced and directed by Geir Greni.

Published in Variety on February 8th. Read the exclusive here.

LevelK acquires Gothenburg FF opening film ‘Aurora’
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January 25th 2019

LevelK acquires Gothenburg FF opening film ‘Aurora’

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has acquired world sales rights for the Finish romantic comedy ‘Aurora’, which is opening the Gothenburg Film Festival
2019. Also competing for the Dragon Award, the film is part of the festival’s main competition. LevelK will also bring the film to Berlin FF/EFM 2019.

‘Aurora’ is a melancholic blend of comedy and drama and is set in the snowy Finish region Lapland. Here, the aimless, heavy-drinking party girl Aurora meets an Iranian refugee, Darian, who is looking for help. The two of them agree to help each other in untraditional, but vital ways, that will shape the future for the both of them.

The film is written and directed by first time feature director Miia Tervo, who states: “I wanted to do a quality film with silly and warm humor and by reaching towards sensitive cinematic poetry with some honest dark shades and romantic comedy. (…) To show the inner reality of a young woman in the arctic ghetto coping with inhereted barriers against love and life. To show northern magic instead of superimposed exotism. To salute the biggest force of nature, love.”

The film is produced by Max Malka for Dionysos Films and is financed by Finnish Film Foundation, Yle National Broadcasting Company and Nordisk Film.

Published in Variety on January 10th. Read the exclusive here.

LevelK boards Dutch thriller ”Vicious”
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January 23rd 2019

LevelK boards Dutch thriller ”Vicious”

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has acquired world sales rights for the Dutch thriller “Vicious” ahead of Berlin FF/EFM 2019. This marks the first collaboration between LevelK and the Dutch production companies Phanta Film and Goldman Film.

“Vicious” is based on a bestselling book by the award-winning Dutch author Mel Wallis De Vries. It is set in the Ardennes, where four young girls visit a remote cottage for a fun and relaxing weekend. But when weird and disturbing events starts happening for no apparent reason, the stay quickly runs out of hand.

“Vicious” is adapted for the screen by Alexandra Penrhyn Lowe and directed by one of the most successful directors of the Netherlands, Dennis Bots. Bots has a successful track record of making family and coming of age movies with a wide appeal, among which many have been selected and awarded at major festivals such as TIFF Kids, Giffoni, Buster, BUFF and Cinekid.

With “Vicious”, Dennis Bots steps into thriller territory with a main cast consisting of Abbey Hoes (Shooting Star award-winner at Berlin FF 2015), Olivia Lonsdale, Holly Mae Brood and Romy Gevers.

The film is produced by Petra Goedings and Maaike Benschop for Phanta Film and Edwin Goldman for Goldman Film. It is financed by The Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Production, Incentive, KRO-NCRV, CoBo Fund, Abraham Tuschinski Fonds, Creative Europe Programme – Media Of The European Union, Cinecrowd.com. LevelK will bring the film to Berlin FF/EFM 2019.

Published in Screen Daily on January 7th. Read the exclusive here.