#IrishAbroad: IFC Midnight takes American rights for Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not a Serial Killer
Deadline is reporting that American film distribution company IFC Midnight has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Irish director Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not a Serial Killer.
The film is an adaptation of Dan Wells’ novel I Am Not a Serial Killer, and follows a 15-year-old who is a diagnosed sociopath. Due to being plagued by constant homicidal urges, he lives by a set of rules designed to keep his violent impulses in check.
The film, which shot in Minnesota, features Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) in the lead, alongside Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad).
Nick Ryan of Irish production company Floodland Pictures produces, with John McDonnell and Ruairi Robinson executive producers. The Tea Shop and Film Company’s James Harris and Mark Lane also produce. Financing comes from the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., Quickfire Films, and The Fyzz Facility. Robbie Ryan acts as director of photography on the film, with Starred Up‘s Nick Emerson editor. Post-production was handled by EGG Post in Dublin.
I Am Not a Serial Killer had its world premiere at SXSW and will attempt to strike more deals at the Cannes Marché du Film this week. This deal was negotiated by Andrew Orr and Nada Cirjanic of Independent Film Company on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Midnight is the company behind the US releases of The Babadook, Super, and Kill List, and most recently handled the successful North American run of Corin Hardy’s Irish co-production The Hallow.