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Director of Midnight Madness Movie 'Baskin' Signs With WME (Exclusive)
Ahead of the Toronto premiere of his horror movie Baskin, Turkish director Can Evrenol has signed with WME for representation.
Evrenol was born and raised in Istanbul, though he studied cinematography and art history at the University of Kent. Later he attended the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
His love for horror was obvious in the shorts he wrote, directed and produced, and which made the rounds at festivals such as Sitges, Fantastic Fest, Fantasia and Film4 Frightfest.
Baskin started life as one of those shorts which Evrenol then expanded to feature length. The story centers on four police officers who respond to a call for back up, only to arrive at the scene of a cult’s dark sacrifice. The quartet soon find themselves on a horrifying journey into Hell in a feature that draws inspiration from Apocalypse Now and Hellraiser, as well as the artistic works of Caravaggio and H.R. Giger.
The movie marks the first time a Turkish feature will be shown as part of TIFF’s Midnight Madness and makes its debut Friday night.
Evrenol continues to be managed by MO Films.