'Goodnight Mommy' Filmmakers Sign With WME (Exclusive)

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala wrote and directed the acclaimed thriller that has been selected as the official Austrian entry for the Oscars' best foreign language film.
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'Goodnight Mommy'

Austrian filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the duo behind the creepy and acclaimed German-language psychological thriller Goodnight Mommy, have signed with WME for representation. They have also signed with attorney Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman.

Fiala, a filmmaker, and Franz, a former film journalist and casting director, first teamed up when they co-directed and co-wrote the feature documentary Kern. They made their fiction debut with 2014’s Mommy.

Mommy is the movie that centers on twin boys whose mother returns home from surgery with a bandaged face. After a while, the boys begin to suspect that this person may not be their mother after all. 

The film has been selected as the official Austrian entry for best foreign language film for next year’s Academy Awards. It has also won numerous awards on the festival circuit.  (The movie was released by Radius-TWC in the U.S.)