Screen Media Films Acquires 'Ghost From the Machine'

The film, formerly called "Phasma Ex Machina," will be released on DVD and VOD in the second quarter this year.

Screen Media Films has acquired rights to the supernatural thriller Ghost From the Machine from XYZ Films. The company will release the film, originally titled Phasma Ex Machina, on DVD and VOD in the second quarter of 2011.

Matt Osterman’s debut feature follows a young man who, while taking care of his younger brother after the death of their parents, invents a machine that engages the supernatural, with unintended results. Jennifer Kramer produced and Jon Maichel Thomas co-produced.

Nate Bolotin of XYZ negotiated the deal with Screen Media Films president Robert Baruc and Screen Media Ventures exec David T. Fannon. Bleiberg Entertainment is handling international sales of the film.

Screen Media Films most recently released The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, La Mission and City of Your Final Destination.

XYZ is also producing the action-thriller Land of the Free, a heist film with Darren Aronofsky and a crime thriller about John DeLorean.