Thirty Three Management Signs 'Luz' Filmmaker Tilman Singer (Exclusive)

Miriam Gossing
Tilman Singer

His demonic possession thriller premiered last year at Berlin.

Thirty Three Management has signed German filmmaker Tilman Singer, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Singer's feature debut, Luz, was his Academy of Media Arts Cologne senior thesis film and premiered last year at the Berlin International Film Festival. In THR's review, critic John DeFore praised the supernatural thriller as "an effective exercise in stylistic pastiche" and "a refreshing take on demonic possession in which the usual fright-flick clichés are nowhere to be found."

The movie, which is set to be released this spring by Screen Media, has collected several accolades, including best feature honors at the Milan Film Festival, a jury award for best horror feature at Fantastic Fest and a horror feature special mention at Austin Fantastic Fest.

Luz star Luana Velis was named best actress in international competition at the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival, and Jonas Lux was honored for his sound design for the pic at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. Meanwhile, Singer, who got his start as a commercial producer in the U.S., France and Germany, was nominated in the avant-garde and genre feature category at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema.