Uncork'd Takes Brazilian Horror 'Our Evil' for North America (Exclusive)
Samuel Galli's feature debut follows an ex-exorcist, who hires a serial killer to help him fight a demon and save his daughter's soul.
Texas-based distributor Uncork'd Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Our Evil, the Brazilian supernatural horror film from first-time director Samuel Galli.
Uncork'd plans a platform theatrical release for the feature in New York and Los Angeles, together with Dark Star Pictures, followed by a North American-wide VOD release.
Our Evil follows Arthur (Ademir Esteves) a former exorcist, who hires Charles (Ricardo Casella), a professional hitman and amateur serial killer, to help him fight a demonic power he believes is coming to destroy his daughter’s soul. Critically acclaimed since its premiere at last year's Moscow Film Festival, Our Evil picked up the prize for best Latin American feature at Mexico's Macabro horror festival and the best director honor at Australia's A Night of Horror Film Festival.
The title has been also been generating major interest for an English-language remake. Galli recently signed with L.A.-based Zero Gravity Management and Abraham Artists Agency for representation.
Jinga, which is handling world sales, previously closed deals with Matchbox for the U.K. and Ireland, Premiere for Benelux, Almode for German-speaking Europe, Tema for Spain and Njuta for Scandinavian territories. O2 Play will release Our Evil in Brazil early next year.
Galli wrote and directed Our Evil, and co-produced alongside his partners Tato Siansi and Victor Molin of Brazil's Kauzare Films, with Miguel Govea and Brett Walker from U.K.-Georgia's Alief executive producing.
Uncork'd Entertainment President Keith Leopard and Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch negotiated the deal with the filmmakers and Julian Richards, President of Jinga Films.