Focus has picked up the feature One age, Writer / director Goran Stolevsky’s second feature.
The announcement comes as distributor Helmer introduces the debut feature, You will not be alone – About a witch struggling for human connection in rural Macedonia in the 19th century – limited release this weekend.
Of an age Born in the summer of 1999 as a 17-year-old Serbian, the Australian amateur ballroom dancer experienced an unexpected and intense 24-hour romance with a friend’s older brother. It stars Elias Anton, Thom Green and Hatty Hook.
The film was co-produced by Causeway Films’ Christina Seaton and Samantha Jennings in Australia last December.
International sales partner Bankside Films; Investors include Screen Australia, VixScreen, Melbourne International Film Festival Premier Fund, Kojo Studios and Headgear Films.
Bankside Films and UTA have negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
Stolevsky, Seaton and Jennings said: “We are thrilled to have our second film Of an age With an incredible team in the focus feature. “They called the film” very different but less unique. ” You will not be alone, Which first premiered at Sundance and runs on 147 screens It follows the teenage Nevena (Sara Klimoska), who is turned into a witch by an evil spirit named Wolf-Itres (Anamaria Marinka). The “witch-mother” becomes increasingly vindictive as they roam the hillsides, and it is clear that her descendants love the company of humans. Nevena learns more about them from each of their bodies – two women and one man (Numi Repes, Alice Engellart, Carlotto Kota).
Stolveski, who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia, says he was inspired by Eastern European folklore. You will not be alone. Watch Deadline Sundance Studio interviews and film reviews with Stolevsky and Numi Repes.