IFC Films, April 17, 2015

IFC MIDNIGHT ACQUIRES U.S. RIGHTS TO BENNI DIEZ’S STUNG

Film Will Premiere Tonight in the “Midnight” Section at the  2015 Tribeca Film Festival

New York, NY (April 17, 2015) – IFC Midnight announced today from the Tribeca Film Festival that the company has acquired U.S. rights to Benni Diez’s STUNG. The film, directed by Diez with a screenplay by Adam Aresty, stars Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Clifton Collins Jr. and Lance Henriksen. The film was produced by Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz for Germany based Rat Pack Film Production with Todd Brown, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin serving as Executive Producers for XYZ Films. STUNG will premiere tonight in the “Midnight” section of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

STUNG centers around an extravagant garden party hosted by Mrs. Perch at her remote country villa. Unbeknownst to the host and her guests, her illegal fertilizer has infested the surrounding countryside and transformed a local species of killer wasps into giant, mutant predators, on the hunt for prey in which they can lay their eggs. It falls to two of the party’s catering staff to stop the monsters and save the day.

The deal was negotiated by Sean Berney, Manager of Acquisitions for IFC Midnight, with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

About IFC MIDNIGHT

Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. Upcoming releases include Corin Hardy’s THE HALLOW. Some of the company’s previous successes have included Jennifer Kent’s critically acclaimed THE BABADOOK; Ben Wheatley’s unconventional hitman thriller KILL LIST; and Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary ROOM 237. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

About XYZ Films:

XYZ Films is an integrated content company whose mission is to empower visionary storytellers from every corner of the planet. As an independent production company and worldwide sales agency, the company is uniquely suited to identify talented filmmakers and bring their stories to life. XYZ was founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian.

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