London-based sales and financing entity The Salt Company has closed a slew of sales on it’s TIFF 2015 Midnight Madness hit Baskin, the Turkish horror film from writer/director Can Evrenol.
Based on the 2012 short film of the same name, Baskin has so far been snapped up in the UK (Vertigo), Australia (Madman), German speaking Europe (Capelight), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Italy (Blue Swan Entertainment), CIS (Cinema Prestige) and China (VCinema). IFC picked up US rights and Raven Banner Canadian rights from North American rep XYZ Films.
James Norrie, partner at The Salt Company said “Can is a truly visionary filmmaker and with Baskin, he has made a future cult classic that we are proud to have been a part of”.
Since launching at TIFF Baskin has played at a further 11 festivals picking up awards including best new wave director at Fantastic Fest and the best director “Blood Skull” at Morbido Film Festival in Mexico.
Producers are MO Films Produksiyon. Executive producers are Muge Buyuktalas, Todd Brown and Mike Hostench.