WYRMWOOD Finds North American Homes With IFC And Raven Banner
The bombastic zombie flick has been wowing audiences since its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest. The film was cobbled together over a period of four years by brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, and I loved the hell out of it when it played last month at Toronto After Dark. It flirts with the fundamentals of zombie lore by drenching it in something that definitely screams, "Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!" It honors the lore and Ozploitation's roots and still manages to have fresh spins on the genre.
Our own Peter Martin caught the film in Austin and had this to say in his review:
Wildly apocalyptic with dollops of silliness, Wyrmwood proves to be a splendidly gritty affair, a tale that feels like it's being told from the back of a jeep as it races away from doomsday on a very bumpy road in Australia...With that in mind, Wyrmwood wins points for originality, introducing a couple of zombie concepts I've not seen before that tie in well with the story and characters, helping to give the narrative a fresh spin.
Sean Berney, Manager of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films, negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers. The report also says that Raven Banner Entertainment plans to release day and date with IFC Midnight.
International sales are being handled by Altitude Film Sales, so if you are somewhere else in the world you need to get on board this manic train ride!
(Full disclosure: ScreenAnarchy founder and editor Todd Brown is a partner in XYZ Films. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.)