Magazine article Screen International

Buyers Download Boermans' App

Magazine article Screen International

Buyers Download Boermans' App

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EXCLUSIVE: Highpoint secures deals on Bobby Boermans' interactive thriller.

UK sales outfit High Point has clocked up a raft of sales on interactive thriller App, which encourages audiences to engage with the film via their mobile phones.

Bobby Boermans directs the Dutch thriller about a young psychology student who is terrorized by a mysterious app.

Kees Abrahams, Edvard van't Wout and Robin de Levita produce for 2CFilm. Hannah Hoekstra stars.

Sales were locked in during Cannes with Germany (ZDF), Japan (Nettai Museum), South Korea (Movement Pictures/Markers Entertainment), China (Leomus Culture & Media), Russia (Exponenta), Hong Kong (UA Films) and Taiwan (Cineplex Development Co).

Negotiations are in the latter stages for the UK, France, Italy and Spain.

Based on SyncNow audio digital watermarking by Civolution, the unique app allows viewers to see, directly on their phones, key events and character clues beyond what plays out on the big screen. …

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