Magazine article Screen International

Raven Banner Enters Portal to Hell

Magazine article Screen International

Raven Banner Enters Portal to Hell

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Distributor acquires international sales rights to Vivieno Caldinelli's horror comedy, which stars Roddy Piper.

Raven Banner has acquired international sales rights to Portal to Hell.

The distributor, who will also release the feature in Canada, joins XYZ Films who are handling US rights to Vivieno Caldinelli's horror comedy, which stars Roddy Piper as a semi-retired building manager who discovers a supernatural portal in the basement and has to stop old god Cthulhu becoming overlord of the Earth.

Portal to Hell is part of the Harold Greenberg Fund's Shorts to Features programme which nurtures short films with a goal towards realising their feature versions. The short film will shoot in March 2015 with an aim to package the feature film in Fall 2015.

Executive producer Andrew Rosen commented: "It's crazy and amazing. We're still in the middle of our Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the short film, and now we're gaining major interest for the feature version. This boost in confidence will give our proof-of-concept short even more value when putting the feature package together. We're ecstatic to have great companies like XYZ Films and Raven Banner behind Portal to Hell. …

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