The Girl Next Door
Myriad Pictures starts TIFF sales on 'Touched With Fire'
By Jeremy Kay
EXCLUSIVE: The Santa Monica-based financing, production and distribution company is in Toronto handling international sales on the SXSW selection starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby.
Touched With Fire (formerly Mania Days) centers on a pair of manic depressives in a psychiatric hospital who fall into an intense romance. Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce Altman also star.
Roadside Attractions has set a February US theatrical release on the film from Moonstruck Productions and 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.
Paul Dalio wrote and directed and Jeremy Alter and Kristina Nikolova produced the film and Spike Lee served as executive producer.
“Paul Dalio has crafted a unique love story with a real roller coaster of emotions,” said Myriad president and CEO Kirk D’Amico.
“Katie and Luke have given truly extraordinary performances. We feel so proud to have the opportunity to bring this film to international distributors and audiences.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Kirk and the entire team at Myriad, whose passion for our film will ensure it finds the international exposure and audience it deserves,” said Alter on behalf of the filmmakers.
Myriad’s svp of marketing and acquisitions Audrey Delaney negotiated with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers after director of production and acquisitions Theresa Won brought the project to the company.
D’Amico is also handling international sales via its new Scoundrel label on Jeepers Creepers 3, which will see Victor Salva back in the director’s chair. The horror project is set to shoot in Vancouver in the first quarter of 2016 and D’Amico serves as executive producer.