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Kiwis head back to Austin

The second round of programming out of Austin’s Fantastic Fest adds more Kiwis, as well as titles seen here in the recent NZIFF.

Currently on demand here, Gerard Johnstone’s reboot of Terry Teo (pictured, top) is named. The Fantastic Fest screening will be of four episodes from the show. Also selected is David Stubbs’ telefeature Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses, which recently played the Melbourne IFF.

Two Ant Timpson-produced titles are also in the mix. The Greasy Strangler will screen, ahead of its 7 October theatrical/VOD release in the US, while Chris Nash’s Canadian project Dirt Eaters (from his 2015 short of the same name) will be presented in the market.

Of the other international titles announced, Elle, The Handmaiden and Toni Erdmann played the NZIFF. The Bad Batch, Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, is selected – along with another sophomore horror by a female filmmaker, Laotian director Mattie Do’s Dearest Sister, which has its world premiere at Fantastic Fest.

Mattie Do's Dearest Sister

Mattie Do’s Dearest Sister

Fantastic Fest market will run 22 – 25 September, the festival 22 – 29 September.

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