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I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER to Receive World Premiere at SXSW

3rd Feb 2016

The Irish/UK production of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER will receive its World Premiere at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) star in Irish Writer/Director Billy O'Brien's adaptation of Dan Wells' bestselling supernatural thriller.

SXSW (South by South West) is one of the most prestigious independent film festivals in the world. Director Billy O'Brien said "I am delighted to be chosen by SXSW, with its history of picking interesting and innovative films and its quirky mix of both Film and Music"

James Hickey, Chief Executive Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board said: "Following an outstanding performance at Sundance this week, I'm happy to see that Irish films continue to be premiered at the world's top film festivals. SXSW is the perfect launch-pad for this exceptional film, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and we're delighted to have supported Irish director Billy O'Brien's vision for this film."

"To have our premier in Austin is one of the highest levels of recognition and it is a perfect fit for our film," Producer Nick Ryan said.

Andrew Orr of Independent said: "I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER is a very exciting film to come from this Irish/UK co-production and we are thrilled to be launching it internationally at SXSW next month."

Produced by Nick Ryan (The Summit) of Floodland Pictures with James Harris and Mark Lane of London based Tea Shop & Film Company (Cockneys vs Zombies, The Anomaly), the film shot by Robbie Ryan (Slow West, Jimmys Hall) on location in Northern Minnesota tells the story of John Wayne Cleaver, a 16 year old boy  obsessed with serial killers but who really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself  "normal". When somebody starts murdering people in John's small Mid West town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous then the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues.

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER was produced by Floodland Pictures and Tea Shop & Film Company, with Fantastic films also on board as executive producers. Finance was from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, QUICKFIRE FILMS and THE FYZZ FACILITY with London based INDEPENDENT handling international sales.

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