EXCLUSIVE: XYZ Films has acquired worldwide rights to the English-language horror thriller sound of silence, directed by Alessandro Antonaci, Daniel Lascar and Stefano Mandala – the Italy-based trio of filmmakers otherwise known as T3. The independent studio has planned a national release of the film next spring.
T3’s feature debut follows Emma (Penelope Sangiorgi), who returns home to Italy to find out what happened to her parents, and must then unravel the mystery of an old radio that brings back spirits from the past.
T3, Raffaele Rinaldi and Riccardo Scalva produced the pic, which also stars Rocco Marazzita, Lucia Caporaso, Daniele De Martino, Chiara Casolari, Alessandra Pizzullo and Peter Stephen Wolmarans. The project follows the horror short of T3 The crying boywhich was an official selection at Screamfest 2019.
“XYZ is thrilled to be a part of this unique and terrifying ghost story and to continue our tradition of supporting international talent,” said Alex Williams of XYZ Films. “We look forward to bringing SOUND OF SILENCE to audiences here in the United States and around the world. Fans of haunted house movies like INSIDIOUS will love this one.
Founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian, XYZ Films was originally Lowering franchise, and is also known for films such as the 2017 Sundance winner I don’t feel at home in this world anymore and Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic revenge thriller, mandy. XYZ’s current projects include The Black Kaiser with Mads Mikkelsen, war dogs with Frank Grillo, Robert Patrick and Rhona Mitra, and the film Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead something in the dirtwhich premiered at Sundance 2022. Its current roster also includes Nic Cassavetes god is a ball with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe and Jamie Foxx, by Lorcan Finnegan Nocebo with Eva Green and Mark Strong, and BAFTA-nominated Phillip Barantini Accused. The Company is currently in post-production on Netflix Original Ravageddirected by Gareth Evans and starring Tom Hardy and Forrest Whitaker.
Williams brokered the deal for sound of silence on behalf of XYZ, with Marios Rush on behalf of the filmmakers.