EFM: Kaleidoscope to debut ‘The Windmill Massacre’
Dutch horror debut from Nick Jongerius. Starring Charlotte Beaumont, Noah Taylor, Patrick Baladi,
Adam Thomas Wright, Fiona Hampton, Tanroh Ishida, and Bart Klever.
Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) has boarded sales rights to genre-horror The Windmill Massacre ahead of Berlin’s EFM (Feb 11-19).
From debut writer-director Nick Jongerius and producer Daniel Koefoed – both producers on genre-horror Frankenstein’s Army – The Windmill Massacre tells the gory tale of a devil-worshipping miller that, legend has it, ground the bones of locals instead of grain. Back from beyond the grave, the miller seeks vengeance on a group of unsuspecting tourists, who share a dark secret.
Filmed in Amsterdam, the English-language feature is in post-production and due for delivery this spring.
Director Nick Jongerius said: “It has been a privilege to shoot an international horror as my feature debut, using the famous Dutch heritage and locations as the backdrop. I have always been fascinated, and scared at the same time, by windmills. I can assure you will look at them differently from now on.”
Michael Chapman, sales and acquisition executive at Kaleidoscope and also executive producer of The Windmill Massacre added: “We’re thrilled to finally share this project with international buyers. Nick is an exciting new voice in horror and has created something truly special.”
Kaleidoscope’s slate also includes family animation sequel Top Cat Begins, well-received documentary The Seven Five and Gerard Barrett’s Sundance hit Glassland.
Charlotte Beaumont Noah Taylor Patrick Baladi
Me Fiona Hampton Tanroh Ishida