Floodland Pictures has released the first trailer for their Irish/US co-produced new genre feature I Am Not a Serial Killer, directed by Billy O’Brien.

The film is an adaptation of Dan Wells’ novel I Am Not a Serial Killer, and follows a 15-year-old who is a diagnosed sociopath. Due to being plagued by constant homicidal urges, he lives by a set of rules designed to keep his violent impulses in check.

The film, which shot in Minnesota last year, features Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) in the lead, alongside Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad).

Nick Ryan of Irish production company Floodland Pictures produces, with John McDonnell and Ruairi Robinson executive producers. The Tea Shop and Film Company’s James Harris and Mark Lane also produce. Financing comes from the Irish Film Board, Quickfire Films, and The Fyzz Facility. Acclaimed cinematographer Robbie Ryan acts as director of photography on the film, with Starred Up‘s Nick Emerson editor. Post-production was handled by EGG Post in Dublin.

I Am Not a Serial Killer had its world premiere at SXSW and will next play at the hugely influential Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal later this month. It will be released in the US, via IFC Midnight, on August 26th. No word yet on an Irish release.

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