News from the European Film Market in Berlin where IFC Midnight announced that it has acquired the U.S. rights to Corin Hardy’s Irish co-production The Hallow.

The film follows a London-based conservationist who moves to Ireland with his wife and baby, to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground. He unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family.

The film stars Joseph Mawle (Ripper Street),  Bojana Novakovic (Edge of Darkness),  Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) and Michael Smiley (The World’s End).

The Hallow was produced by Occupant Entertainment and Fantastic Films. It was funded by Prescience, Altus Media, Hyperion and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions and Productions for IFC Midnight, with WME Global and ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.

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