Berlin, October 21st, 2015 – Picture Tree International (PTI) will be coming to the American Film Market in Santa Monica (4 – 11 November 2015) with a number of high-profile market premieres and projects. Among the four market premieresis Bora Dagtekin’s record-breaking FACK JU GOEHTE 2,which scored close to 7 million admissions after a month in domestic release and is about to top the result of the first installment, which recorded close to 8 million admissions and sold to more than 40 territories. Another market premiere is Matthias Schweighöfer’s THE MANNY (DER NANNY), also a top 5 German box office success in 2015 in its release by Warner Bros Germany. Two further German-language films will be coming to AFM from successful North American festival premieres at TIFF: Elisabeth Scharang’s JACK is – based on a true story – the psychological study of a serial killer turned celebrated literate. Student Academy Award winning Thomas Stuber already scored raving reviews for his heart-wrenching drama about an East German ex-boxer, A HEAVY HEART (HERBERT), which will also screen as a market premiere in Santa Monica.
Upcoming highlights in PTI’s AFM line-up include Rebecca Daly’s MAMMAL starring Academy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths and 2015 BFI UK Star of Tomorrow Barry Keoghan; Dieter Berner’s biopic EGON SCHIELE – DEATH AND THE MAIDEN (working title) that portrays the short life of the famed and controversial Austrian painter who died at only 28; and Florian Gaag’s thriller drama LENALOVE about a girl who falls victim to cyber-bullying.