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Dark Star Pictures Acquires North American Rights to Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-di Koko-da


Dark Star Pictures Acquires North American Rights to Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-di Koko-da

Koko-di Koko-da

Peter Belli, Brandy Litmanen and Morad Baloo Khatchadorian in Johannes Nyholm’s ‘Koko-di Koko-da.’ (Credit: Dark Star Pictures)

Dark Star Pictures announced today that it has acquired the North American rights to the upcoming horror comedy, ‘Koko-di Koko-da.’ The company is planning to release the film in theaters in November, which will be followed by a VOD and DVD distribution.

The fantasy movie will begin its theatrical run in Los Angeles and New York, and later screen in additional cities, which will be announced soon. The deal was negotiated by Dark Star President, Michael Repsch, and Stray Dogs Managing Director, Nathan Fischer, on behalf of the filmmakers.

‘Koko-di Koko-da’s official North American theatrical release comes after it received acclaim from audiences and critics at several festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival and most recently recently, the Fantasia Film Festival 2019, where it won the AQCC-Camera Lucida Prize. It will also screen at this fall’s Fantastic Fest and Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

The horror comedy was written and directed by Johannes Nyholm. The fantasy movie stars Peter Belli, Leif Edlund, Ylva Gallon, Katarina Jackobson and Brandy Litmanen.

‘Koko-di Koko-da’ follows Elin (Jakobson) and Tobias (Edlund), a happily married couple who regularly vacation with their young daughter. The family is on a dreamy holiday when an innocuous case of food poisoning derails their plans and forever alters the course of their lives. Three years later, the once loving couple is on the road again to go camping, looking for one last chance to go back to the way things used to be. But what once was is lost, and the family members instead find themselves having to relive the same nightmarish events as that fateful day, and the horrors it brings repeat themselves infinitely. Together, they must overcome their trauma, reconcile with their past and fight for their lives. Over, and over, and over again.

“‘Koko-di Koko-da’ is a brilliantly crafted view on how we handle grief, encapsulated in a unique horror plot with some of the most memorable villains we have seen in a long time. Dark Star is ecstatic to be bringing audiences what we feel is the most unique and haunting genre film of 2019,” commented Repsch.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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