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CUCKOO

by TILMAN SINGER

Mystery Thriller / Horror

Reluctantly, 17-year-old Gretchen leaves her American home to live with her father, who has just moved into a resort in the German Alps with his new family. Arriving at their future residence, they are greeted by Mr. König, her father’s boss, who takes an inexplicable interest in Gretchen’s mute half-sister Alma. Something doesn’t seem right in this tranquil vacation paradise. Gretchen is plagued by strange noises and bloody visions until she discovers a shocking secret that also concerns her own family.

FBW rating Besonders wertvoll / Especially valuable

Status: Cinema release DE, US, CA and more in August 2024

Writer & Director: TILMAN SINGER

Following his festival sensation LUZ, German director Tilman Singer has once again succeeded in creating an atmospheric and visually outstanding horror trip with an original plot and perfidious twists. The film, shot on 35 mm, features EUPHORIA’s star Hunter Schafer alongside a brilliant and terrifying Dan Stevens.

Financed by NEON / Pre- and Production Support by Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Production Support by HessenFilm und Medien and DFFF

In collaboration with Josh Rosenbaum and Ken Kao (WAYPOINT Entertainment) and Thor Bradwell.

09. August 2024

  • Fantasia Festival Montreal – Selection 2024
  • New Horizons – Midnight Madness
  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival – Bucheon Choise
  • LAVAZZA IncluCity Festival – The Dark Side
  • Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival – World Panorama
  • Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam – Club Imagine
  • Raindance Film Festival / Opening Film – Best International Feature
  • Transilvania International Film Festival – Full Moon
  • Sydney Film Festival – Freak Me Out
  • Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival – Competition
  • Crossing Europe / Opening Film – Night Sight
  • Trento Film Festival
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival – Competition
  • Lichterfest Frankfurt – Future German Cinema
  • Overlook Film Festival / Opening Film – Competition
  • SXSW / US Premiere – Narrative Spotlight
  • Berlin International Film Festival / World Premiere – Special Gala

World Premiere Berlinale Special Gala!

Our little CUCKOO by Tilman Singer took off at Berlinale Special Gala.

Hunter Schafer on the Red Carpet of the Berlinale Palast

1.800 Viewers! Sold Out! What a night!

We had the pleasure to have 230 guests & friends with us, many of them belong to our fabulous cast & crew from all over the world. Verti Music Hall was the perfect venue for our hybrid and the audience responded in an incredible way.

B&W Photos by Felix Dickinson!

CUCKOO in Berlinale Special Gala!

We are excited to share that CUCKOO by Tilman Singer will have it’s world Premiere in Berlinale Special Gala!

After his award-winning graduation film “Luz”, KHM graduate Tilman Singer wrote and directed his first feature film “Cuckoo”. 

On a trip to the German Alps with her father and stepmother, Gretchen (Hunter Schafer from HBO’s “EUPHORIA”) discovers that the resort town where they’re staying hides sinister secrets, as she’s plagued by strange noises and frightening visions of a woman pursuing her.

The international cast of Hunter SchaferDan StevensJessica HenwickMarton Csókás and Jan Bluthardt was in front of the camera in Wuppertal, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach and Hesse, among other places.

Cuckoo is a NEON production produced by FICTION PARK and Los Angeles based WAYPOINT Entertainment

The film is financed by NEON and supported by the German Funds Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, HessenFilm & Medien and DFFF.

The film will be released in German cinemas by Weltkino.

Sierra/Affinity selling Cuckoo at Cannes!

Sierra/Affinity is handling foreign sales on NEON’s horror pic, CUCKOOat the upcoming Cannes Film Market 2023.

05/05/2023

Sierra/Affinity Selling Foreign On Neon’s Hunter Schafer Horror Movie ‘Cuckoo’ At Cannes
SOURCE: COURTESY OF NEON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY FELIX DICKINSON OF STUDIO AAA

Written and directed by Tilman Singer, CUCKOO was shot on 35mm over 35 days in Germany and stars Jan Bluthardt (Luz), Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer, Screen Actors Guild Award winner Dan Stevens, BAFTA Award nominee Jessica Henwick, Australian Academy Award nominee Marton Csókás, and acclaimed Spanish actress Greta Fernández.

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