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Horror film Talk To Me is a break out success, premiering at Sundance 2023 which prompted a bidding war for the distribution rights. It has gone on to achieve gross international sales of more than US$ 92 million and is A24’s second highest grossing film.

Danny Philippou and twin brother Michael, self described as overstimulated, are the Youtubers who wrote and directed this feature film.

Talk To Me has won many awards including Best Film, Best Lead Actress, Best Screen Play, Best Editing and Best Direction at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, and Best Horror Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA.

Not only is it a stand-out success for Danny and Michael, but it is also a significant achievement for independent film production companies Causeway Films and A24, and for Talk To Me’s star Sophie Wilde who is now attached to the US live-action movie adaptation of Video Game Watch Dogs.

Steve Newall will talk to Danny about his approach to making this supernatural horror and his training ground making YouTube videos that attracted over 6 million subscribers prior to making Talk To Me, now screening on Netflix.

Horror is a genre that continues to give us some of the most successful and exciting films. Join this session to find out how Danny and his brother did it.

Danny will join via video link