EXCLUSIVE: Charli D'Amelio, a social media phenom, has signed on to star in the supernatural thriller, directed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Rings) for the Media.
Mira, a 17-year-old girl who lives with her aunt after her mother passed away, is discovered to be connected supernaturally during her stay in Home School. The film will be screened as the first in an eight-film series featuring the two-time Kids Choice Award winners.
I realized that when I was in Home School, I found myself connected with Mira, the story, the script, and the audience. I knew that if I was going to do something, I would certainly be challenging, and I realized that it was very rewarding, for me. But, I felt that I was fully committed to making and making things fun. I also wanted to make sure I was surrounded myself with a fantastic team.
Im thrilled for Home School to mark our first official project together, thanks to its compelling visuals and a strong psychological component. I cant wait to collaborate with Charli and the Proxima team, said the author.
"We've been working on this project for a few years in order to bring something new and exciting to the screen," Kavanaugh said. "Having Javier as the director and Charli star is the perfect package. We are going for 'The Sixth Sense' and 'Get Out.'
Casey Giltner, a Minneapolis-based screenwriter who created Home School on the first day of Christmas, was recently picked up by Village Roadshow and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. The film will feature Daniel Herther, Kavanaugh's partner, Bobby Sarnevesht, and Marc, Heidi, and Dixie D'Amelio as executive producers. The film will be Kavanaugh's second to raise funds via the entertainment stock exchange, esx.io, which is an innovative platform
D'Amelio, the first TikTokker to reach worldwide fame after posting dance videos to the platform in 2019, has perished her fortune into other roles, including appearing in a 2020 Super Bowl ad for Sabra Hummus and dancing in a Jennifer Lopez music video. Hulu also co-created her own clothing line Social Tourist, which has already been picked up for a second season.
As the director of the horror film Rings, Gutierrez was named #3 on the Hollywood International Watchlist after receiving an offer for a remake. In the same year, Gutierrez became a horror filmmaker to watch when his first short film, Brasil, which he directed and directed in 2002, won the Sitges Film Festival, which is well-known for fantasy and horror.
Kavanaugh is the founder of Proxima Media, which is the controlling shareholder of Triller's video sharing platform. He has developed, distributed, and/or coordinated financing for over 200 films, with the proceeds of more than $20 billion in worldwide box office revenue and reaching 60 Oscar nominations. Kavanaugh, a prolific producer, has created, distributed, and/or orchestrated financing for more than 200 films, including in the second to sixth installments of the Fast & Furious franchise, 300, Limitless, The Fighter
Proxima and Kavanaugh pioneered an innovative finance arrangement for post-bankruptcy Marvel. He expanded the studio and finance category of Netflix, which increased the company's market capitalization from $2 to $10 billion. Kavanaugh also started the television company, which has produced such successful shows as Catfish, and CBS' Limitless, which he sold for $200 million. The company had 40 television series across 19 channels before its sale.
UTA and Yorn, Levine, Barnes repped D'Amelio, Proxima and Kavanaugh by Neil Sacker of Sacker Entertainment Law, and Gutierrez by Anonymous Content. Stephen Clark of Lichter Grossman Nichols negotiated the deal on behalf of Gutierrez.