Raven Banner takes The Station horror thriller for Canada

The Station

Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up the Canadian rights to the Austrian creature feature Blutgletscher (The Station), as Canadian distributors are ending a busy Toronto International Film Festival with a raft of deals.

The Station, which debuted as part of the Midnight Madness sidebar, is directed by Marvin Kren from a screenplay by Benjamin Hessler.

The horror thriller stars Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler and Peter Knaack and was produced by Helmut Grasser.

The deal was negotiated by Annick Mahnert, Michael Paszt and James Fler for Raven Banner, with Sebastien Chesneau of Rezo on behalf of the filmmakers.

IFC Midnight earlier this week acquired the U.S. rights to The Station.

Elsewhere, D Films picked up the Canadian distribution rights to Shira Piven’s new comedy, Welcome to Me, which stars Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Tim Robbins.

Gary Sanchez Productions and Vancouver-based Bron Studios are producing.

The dramatic comedy is produced by Aaron L. Gilbert and Marina Grasic, with Margot Hand as co-producer for Bron Studios.

For Gary Sanchez Productions, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum are producing.

Welcome to Me was shot in California.

Also Friday, Vagrant Films Releasing snagged the Canadian rights to the Norwegian drama It’s Only Make Believe following an international premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival.

The picture is directed by Arild Ostin Ommundsen, and Vagrant is penciling in an early 2014 theatrical release.

The film has been shortlisted as Norway’s foreign language Oscar submission.