HONG KONG — IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Australian zombie horror “Wymwood.”

Filmed as a DIY project over a period of four years, the film was directed by Kiah Roache-Turner with a screenplay from Roache-Turner and his brother Tristan Roache-Turner.

The story involves a mechanic who struggles to rescue his kidnapped sister on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill star.

”Wyrmwood” premiered at Fantastic Fest and continued a festival career in Toronto After Dark and at the Busan festival in South Korea.

North American rights are handled by XYZ Films with international territories represented by London-based Altitude Films. Sean Berney, manager of acquisitions at Sundance Selects/IFC Films, negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin of XYZ, Bolotin confirmed.

Raven Banner Entertainment is also acquiring Canadian rights. It plans to release day and date with IFC Midnight.

The film was produced by Tristan Roache-Turner and executive produced by Jamie Hilton and Josh Pomeranz. 

Earlier this year, IFC Midnight picked up another Australian horror, “The Babadook” following its Sundance.