SA twins Danny and Michael Philippou land major film deal for ‘Talk to Me’

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South Australian YouTube pranksters, Danny and Michael Philippou, also known as RackaRacka, recently sold the rights to their film Talk To Me to A24, a film company in North America.

According to Adelaide Now, Danny and Michael secured the major deal for the supernatural thriller after its world premiere screening at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2023.

Michael announced the major deal on Facebook and wrote: “We just got picked up by A24! The greatest company on earth! We will be in cinemas this year.”

“Steven Spielberg, Jordan Peele, Stephen King and Ari Aster are just a few of the people who have watched our film and even reached out personally,” Michael included in the post.

“The response has been beyond overwhelming. We have risked so much to get here, to be recognised on this scale is truly a dream come true.”

The Adelaide twins are online purveyors of comic action. Between Facebook and YouTube, RackaRacka has over 2 billion views and over 6 million subscribers.

Michael and Danny secured funding for their debut feature film in 2020 and instantly started co-writing and directing the film alongside Michael Beck. The film has been described as “more serious” than their usual prankster YouTube videos.

Source: Adelaide Now

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