February 22, 2018
MIDPOINT TV Launch graduate project Hausen by Till Kleinert and Anna Stoeva gets green lit by Sky Germany.
Hausen, a 10-part horror series, attended the TV Launch program in 2016 with writer Till Kleinert and producer Anna Stoeva, and also won the HBO Europe Award for Best Project. The shooting is expected to start in early 2019.
The series tells the story of a 15-year old Yuri, who after the death of his mother moves to an old, rundown housing complex. The father tries to build a new existence for himself and his son as the building manager. Over time, Yuri realizes that a wicked creature has settled in the house, transforming the entire building into an organism and invading the souls of its inhabitants. Yuri tries to persuade the hostile inhabitants to fight the creature, while his father is getting more and more influenced by the monster.
"We are very happy to have partnered up with Sky Deutschland, who have the courage and the vision to go into the darkness with us on this exciting journey, " say creator and writer Till Kleinert and creative producer Anna Stoeva.
"With Hausen, we are venturing into a genre that has never before been seen on German television," says Marcus Ammon, Senior Vice President of Film and Entertainment at Sky Deutschland. "The concept of a contemporary 'Haunted House' horror series by author Till Kleinert has quickly convinced Frank Jastfelder and I. Till has a distinctive style and has already won several awards for his horror short films. He is an extraordinary talent and we look forward to it cooperation with him and the producers. "
Hausen is produced by Lago Film (Only Lovers Left Alive, Mr. Nobody, A Dangerous Method).