Australian born director and screenwriter Nicholas Verso has signed with Echo Lake Entertainment. His recent directorial debut feature Boys In The Trees screened at this year’s Venice and Toronto Film Festival and won Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival.

The coming-of-age film, which recently opened in Australian theaters, is set on Halloween night in 1997 and stars Toby Wallace and Gulliver McGrath as two former friends who reconnect and go on a surreal, often horrific journey descending into their memories and fears.

Verso came onto the scene after the release of his short film The Last Time I Saw Richard. He continues to be repped by Paradigm and RGM Artists.