Canadian genre filmmaker Chad Archibald (Neverlost, The Drownsman and Ejecta) and his outfit, Black Fawn Films, have signed an eight picture deal with Canadian sales company Breakthrough Entertainment. Black Fawn will make eight genre pics over the next two years (one every 3 months!!!) and Breakthrough will sell them to the world.
The press release is below but the gist of it is that Archibald will direct two himself. Antisocial director Cody Calahan will direct two as well. Calahan and The Drownsman producer Christopher Giroux will produce the slate. No word yet on who will direct the other four but the Black Fawn family runs pretty deep.
TORONTO (June 16, 2014) - Fresh off their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed and festival award-winning feature Antisocial and their newest production The Drownsman, Breakthrough Entertainment and horror master Chad Archibald's Black Fawn Films have signed a deal to produce eight genre features over the next two years.
Chad Archibald will helm two of the films while noted horror director-writer-producer Cody Calahan (who directed Antisocial) is also slated to direct two films in the Breakthrough Entertainment-Black Fawn Films production deal. Cody Calahan and Christopher Giroux will produce the slate.
Breakthrough Entertainment partners Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan and Peter Williamson will serve as Executive Producers for the eight feature films. Breakthrough Entertainment will distribute the pictures worldwide.
"We had such a great experience with Chad and Black Fawn on Antisocial and The Drownsman that we are truly excited to be able to continue our relationship with the production of eight films over the next two years," said Breakthrough Partner and Executive Producer Peter Williamson.
"Our 8-picture deal creates an exciting genre showcase for buyers worldwide and presents extraordinary opportunities for Canadian creative talent. We look forward to working with notable up and coming Canadian writers, directors and filmmakers as we embark on these projects," said Chad Archibald.
"Chad Archibald is among today's most talented genre filmmakers and we are extremely pleased about creating what we believe will be an extraordinary horror franchise with him and Black Fawn Films. Our collaboration has already generated two feature films that have attracted significant global attention and we are excited to keep the momentum going and growing," said Tim Brown, Executive Vice President, Feature Films for Breakthrough Entertainment.
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