Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Includes New Titles From People Behind TURBO KID, A SERBIAN FILM, And HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
Also in attendance at this year's market will be Wild Things director John McNaughton. Ther will be a new project from the producers of The Demons Rook. From The Netherlands comes Kill Mode, winner from the Imagine Film Festival Pitch Project, from director Thijs Meuwese.
Of course there are no further details about what any of these projects are about. But we will be in attendance right from the first morning of the Market and the Pitch Sessions. If we make it through to Sunday night alive we will share with you which titles grab our attention the most.
FRONTIÈRES@FANTASIA ANNOUNCES A FIRST WAVE OF PROJECTSMONTREAL, Thursday May 14, 2015 - After a highly successful second European edition at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in April, Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for its sixth edition, which will take place July 23-26 in Montreal.Frontières is the first and only co-production market to connect North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Frontières marks its return to Fantasia with an expanded Frontières line-up that will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. The complete project line-up will be announced at the end of May.Frontières is thrilled to announce a first wave of projects selected to participate in its 4th North American edition. The line-up includes projects in development from director John McNaughton (HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, WILD THINGS), producers Michael Roiff (WAITRESS, IN YOUR EYES) and Ritesh Batra (THE LUNCHBOX), director Srdjan Spasojevic (A SERBIAN FILM), producer Rob Cotterill (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN), and producer Colin Geddes (MANBORG).Frontières is also pleased to include in its line-up the winner of the Imagine Film Festival Pitch Contest, KILL MODE, awarded to the top Dutch genre project. KILL MODE is a co-presentation with the Imagine Film Festival, with support from the Netherlands Film Fund.And fresh off the recent international success of TURBO KID (Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival and Winner of the 2015 SXSW Midnighters Audience Award) Frontières is pleased to announce the selection of ELORA, the next project from RKSS Films and EMAfilms.TURBO KID began as a Frontières project in 2012 and will make its return to Montreal for its Canadian premiere at Fantasia.Maverick filmmaker John McNaughton, whose past credits include HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, MAD DOG AND GLORY, WILD THINGS and THE HARVEST (a Fantasia 2014 international premiere), states: "I attended Fantasia last year for the first time and had a fantastic time. I can't wait to get back to Montreal to participate in the Frontières Co-Production Market and see some of the many friends I made last year."Frontières@Fantasia 2015: First Wave Projects3 1/2 (USA - India)Director: Sooni TaraporevalaWriter: Sooni TaraporevalaProducer: Michael Roiff (Night & Day Pictures)Executive Producer: Ritesh BatraCARNY KILL (USA)Director: John McNaughtonWriter: John McNaughton & Ted Mann (Screenplay) / Robert Edmond Alter (Novel)Producer: Steven A. JonesELORA (Québec)Directors: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell (RKSS FILMS)Writers: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl WhissellProducer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (EMAfilms Inc.)KILL MODE (Netherlands)Director: Thijs MeuweseCo-Director: Colinda BongersWriter: Thijs MeuweseProducers: Colinda Bongers & Thijs Meuwese'LUDE BEHAVIOR (Québec)Director: Renaud GauthierWriter: Renaud Gauthier & Mary Elizabeth HickeyProducer: Mathieu Gauthier (GoBROS Pictures)SINGER (Canada)Director: Seth SmithWriter: Darcy Spidle, Seth SmithProducer: Rob Cotterill (Yer Dead Productions)SYNCRETIZE (USA / Canada / Haiti)Director: Matt SwinskyWriter: Bryan StricklandProducers: Katarina Gligorijevic, Tim Reis, Matt Swinsky (Ultra 8 Pictures & Vrille Film)Executive Producer: Colin Geddes (Ultra 8 Pictures)WHEREOUT (Serbia)Director: Srdjan SpasojevicWriters: Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic