Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Includes New Titles From People Behind TURBO KID, A SERBIAN FILM, And HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

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Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Includes New Titles From People Behind TURBO KID, A SERBIAN FILM, And HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
As the Fantasia International Film Festival ramps up for this year's festival so does the staff of the Frontières International Co-production Market. They have just announced the first projects to participate in this year's market. Those in attendance will look at new projects by Rob Cotterill, producer of Hobo With A Shotgun. Things have been relatively quiet for A Serbian Film director Srdjan Spasojevic but he is coming to the market with a new project called Whereout. And those crazy 'enfants' from Turbo Kid, RKSS, will have a new project to pitch called Elora

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 PROJECTS

MONTREAL, 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 Projects

3 1/2 (USA - India)
Director: Sooni Taraporevala
Writer: Sooni Taraporevala
Producer: Michael Roiff (Night & Day Pictures)
Executive Producer: Ritesh Batra

CARNY KILL (USA)
Director: John McNaughton
Writer: John McNaughton & Ted Mann (Screenplay) / Robert Edmond Alter (Novel)
Producer: Steven A. Jones

ELORA (Québec)
Directors: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell (RKSS FILMS)
Writers: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell
Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (EMAfilms Inc.)

KILL MODE (Netherlands)
Director: Thijs Meuwese
Co-Director: Colinda Bongers
Writer: Thijs Meuwese
Producers: Colinda Bongers & Thijs Meuwese

'LUDE BEHAVIOR (Québec)
Director: Renaud Gauthier
Writer: Renaud Gauthier & Mary Elizabeth Hickey
Producer: Mathieu Gauthier (GoBROS Pictures)

SINGER (Canada)
Director: Seth Smith
Writer: Darcy Spidle, Seth Smith
Producer: Rob Cotterill (Yer Dead Productions)

SYNCRETIZE (USA / Canada / Haiti)
Director: Matt Swinsky
Writer: Bryan Strickland
Producers: Katarina Gligorijevic, Tim Reis, Matt Swinsky (Ultra 8 Pictures & Vrille Film)
Executive Producer: Colin Geddes (Ultra 8 Pictures)

WHEREOUT (Serbia)
Director: Srdjan Spasojevic
Writers: Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic
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