Frontières@Fantasia: Second Wave Of Projects Announced!
As the ScreenAnarchy team talk among ourselves about preparing for the Fantasia International Film Festival the team at Frontières@Fantasia are busy prepping for the sixth edition of this co-production market. We have the second wave of titles included in this year's market.
Portland based director Todd E Freeman (Love Sick and Cell Count) is returning again this year with a new project called The Beautiful. Prolific actor and producer Larry Fessendeden (actor in We Are Still Here) is bringing one of his boys from Glass Eye Pix, Graham Reznick (Five States of Fear), with his project The Designer.
On the home front we have new projects being pitched by Vancouver based director Gigi Saul Guerrero (México Bárbaro). She comes to Montreal with a new project, El Gigante. From Toronto Leonard Farlinger and Aaron Woodley come with their intriguing title League of Monster Slayers. From Québec Matrin Laroche will present 12 Frames / Second and Sid Zanforlin will present Never Tear Us Apart (fingers crossed that movie is about a Michael Hutchence obsessed serial killer or something like that).
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 project line-up that will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions.
We be alive and alert that first morning of the market when the pitch sessions happen and will report back to you about the ones that impressed us the most. Stay tuned!
12 FRAMES / SECOND (Québec)Director/Writer: Martin LarocheProducer: Yanick Létourneau (Peripheria Productions)THE BEAUTIFUL (USA)Director/Writer: Todd E. FreemanProducers: Jason Freeman, Todd E. Freeman, Lara Cuddy (Polluted Pictures)BUTCHER SHOP (USA)Directors / Writers: Cezil Reed & Lydelle JacksonProducer: Michelle Miller (BAPart Films)COUNTRY HOUSE (Spain)
Director / Writer: Fernando Ronchese
Producer: Angel Sala (Level 5 Consulting SL / La Fiera Group Production SL)THE DESIGNER (USA)Director/Writer: Graham ReznickProducers: Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Graham Reznick (Glass Eye Pix)THE DEVIL ON WHEELS (Spain / UK)Director/Writer: Enric FolchProducers: Enric Folch, Roger Allen, Orio Marcos (The Devil on Wheels Productions LTD / SETMÀGIC Audiovisual)THE DREAMLANDS (Germany)Director / Writer: Huan VuProducers: Jan Roth, Huan Vu (Sphärentor UG)EL GIGANTE (Canada)Director: Gigi Saul GuerreroWriters: Shane McKenzie / Co-Written by Luke Bramley, Gigi Saul GuerreroProducer: Raynor Shima (LuchaGore Productions)THE EXISTENCE OF LIBERTY WHITE (UK)Director: Nick ParishWriter: Gwilym DaviesProducer: Zack Winfield (Milkwood Film Productions)FRAY (Finland)Director: Mikko LopponenWriters: Mikko Lopponen, Ramin Sohrab, Kevin FrazierProducers: Ramin Sohrab, Sonja Farling, Kevin Frazier (Sonram Productions)LEAGUE OF MONSTER SLAYERS (Canada)Writers: Leonard Farlinger & Aaron WoodleyProducers: Jennifer Jonas & Shannon Fewster (New Real Films)NEVER TEAR US APART (Québec)Director / Writer: Sid ZanforlinProducers: Patricia Gomez Zlatar, Chris Bavota (Head on the Door Productions)PILL #1618 (Lithuania / Italy)Director: Domante UrmonaiteWriters: Domante Urmonaite / Story by Martynas Mendelis, Domante UrmonaiteProducers: Stasys Baltakis (Baltic Productions / Film Jam), Chiara Barbo (Pilgrim Film)