As the Frontières Co-Production Market, Brussels Edition, wraps up tonight in Brussels the first co-production deal has been announced. Chris W. Mitchell, writer of Frankenstein's Army and the upcoming horror flick The Windmill Massacre, had a new project at the market and he has found some like-minded folks who want to make it with him.
Currently budgeted at €2.5 million, AMSTERDAM GOTHIC tells the story of Australian art historian Robin Taylor who comes to Amsterdam to participate in the restauration of the paintings of an obscure 17th century Dutch master, Floris de Witte. However, she soon discovers that she is in terrible danger because the malevolent De Witte has achieved what so many artists strive for: he lives on in his work. Written and to be directed by Chris W. Mitchell, “Amsterdam Gothic” will be his second feature length film following the critically acclaimed “The Pool” (2014).
Chris W. Mitchell's Amsterdam Gothic has found partners in Dutch production company House of Netherhorror and Belgian production company Protemkino. House of Netherhorror producers Jan Doense and Herman Slagter pitched the project with Mitchell at the start of the market. They will certainly have cause to raise an extra Belgian ale or two tonight during the closing Karaoke party.
Twenty projects were presented at the beginning of the market to potentional production partners, sales agents and distribution companies in hopes that their projects would find the support they need to be made into films.
Frontières will return home to Montreal this July during the Fantasia International Film Festival.
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