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Fantasia Announces the Selected Projects of the 2nd Edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market

Fantasia Announces the Selected Projects of the 2nd Edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market


For the unfamiliar, Montreal is a city which hosts at least one film festival each and every month of the year. Of the dozens of fests, Fantasia Film Festival is without a doubt our favourite, and is widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world. They’ve just announced the official selection of the second edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market, and the slate is looking good. Frontières is the first and only international co-production market to connect North America with Europe, in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. The projects to be presented in the market feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned maestros, coupled with numerous established international producers. The selection of the second edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will consist of the following 12 projects:

Casting the Runes (Canada / Germany / USA)
Director: Joe Dante (The Hole, Gremlins)
Writer: David Tully (Djinn) based on the Short Story by M.R. James
Producers: Rob Heydon (Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy) Ecstasy Film, Daniela Tully (Djinn, Kaifeck Murder) Shivertownroad Films, Suzanne Berger (Rookie Blue) Rossetta Media
Executive Producer: Tim Smythe (Djinn) FilmWorks Group
Cast: Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul)

The Colour Out of Space (France)
Director: Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, Hardware)
Writers: Richard Stanley & Scarlett Amaris (L’Autre Monde) based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft

Dark Matter (Poland)
Director / Writer: Andrzej Zulawski (Possession, La Femme publique)
Producer: Marcin Wierzchosławski (The Mole) Metro Films

Frost Island (UK)
Director: Michael Kinirons (first feature)
Writer: Mia Ylönen
Producer: Katie Holly (Citadel, Jump) Blinder Films

Harry’s Blonde
Director / Writer: Caradog James (The Machine)
Producer: Julie Baines (Triangle, Creep) Dan Films

The Lighthouse (Spain)
Writers: David Matamoros & Richard Hobley
Producer: David Matamoros (Chrysalis) Zentropa International Spain

Le Quartier des Oubliés (Québec)
Director / Writer: Izabel Grondin (first feature) based on a novel by Madeleine Robitaille

Director / Writer: Buddy Giovinazzo (Life is Hot in Cracktown, Combat Shock)
Producer: Matthias Georg Nerlich (Manolo) Little Kong Films

Schoolboys in Disgrace (USA)
Director / Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad)
Producer: Andrew Tenenbaum, Creative Management and Productions
Executive Producer: Raymond Douglas Davies
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, The Kinks

Souvenir (Québec)
Director / Writer: Alex Epstein (writer Bon Cop Bad Cop)
Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (Mars et Avril, War Witch) EMA Films

Stealing is Bad (Canada)
Director / Writer: Jason Lapeyre (I Declare War, Cold Blooded)
Producer: Randall Okita (Fish In Barrel, Portrait As A Random Act Of Violence)

The Void (Canada)
Directors / Writers: Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie (Manborg)
Producers: Colin Geddes & Peter Kuplowsky (Manborg)
Director of Photography: Karim Hussain (Antiviral, Hobo with a Shotgun)

The Fantasia International Film Festival will be held in Montreal from July 18 to August 6, 2013.