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Fantasia Announces 2014 Off-Frontieres Film Market Selections





Fantasia Announces 2014 Off-Frontieres Film Market SelectionsMontreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, has just announced the Off-Frontières selections of the fourth edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.

Read on for a complete listing of all the titles being pitched at the event!

From the Press Release
Following the selection of the official Frontières line-up of film projects for the Frontières International Co-Production Market, another 12 projects have been chosen for the return of the Off-Frontières selection, for the market’s 4th edition.

The Off-Frontières projects line-up features a predominance of Canadian projects, complemented by projects from American, Mexican, Irish, British, French, German and Australian directors and producers. Highlights include the next features by Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA) and by Jacob Tierney (THE TROTSKY), as well as follow-up features by Fantasia alumni Rob Grant (MON AMI), Pat Kiely (WHO IS KK DOWNEY?), Kerry Prior (THE REVENANT) and Olivier Sabino (MISÈRE).

The previously announced Frontières selection of projects also featured 12 film projects. Highlights included the next features by George Mihalka (BLOODY VALENTINE) and Gabriel Pelletier (KARMINA), as well as new projects by Fantasia alumni Gavin Michael Booth (TO HELL, WITH LOVE),Kristina Buozyte (VANISHING WAVES), Simon Rumley (RED, WHITE AND BLUE, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD), Andreas Schaap (MUST LOVE DEATH) and James Sizemore (THE DEMON’S ROOK)

The Off-Frontières @ Fantasia 2014 selection consists of the following 12 projects:

A WORLD WAR II FAIRYTALE: THE MAKING OF MICHAEL MANN’S THE KEEP (UK / USA / France)

Director: Stewart Buck (1st feature documentary)
Producers: Stewart Buck – Buck Green Films, Alex Kuciw – Django Media, Stéphane Piter

BLACK HORIZON (Irlande)

Director / Screenwriter: George Kane (DISCOVERDALE)
Producers: Julianne Forde and Ruth Treacy – Tailored Films (STITCHES)

CE QU’ELLE A DANS LE VENTRE (Quebec)

Director / Screenwriter: Martin Thibodeau (1st feature)
Producer: Marie-Dominique Michaud – Lusio Films (LE TORENT)
Cast: Isabelle Blais (THE HIGH COST OF LIVING), Julien Poulin (CAMION)

HEARTBREAKERS (Quebec)

Director / Screenwriter: Pat Kiely (WHO IS KK DOWNEY?)
Producer: Robert Vroom – Vroom Productions (THREE NIGHT STAND)

HOUSE OF STAIRS (Quebec)

Director: Jacob Tierney (GOOD NEIGHBORS)
Screenwriter: Doug Taylor (SPLICE), basé sur un roman de William Sleator
Producers: Michael Solomon – Bandwidth Pictures (EDDIE : THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL), Phyllis Laig – Buffalo Gal Pictures (SILENT NIGHT), Scott Hyman – Zest Productions (500 DAYS OF SUMMER)

LAST BLOOD (Germany / USA / UK)

Director: Simon Hunter (MUTANT CHRONICLES)
Screenwriters: Bobby Crosby, Ed Lynden-Bell, Nick Sterling, based on a graphic novel by Bobby and Chris Crosby
Producers: Christian Arnold-Beutel – Favorit Film (BANSHEE CHAPTER), Isen Robins and Aimee Schoof – Intrisic Value Films (BLUE CAPRICE)
Cast: Thomas Jane (DRIVE HARD), Ron Perlman (HELLBOY)

MARK OF KANE (Canada)

Screenwriters: Justin McConnell and Serena Whitney (1st feature), based on a novel by Douglas Borton
Producers: Avi Federgreen (DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D) – Federgreen Entertainment, Justin McConnell and Serena Whitney – Unstable Grounds

MULTIPLIER (Mexico / Quebec)

Director / Screenwriter: Rodrigo Hernández (1st feature)
Producers: Mayra Espinoza Castro and Jorge Michel Grau – Velarium Arts (WE ARE WHAT WE ARE), Anne-Marie Gélinas – EMA Films (MARS ET AVRIL)

THE PASSENGER (Quebec)

Director: Olivier Sabino (1st feature)
Screenwriters: Olivier Sabino and Francis Lussier
Producer: Marie-Louise Gariépy – Film Oddity

THE SANDMAN (Germany / Canada)

Director: Dario Argento (DRACULA 3D)
Screenwriter: David Tully (DJINN)
Producers: Jeff Rogers – KCUS Productions (SUCK), Daniella Tully – Shivertownroad Films (CONTAGION)

THE SATURN PARTICLE RAMPAGE (USA, Canada, Australia)

Director / Screenwriter: Kerry Prior (THE REVENANT)
Producers: Dean Bertram - Lovecraft 21c Productions, Liam Finn – Filmmakers Alliance Productions (MIDNIGHT MOVIE), Kerry Prior – Wanko Toys, Sevé Schelenz - Sleep Apnea Productions (SKEW), Steve Christopher Wallace – SCWFilms

TO BE CONTINUED… (Canada)

Director / Screenwriter: Rob Grant (MON AMI)
Producers: Luke Black, Peter Harvey – Peter Harvey Films (PICTURE DAY)

Frontières is the first and only co-production market to connect North-America with Europe in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. After two editions in Montreal in 2012 and 2013, it expanded as a trans-Atlantic circuit with an additional edition in Brussels in 2014.

The Frontières International Co-Production Market is an initiative of the Fantasia International Film Festival, in collaboration with Vision-in-Motion and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The event in Montreal is made possible thanks to the generous support of the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Union, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.

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