I’m not one of those guys that typically has a favorite movie producer. But all the same, I am a big fan of Travis Stevens after listening to his episode of Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s podcast The Movie Crypt.
And it is with this in mind that I’m excited to pass along the news that Stevens is all set to make his writing-directing debut with The Girl in the Third Floor Window.
The project is being referred to as a factual-based horror film and will be one of the first flicks released under Stevens’ new banner Queensbury Pictures.
Yes, Stevens is leaving his Snowfort Pictures brand behind and striking out, along with Dark Sky Films’ Greg Newman and Metrodome’s Giles Edwards, to launch an all-new film and TV genre production company. Queensbury Pictures will be supported by Dark Sky parent company MPI Media Group and will operate out of Los Angeles, Chicago, and London.
On top of Steve’s first film, the new company’s initial slate comprises a bunch of quaily horror tiles that all of us should be taking notice of right now. They include:
Demon, a reimagining of the Polish film of the same name, to be written and directed by Michael Thelin.
Broadcast Signal Intrusion, a conspiracy thriller based on an original screenplay from emerging Brit writers and to be directed by Jacob Gentry.
Red Cloud, a U.S. horror from writer-director Chris Sivertson and producer Michael Moran of MarVista Entertainment.
Gas & Ammo, drawn from the extreme motorsport scene, this long-form series is written by Erik Bergquist.
A Slow Cooked Heart, Can Evrenol’s neo-Giallo short-form digital detective series set at a remote elite culinary school.
“In a changing marketplace, Queensbury is uniquely positioned to take stories from concept through development, financing, production, and release on whatever platform serves the story and the storyteller best,” Steven told Deadline. “We’re an integrated company capable of taking a film from inception to exhibition, all under one roof.”
Giles Edwards adds: “Bold filmmaking, world-class storytelling, truly unique projects that drive the conversation among audiences, buyers and festivals for the next decade – these will become the hallmarks of Queensbury Pictures.”
Greg Newman says: “Queensbury Pictures will function as a genuine invested production partner, and in-house production entity serving the content needs of our customers.”
For those who might not know Snowfort Pictures and Travis Stevens right off the bat, you’ll know his films which include We Are Still Here, Starry Eyes, Cheap Thrills, Big Ass Spider!, The Aggression Scale, Mohawk, 68 Kill, and A Horrible Way to Die.
See? That’s one HELL of an impressive resume.
I don’t know about you but the news that Snowfort Pictures and Dark Sky Films are (basically) merging is HUGE news to the horror community. This new label is sure to become the top name in horror within the next five years. Mark my words.
Watch out, Blumhouse…