FRONTIÈRES AT FANTASIA 2017 ANNOUNCES A SECOND WAVE OF PROJECTS

Industry Registration for Frontières is now open (Market guide listing deadline: June 23).

Frontières connects 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 includes a new initiative focused on female-driven early development projects, the Directed by Women Pitch & Networking Session. This new event will feature 7 Canadian projects pitched by up-and-coming female writer-directors, and is presented in collaboration with Telefilm Canada & Women in Film + Television Vancouver.

Following the announcement of a first wave of projects in the official line-up, Frontières is pleased to announce an additional 10 projects from a strong cross-section of experienced and emerging directors and producers from across North America and Europe. This selection includes new projects from producers Taylor Hackford (RAY, THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE), Mike Macari (THE RING), Mark Lwoff (CONCRETE NIGHT), Alix Taylor (IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, MANIAC), director Yves Simoneau (DANS LE VENTRE DU DRAGON) and producers Adam Hendricks, John Lang & Greg Gilreath (LUCKY). 

These projects join a line-up of previously announced titles from the legendary George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD), director/writer Blaine Thurier (LOW SELF-ESTEEM GIRL, indie rock’s THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS), producers Titus Kreyenberg (I AM NOT A WITCH), Caroline Piras (AUX YEUX DES VIVANTS - AMONG THE LIVING), the team behind I SELL THE DEAD and the live radio drama TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid with writer Clay McLeod Chapman (THE BOY); and the team behind LFO & ROBIN, director Antonio Tublén and producer Alexandre Brondsted.

Frontières@Fantasia 2017:  Official Line-up Second Wave of Projects

BITTER (Canada/USA)
Director: Craig Goodwill
Writer: Stephen Susco
Producers: Taylor Hackford, Mike Macari, Craig Goodwill

BLACK BATS (USA)
Director/Writer: Rick Spears
Producers: Adam Hendricks, John Lang, Greg Gilreath (Divide/Conquer)

THE CLEANER (Netherlands)
Director/Writer: Jan van Gorkum
Producers: Jan Doense, Herman Slagter (House of Netherhorror)
Co-Presented with the Imagine Film Festival

THE HOME (USA)
Director: L. Gustavo Cooper
Writer: Peter Cillela
Producer: Alix Taylor

LOVE, SEX & KILLING (UK)
Director: Henry Scriven
Writer: Raymond Friel
Producers: Sara Huxley, April Kelley (Mini Productions), Colin Day (Rickshaw Entertainment), Eddie Dick (Makar Productions)

LE MEILLEUR DES DEUX MONDES (Canada)
Director: Yves Simoneau
Writer: Pierre Revelin
Producer: Yves Simoneau

MEMORY OF WATER (Finland)
Director: Saara Saarela
Writer: Ilja Rautsi
Producers: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff (Bufo)

POCHINOK  (Spain)
Director/Writer: Daniel M. Caneiro
Producers: Pedro Palacios, Luis Ferrón (LaCima Producciones)

THE SAVIOURS (UK)
Director: Rosie Toner
Writers: Rosie Toner & Jonathan Barraclough
Producer: Kathy Speirs (Up Helly AA LTD)

VFC  (Canada)
Director/Writer: C.S. Roy
Producer: Stéphanie Morissette, C.S. Roy (La Maison de prod)

Directed by Women: Pitch & Networking Session
Presented by Telefilm Canada & Women in Film + Television Vancouver

THE LOT
Director/Writer: Mariel Scammell

MARRIED TO MURDER
Writer: Samantha Loney

SLAXXX
Director: Elza Kephart
Writers: Patricia Gomez Zlatar & Elza Kephart
Producers: Patricia Gomez Zlatar (Head on the Door Productions) & Elza Kephart (Midnight Kingdom Films)

STRANGE THINGS DONE
Writer: Elle Wild (based on her novel)

SWITCHBACK
Director/Writer: Melanie Jones

TRICKS
Director/Writer: Gada Jane
Producers: John Orpheus, Atlin Mitchell (Velvet Icons Productions)

WATER FROM STONES
Writer: Bridget Canning
 


FRONTIÈRES is organised by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in partnership with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, and is co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union. Frontières 2017 is made possible thanks to our major partners: the Netherlands Film Fund, Wallimage, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.For more information, please visit frontieresmarket.com