Frontières@Fantasia 2017: Buyers Showcase

After a highly successful Frontières Platform at the March Cannes, the Frontières International Co-Production Market returns to Fantasia for its ninth edition, which will take place July 20-23.

Frontières connects North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Following the announcement of its main line-up of 20 projects, and the new Directed by Women pitch session for early-development female-driven projects from Canada, Frontières is pleased to announce this year’s Buyers Showcase, featuring multiple past Frontières projects currently in post-production, or recently completed. This year’s panels include a focus on Eurimages, and the Nordic Genre Boost, an initiative of the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Buyers Showcase highlights include first looks at BASKIN director Can Evrenol’s HOUSEWIFE and LET US PREY director Brian O’Malley’s THE LODGERS. These projects join a line-up of previously announced titles including projects from George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD), and producer Taylor Hackford (RAY, THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE).

 

Frontières@Fantasia 2017: Buyers Showcase

 

HOUSEWIFE (Turkey)
Director: Can Evrenol
Writers: Can Evrenol & Cem Özüduru
Producers: Metin Anter (Chantier Film), Mehpare Evrenol & Müge Büyüktalaş (MO Film), Erhan Özoğul (Anka Film)

 

KNUCKLEBALL (Canada)
Director: Mike Peterson
Writers: Kevin Cockle & Mike Peterson
Producers: Laurie Venning Julian Black Antelope, Michael Peterson (775 Media Corp), Bob Portal & James Norrie (AMP International)

 

THE LODGERS (Ireland)
Director: Brian O’Malley
Writer: David Turpin
Producers: Julianne Forde, Ruth Treacy (Tailored Films), Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson (Epic Pictures)
Sales Agent: Epic Pictures

 

TRENCH 11 (Canada)
Director: Leo Scherman
Writers: Leo Scherman & Matt Booi      Producers: Tyler Levine (Carousel Pictures), Phyllis Laing, Isaac Clements (Buffalo Gal Pictures), Martin Katz (Prospero Pictures)
Sales Agent: Raven Banner Entertainment

 

UNTOLD HORROR (Canada)
Directors: Bob Barrett
Writers: Dave Alexander, Mark Pollesel Producer: Kevin Burke

 

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: Telefilm Canada, the Netherlands Film Fund, Wallimage, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and SODEC.