FANTASIA FEST ANNOUNCES 12 FILMS FOR FRONTIERES; INCLUDES NEW FILMS FROM DANTE, RICHARD STANLEY

The Fantasia International Film Festival’s Frontières International Co-Production Market is stepping up for round 2. For my money, Fantasia Fest is hands down the most influential genre festival in the world (though there are others that have made a good run at the title and may take the crown one day) and the success of the fest has allowed side projects like Frontières to exist. This is essentially an attempt to connect the North America and Europe genre markets. The event will take place between Fantasia and the Fantastic Film Festival in Brussels. 12 projects will be screened at the market and the films are directed by icons like Joe Dante, newcomers like Michael Kinirons, and bobcat goldthwaits like Bobcat Goldthwait (it has become increasingly difficult to place him in a particular category so I just created one for him to own).  Dig the goods!

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 Wierzchos?awski (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 (UK)
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

 

OKTOBERFLESH (Germany / USA)
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)

 

Follow the latest updates on the fest here. 

 

LOCKED AND LOADED, 

MR. SIX

 

source: fantasia

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