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First wave of international genre projects announced for Fantasia 2018’s Frontières market

Friday, May 11, 2018 | News


A wide range of genre features from all over the world will be vying for backing at the 2018 Frontières International Co-Production Market, part of the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal this summer. Read on for all the info!

Frontières, set up to link filmmakers with financiers, will have its 10th edition July 19-22 at Fantasia. The highlight is a pitch session in which producers and directors present their potential movies to an audience of industry professionals. “2018 has already proven to be an exceptional year for Frontières, with our Financing Forum and Platform in Cannes developing extremely well,” says executive director Lindsay Peters. “This year’s crop of projects are going to showcase some incredibly exciting new genre talent, with very strong female representation, showing that the future of genre is stronger than ever.”

The first 10 of those projects to be announced are:

Director/Writer: Nate Estabrooks
Producers: Michael Leclair and Nate Estabrooks (Space Tigers Inc)

BEDTIME (Spain-Basque)
Director: Robert San Sebastiàn
Writers: Guillermo Guerrero and Robert San Sebastiàn
Producer: Kevin Iglesias (Platanobolígrafo)

Director/Writer: Leah Johnston
Producers: Kristy Neville and Matt Code (Wildling Pictures), Leah Johnston (The World Beneath Productions)

INSIDE (U.S./Ireland)
Director: Elise Salomon
Writer: Screenplay by Elise Salomon, story by Elise Salomon and Sandra Murillo
Producers: Jay Thames (77 Films), Deirdre Levins, John McDonnell and Brendan McCarthy (Fantastic Films)

MEET JIMMY (Netherlands)
Director: David-Jan Bronsgeest
Writer/Producer: Tim Koomen
Presented in partnership with the Imagine Film Festival

Director/Writer: Laura Smith
Producer: Jenny Walker (FoR Films)

Director: Jill Gevargizian
Writer: Eric Stolze
Producers: Morgan Peter Brown and Joe Wicker (FallBack Plan Productions)

Director: Nyla Innuksuk
Writers: Nyla Innuksuk and Nate Wilson
Producers: Nyla Innuksuk (Mixtape VR), Daniel Bekerman (Scythia Films), Christopher Yurkovich (Stellar Citizens)

THERESA (Austria)
Director/Writer: Justin P. Lange
Producers: Danny Krausz and Florian Kruegel (DOR FILM Productions Ltd.)

Director/Writer: Pavlo Ostrikov
Producers: Vladimir Yatsenko and Aleksandra Kostina (LIMELITE)

The full lineup will be announced in early June; there will also be a Proof of Concept Presentation, work-in-progress screenings and more. For further info, head over to the market’s official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).