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International thrillers and chillers are coming to Fantasia’s Frontières Market

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Fantasia International Film Festival, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal is hosting the 11th Frontières International Co-Production Market, showcasing a slew of genre features in the works. Read on for the full lineup!

The 20 projects listed below, all in advanced development and seeking backing, will be presented during Frontières, which takes place July 18-21. Previous films that got their start at Frontières markets in Montreal and Europe include Julia Ducournau’s RAW, Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER, François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell’s TURBO KID, Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s RADIUS and several forthcoming films, like Lorcan Finnegan’s VIVARIUM and Jovanka Vuckovic’s RIOT GIRLS. This year’s slate is as follows:

ALL THE SMALL BODIES (U.S.)
Director/Writer: Jennifer Reeder
Producer: Laura Heberton

THE CONVENIENCE STORE (Japan/U.S./Italy)
Director: Satoshi Miki
Writers: Mark Schilling & Shuichi Ozawa
Producers: ARTicle Films & Tucker Film

DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY (U.S.)
Director: Hunter Adams
Writers: Hunter Adams, Gregorio Parker
Producer: Kyle Stroud

DISRUPTIVE SERVANT (UAE/UK/Sweden)
Director/Writer: Amal Al-Agroobi
Producers: Magnus Paulsson (Solid Entertainment), Amal Al-Agroobi (Al-Agroobi Films)

DOUBLE BLIND (Ireland)
Director: Ian Hunt Duffy
Writer: Darach McGarrigle
Producer: Simon Doyle (Failsafe Films)

ECHOES (U.S.)
Director: J. Casey Modderno
Writers: J. Casey Modderno & Myles Hawthorne
Producers: Thomas R. Burke, Leal Naim (Love & Death Productions)

EXTRACTION (Netherlands)
Director/Writer: Martijn Smits
Producers: Paul Ruven (Talent United), Martijn Smits
Co-presented by the Imagine Film Festival

FOOD (France)
Director/Writer: Mathieu Mégemont
Producers: Anaïs Bertrand & Pascaline Saillant (Insolence Productions)

THE FUTURE EVE (L’ÈVE FUTURE) (Canada—Quebec)
Director: Olivier Asselin
Writers: Olivier Asselin & Lucille Fluet
Producer: Christine Falco (Films Camera Oscura)

GISELLE (U.S.)
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Writer: Rebecca Robinson
Producers: Michael Melamedoff (Cowboy Bear Ninja), Michael Roiff (Night And Day Pictures)

IT’S RAINING (PIOVE) (Italy/Belgium/Uruguay)
Director: Gustavo Hernandez
Writers: Jacopo Del Giudice, Gustavo Hernandez
Producers: Marina Marzotto & Mattia Oddone (Propaganda Italia), Annick Mahnert (Screen Division), Jean-Yves Roubin & Joseph Rouschop (GapBusters), Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich (Mother Superior Films)

L.O.L.A (Ireland)
Director/Writer: Andrew Legge
Producers: Alan Maher, John Wallace (Cowtown Pictures)

MY ANIMAL (Canada—Quebec)
Director: Jacqueline Castel
Writer: Jae Matthews
Producers: Aonan Yang (Greenground Production), Michael Solomon (Band With Pictures)

POLARIS (Canada—Northwest Territories)
Director/Writer: Kirsten Carthew
Producer: Max Fraser (Hootalinqua Productions)

THE RETREAT (Canada—Ontario)
Director: Pat Mills
Writer: Alyson Richards
Producer: Alyson Richards (Alyson Richards Productions)

RULES FOR WEREWOLVES (Canada—Ontario)
Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Writer: Kirk Lynn
Producer: Peter Harvey (Peter Harvey Productions Inc.)

THE TRIALS OF ALIEN LIFE (L’ÉPREUVE DE LA VIE EXTRA-TERRESTRE) (Canada—Quebec)
Director/Writer: Ian Lagarde
Producers: Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew (Colonelle Films)

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (WARCHE) (Lebanon)
Director: Nadim Tabet
Writers: Nadim Tabet and Antoine Waked
Producers: Georges Schoucair, Myriam Sassine (Abbout Productions)

WE CAME FROM THE SEA (Canada—British Columbia)
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Writer): Ryan Bright
Producers: Raynor Shima (Luchagore Productions), Broken Mirror Films

THE WRETCHED (Netherlands)
Director: Ruben Broekhuis
Writers: Chris W. Mitchell, Ruben Broekhuis & Monique van Kessel
Producers: Monique van Kessel, Pamela Berhitoe (Pit Film)

Fantasia takes place July 11-August 1; see its official website here, and for more info on Frontières, click here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.