Montreal

The now bi-annual Frontières International Co-Production Market, a weekend of events dedicated to the co-production and financing of genre films between North America and Europe has announced its Full lineup. In addition to previously announced projects from Henry’s John McNaughton, A Serbian Film’s Srdjan Spasojevic and Turbo Kid’s RKSS Films, comes The Designer, from Graham Reznick; Duel doc The Devil on Wheels; a feature adaptation of Gigi Saul Guerrero’s El Gigante short and more.

The Montreal Edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market, coinciding with the lauded, annual Fantasia International Film Festival gets underway July 23-26.

Each edition of the market is a valuable destination for filmmakers, one that values the genre and its potential. I was privileged to attend and observe the Frontières International Co-Production Market at both its Brussels and Montreal editions in 2014. The former marked the first time the Market hit Brussels and what I saw was an inspiring few days, with dedicated directors, producers, distributors and more looking to usher exciting new genre film into the world. I’ve also heard feedback since from directors whose projects were selected that their time at Frontières was invaluable.

Keep an eye on the projects, below, which may very well turn into very neat films down the line and if you’re a filmmaker, it’s worth submitting to editions of Frontières or Fantastic Fest’s Fantastic Market in the future.

Find the full details on Montreal’s Frontières, below. For much more, visit the official site.

Frontiè[email protected] 2015: Second Wave

12 FRAMES / SECOND  (Québec)

Director/Writer: Martin Laroche

Producer: Yanick Létourneau (Peripheria Productions)

THE BEAUTIFUL (USA)

Director/Writer: Todd E. Freeman

Producers: Jason Freeman, Todd E. Freeman, Lara Cuddy (Polluted Pictures)

BUTCHER SHOP (USA)

Directors / Writers: Cezil Reed & Lydelle Jackson

Producer: Michelle Miller (BAPart Films)

COUNTRY HOUSE (Spain)

Director / Writer: Fernando Ronchese

Producer: Angel Sala (Level 5 Consulting SL / La Fiera Group Production SL)

THE DESIGNER (USA)

Director/Writer: Graham Reznick

Producers: Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Graham Reznick (Glass Eye Pix)

THE DEVIL ON WHEELS (Spain / UK)

Director/Writer: Enric Folch

Producers: Enric Folch, Roger Allen, Orio Marcos (The Devil on Wheels Productions LTD / SETMÀGIC Audiovisual)

THE DREAMLANDS (Germany)

Director / Writer: Huan Vu

Producers: Jan Roth, Huan Vu (Sphärentor UG)

EL GIGANTE (Canada)

Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Writers: Shane McKenzie / Co-Written by Luke Bramley, Gigi Saul Guerrero

Producer: Raynor Shima (LuchaGore Productions)

THE EXISTENCE OF LIBERTY WHITE (UK)

Director: Nick Parish

Writer: Gwilym Davies

Producer: Zack Winfield (Milkwood Film Productions)

FRAY (Finland)

Director:  Mikko Lopponen

Writers:  Mikko Lopponen, Ramin Sohrab, Kevin Frazier

Producers:  Ramin Sohrab, Sonja Farling, Kevin Frazier (Sonram Productions)

LEAGUE OF MONSTER SLAYERS (Canada)

Writers: Leonard Farlinger & Aaron Woodley

Producers: Jennifer Jonas & Shannon Fewster (New Real Films)

NEVER TEAR US APART  (Québec)

Director / Writer: Sid Zanforlin

Producers: Patricia Gomez Zlatar, Chris Bavota (Head on the Door Productions)

PILL #1618 (Lithuania / Italy)

Director: Domante Urmonaite

Writers: Domante Urmonaite / Story by Martynas Mendelis, Domante Urmonaite

Producers: Stasys Baltakis (Baltic Productions / Film Jam), Chiara Barbo (Pilgrim Film)

Frontiè[email protected] 2015: First Wave Projects

3 1/2 (USA – India)

Director: Sooni Taraporevala

Writer: Sooni Taraporevala

Producer: Michael Roiff (Night & Day Pictures)

Executive Producer: Ritesh Batra

CARNY KILL (USA)

Director: John McNaughton

Writer: John McNaughton & Ted Mann (Screenplay) / Robert Edmond Alter (Novel)

Producer: Steven A. Jones

ELORA (Québec)

Directors: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell (RKSS FILMS)

Writers: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell

Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (EMAfilms Inc.)

KILL MODE (Netherlands)

Director: Thijs Meuwese

Co-Director: Colinda Bongers

Writer: Thijs Meuwese

Producers: Colinda Bongers & Thijs Meuwese

‘LUDE BEHAVIOR (Québec)

Director: Renaud Gauthier

Writer: Renaud Gauthier & Mary Elizabeth Hickey

Producer: Mathieu Gauthier (GoBROS Pictures)

SINGER (Canada)

Director: Seth Smith

Writer: Darcy Spidle, Seth Smith

Producer: Rob Cotterill (Yer Dead Productions)

SYNCRETIZE (USA / Canada / Haiti)

Director: Matt Swinsky

Writer: Bryan Strickland

Producers: Katarina Gligorijevic, Tim Reis, Matt Swinsky (Ultra 8 Pictures & Vrille Film)

Executive Producer: Colin Geddes (Ultra 8 Pictures)

WHEREOUT (Serbia)

Director: Srdjan Spasojevic

Writers: Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic