More Fantasia Frontières projects from Larry Fessenden, etc.


Following up the first exciting slate of genre films announced here for its Frontières International Co-Production Market, the team behind Montreal’s Fantasia festival has revealed another dozen movies for its Off-Frontières lineup, including titles from some of the indie world’s biggest talents as well as exciting newcomers.

These projects will be unveiled during the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous, which involves producers, sales agents, distributors and other film and TV folk from all over the world, and takes place July 25-28 at the festival:

CANUXPLOITATION (U.S.), documentary directed by Josh Johnson (REWIND THIS!)

DEAD MAX (Quebec), directed by Patrick Boivin (BUNKER), written by Randall Lobb, produced by Stéphane Tanguay and Productions Kinesis

EMERALD FALLS (Quebec), directed by Boris Rodriguez (EDDIE THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL), written by Phil M. Rosenberg

JUMBO (France), written and directed by Zoé Wittock, produced by Anaïs Bertrand and Insolence Productions

RÉCLUSION (France), directed by Franck Richard (THE PACK), written by Richard and Florent Silieri, produced by Fares Ladjimi and Mille et Une Productions

SHE WHO MUST BURN (Canada), written and directed by Larry Kent (THE BITTER ASH), produced by Andrew Dunbar and White Buffalo Films

SPAWNING GROUND (Canada), directed by Michael Peterson, written by Kevin Cockle and Peterson, produced by Brendan Hunter (LLOYD THE CONQUEROR), Brenda Lieberman and Fresh Dog Productions

SUBCULTURES (U.S.), written, directed and produced by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen (DARK FEED, scripters of THE WARD)

THE CAR (Canada), written, directed and produced by Sean McConville (DEADLINE) with Frenzy Films

THE DARKNESS (Mexico), directed by Daniel Castro Zimbrón (TÁU), written by Zimbrón, David Pablos and Denis Languérand, produced by Pablo Zimbrón Alva and Varios Lobos, executive-produced by Jorge Michel Grau (WE ARE WHAT WE ARE), Mayra Espinosa Castro and Velarium Arts

THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (U.S.), written and directed by Ryan Spindell, produced by Larry Fessenden, Brent Kunkle and Glass Eye Pix (STAKE LAND, THE INNKEEPERS, etc.)

UNKNOWN DELIVERY (Quebec), written, directed and produced by Maurice Devereaux (END OF THE LINE) with Les Productions Maurice Devereaux

Fantasia runs July 18-August 6; find out more at the fest’s official website.

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