New films from “FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY,” “HE NEVER DIED” directors et al. at Fantasia’s Frontières


An array of exciting horror projects will be presented during the Frontières section of this year’s Fantasia film festival in Montreal. Read on to find out about the first round of movies and moviemakers involved.

Fantasia takes place July 14-August 2, and Frontières is being held July 21-24. The International Co-Production Market, established to bring together North American and European creatives and financing/distribution people, is highlighted by a series of live pitch sessions in which directors and producers present their projects. The first wave to be announced, including the first TV series ever to be part of the event, are:

Director/writer: Julien Knafo
Producer: Barbara Shrier (Palomar)

DARIUS (Canada)
Director/writer: Alexandre Franchi (THE WILD HUNT)
Producers: Ménaic Raoul, Alexandre Franchi, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette (Voyelles Films/Les Films de la Mancha)

HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN (United Kingdom; TV series)
Directors: Various TBA
Writers: Sean Hogan (pilot episode), Kier-La Janisse (book)
Producers: Andy Starke (Rook Films), Kier-La Janisse

Directors: Yoav and Doron Paz (Paz Brothers, JERUZALEM)
Writers: Yoav and Doron Paz (Paz Brothers), Lauri Donahue
Producers: PAZ Films, Epic Pictures

THE PROFUNDIS (Netherlands)
Director: Richard Raaphorst (FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY)
Writers: Shane Berryhill, Richard Raaphorst
Producer: Richard Raaphorst
Winner: Imagine Film Festival Pitch Contest

Director: Yedidya Gorsetman
Writers: Mark Leidner, Yedidya Gorsetman
Producers: Josh Itzkowitz, Matthew Smaglik, Mark Leidner

SOULLESS (Ireland)
Director: Brian O’Malley (LET US PREY)
Writer: Tony Philpott
Producers: Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell (Fantastic Films)

Director/writer: Jason Krawczyk (HE NEVER DIED)
Producer: Zach Hagen (Alternate Ending Studios)

STRIGUNI (Croatia)
Director/writer: Aldo Tardozzi
Producers: Barbara Jukopila, Damir Ibrahimovic (Ziva produkcija)

UNTOLD HORROR (Canada; TV series)
Director: Bob Barrett
Writers: Mark Pollesel, Dave Alexander
Producers: Bob Barrett, Dave Alexander, Kevin Burke, Andrea Butler (Post No Joes Productions)

Industry registration for Frontières is currently open at the market’s official website; see Fantasia’s official site here.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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