Gary Hamilton's Arclight Films, Vancouver-based Escape Factory and Infinity Features will produce the supernatural thriller Altitude.

Short film-maker Kaare Andrews will direct the story of a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends who battle a malevolent force when their plane malfunctions. Paul A Birkett wrote the screenplay.

Principal photography is set to commence this winter in Vancouver. Arclight's genre label Darclight is handling international sales and has introduced the project to buyers in Toronto.

Escape Factory's Ian Birkett will produce with Rob Merilees of Infinity Features. Arclight's Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy are executive producers.

Arclight Films is in development on several projects including the Top Cow comic book adaptation Witchblade with Platinum Studios and Stan Winston's Speed Demon.

Andrews is represented by Carmen Bonnici of Pacific Artists Management with legal representation by Harris M Miller II.