The partners will make films that Fessenden described as 'little bit pulpy, a little bit high-brow' and kick off with the psychological horror story There's No Place Like Home from JT Petty, whose genre title The Burrowers also premiered at Toronto.
Beyond that production will commence on James Felix McKenny's creature-feature Hypothermia. Fessenden, who directed The Last Winter starring Ron Perlman, will contribute a film.
'My producing partners Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle and all of us at Glass Eye Pix are very excited to able to continue our mission of making auteur-driven genre movies with this collaboration with Dark Sky films,' Fessenden said.
Dark Sky's key team comprises Greg Newman, Marie-Therese Guirgis and senior producer Derek Curl. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MPI Media Group.