EXCLUSIVE: The six titles will be handled by VMI Worldwide.
Canadian producer Minds Eye Entertainment in association with US-based Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide has financed and greenlit a six-film production slate of sci-fi, action and thriller films.
Minds Eye Entertainment will distribute the films in North America and VMI Worldwide will handle international sales.
Minds Eye CEO Kevin Dewalt and Danielle Masters will produce the slate and Bridgegate CEO Guy Griffithe, VMI Worldwide president Andre Relis and Frank White will serve as executive producers.
The first production to go is sci-fi thriller The Recall based on a screenplay by Reggie Keyohara III and Sam Acton King. The story follows five friends on vacation at a remote lake house unaware that the planet is under attack from aliens.
Each film will be shot for the new Barco Escape three-screen, panoramic theatrical format and portions of each film will be shot in virtual reality.
“Minds Eye Entertainment’s strength has always been to deliver exceptional production value with a talented cast at managed costs,” said Dewalt. “It’s a natural progression for us to now finance and produce multiple pictures concurrently to manage budgets wisely without sacrificing first class crews and talented art departments across six films.
“I am delighted to partner with VMI led by Andre Relis and Bridgegate Pictures’ Guy Griffithe on this new venture.”
“We are honoured to start this collaboration with such a prolific, accomplished producer as Kevin Dewalt,” said Relis.
“We believe this partnership with Kevin, who has a proven track record working with respectable talent in a variety of commercial and independent films, will only strengthen VMI’s continued growth, while delivering attractive, talent-driven projects to the international marketplace. We are confident this partnership with Minds Eye Entertainment will bring great success to both companies.”
“We look forward to this exciting partnership,” said Griffithe. “The alliances we have formed will allow us to be at the forefront of some of the newest and greatest technology to give consumers a unique and captivating film experience.”
VMI Worldwide has acquired world sales on Jonathan Sheldon’s satirical feature Swing State and has introduced to Cannes buyers. The ensemble cast includes Taryn Manning, Billy Zane, Angela Kinsey and Sean Astin.