LA-based The Little Film Company has launched the genre label Accelerator and will be talking up a number of titles in Cannes.

Heading Robbie Little’s roster are the Australian thriller The Clinic that screens in the market and comes from first-time feature director James Rabbits.

Andy Whitfield stars in the story of a woman who awakens in an isolated clinic to discover her child has been abducted.

The line-up includes 3D horror tale The Ushers, based on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Fall Of The House Of Usher about a haunted house.

The project is in pre-production and Stephen Kay will direct the contemporary version in Canada.

“We needed something that would help explain the breadth of product we have,” Little said. “Buyers appreciate it when you help them search for titles.”

Little’s Cannes slate includes The Eye Of The Storm and Street Kids United, neither of which is on the Accelerator label.

Fred Schepisi has commenced principal photography in Australia on The Eye Of The Storm, which stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis and is based on Patrick White’s novel about a fractious family drawn together when the matriarch suffers stroke.

Street Kids United is a documentary that will shoot in South Africa and covers a mini-World Cup that takes place before the main event in June and involves homeless children from around the world.

Family title Spud with John Cleese is currently shooting in South Africa.