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Ben Wheatley, Denis Côté

A total of 16 projects have been selected to take part in the Frontières Platform at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film, with the second edition of the genre event set to run from May 12-13.

The Frontières Proof Of Concept Presentation on May 12 will include 10 projects in advanced financing stages, presenting completed teaser trailers to prospective partners. Among the 10 are Whitaker directed by Casey Walker, with the Rook Films team of Andy Starke, Pete Tombs and Ben Wheatley producing. It was previously one of the 13 projects in the Frontières Finance and Packaging Forum in Amsterdam earlier this year.

Six features in post-production or recently completed will present in the Frontières Buyers Showcase on May 13, with producers screening footage for buyers, sales agents and festival programmers. Titles in this section include Ghost Town Anthology, a winter-set fantasy drama directed by Denis Côté (Bestiaire), inspired by author Laurence Olivier’s 2015 novel.

Frontières has also unveiled the Avanpost Digital Cube Post-Production prize, which will be presented to one project from this year’s Finance and Packaging Forum with an award of $150,000 of in kind post-production services through Romanian company Digital Cube.

Now in its second year, the Frontières Platform is a co-presentation between Fantasia International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film. It is co-funded by Creative Europe, with the support of Wallimage, Cinema Chile and Telefilm Canada.

Full list of projects

Buyers Showcase

  • G. PATRICK CONDON’S INCREDIBLE VIOLENCE (Can)
    Director: Patrick Condon
    Producers: Patrick Condon, Ian Vatcher, Walter Lawlor (The Hunting Party)
  • GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY (RÉPERTOIRE DES VILLES DISPARUES) (Can)
    Director: Denis Côté
    Producer: Ziad Touma (Couzin Films)
  • HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS (CASA DE SUDOR Y LÀGRIMAS) (Spa)
    Director: Sonia Escolano
    Producers: Sonia Escolano, Francisco Javier González (Sudo y lágrimas Films)
    Sales Agent: TriCoast Worldwide
  • LADYWORLD (USA)
    Director: Amanda Kramer
    Producers: Thomas Burke & Leal Naim (Love and Death Productions), Jamie Dolan, Amanda Kramer & Jesy Odio (Looks Alone)
  • RIOT GIRLS (Can)
    Director: Jovanka Vuckovic
    Producer: Laurent Grant (Clique Pictures)
    Sales Agent: Alliance Media Partners (Worldwide), XYZ Films (USA)
  • ZOO (Den/Swe)
    Director: Antonio Tublen
    Producer: Alexander Brondsted (PingPong Film)
    Sales Agent: Seville International

Proof Of Concept Representation

  • THE BALLAD OF AUDREY EARNSHAW (Can/Ire)
    Director/Writer: Thomas Robert Lee
    Producers: Gianna Isabella (Gate 67), Thomas Robert Lee, Marie-Claude Poulin (Executive Producer, MCP Productions), Patrick Ewald (executive producer, Epic Pictures), Shaked Berenson (executive producer, Epic Pictures).
  • CENSOR (UK)
    Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
    Writers: Prano Bailey-Bond & Anthony Fletcher
    Producer: Helen Jones (Silver Salt Films), Kim Newman
  • GIRL WITHOUT A MOUTH (Tur)
    Director/Writer: Can Evrenol
    Producer: MO Film - Müge Büyüktalaş
  • JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY (Spa/Est/Eth)
    Director/Writer: Miguel Llansó
    Producers: Sergio Uguet de Resayre (Lanzadera Films), Alasti Kino
  • THE MONSTER WITHIN (Chile/Den)
    Director: Rodrigo Susarte
    Writer: Valeria Hofmann
    Producers: Florencia Larrea & Gregorio González (Forastero), Lene Borglum (Space Rocket Nation)
  • THE PAPER TIGERS (USA)
    Director/Writer: Tran Quoc Bao
    Producers: Michael Velasquez, Al’n Duong, Yuji Okumoto, Dan Gildark (Beimo Films LLC)
  • REUNION (USA/Ger)
    Director: Norbert Keil
    Writers: Richard Stanley & Norbert Keil
    Producers: Gudrun Giddings (G4C Innovation), Sam Sarkar, Daisy Hamilton, Norbert Keil (Wunderbar Film)
  • TIN & TINA (TIN Y TINA) (Spa)
    Director/Writer: Rubin Stein
    Producer: Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo (La Claqueta PC)
  • WHITAKER (Can/UK)
    Director: Casey Walker
    Writers: David Suridge & George Perry
    Producers: Andy Starke, Pete Tombs, Ben Wheatley (Executive Producer) (Rook Films), Casey Walker (Cave Painting Pictures), Jonathan Bronfman (JoBro Productions)
  • THE WINTER LAKE (Ire)
    Director: Phil Sheerin
    Writer: David Turpin
    Producers: Julianne Forde, Ruth Treacy (Tailored Films), Patrick Ewald (Executive Producer, Epic Pictures Group)

Read more: Cannes 2018: Screen’s guide to the Competition line-up