FilmHaven Entertainment and Borderline Films wrapped five weeks of shooting in Paris last week on Antonio Campos’ second feature, Simon Killer.
The film shot entirely in Paris, at locations including The Louvre, The Musee d’Orsay, Charles de Gaulle International Airport, and the Gare du Nord.
Simon Killer was fully financed by FilmHaven, and produced by Josh Mond and Sean Durkin of Borderline Films with FilmHaven’s Matt Palmieri.
The project stars Brady Corbet and Mati Diop, in the story of a young New Yorker who goes to France after a bad breakup, where he quickly falls for an exotic woman and finds himself drawn into the dark underbelly of Paris.
Campos previously directed short Buy It Now, which won the Cinefondation prize at Cannes 2005, and Cannes Un Certain Regard selection Afterschool, a striking debut feature that was nominated for Gothams and Spirit Awards.
Borderlin and FilmHaven also worked on Martha Marcy May Marlene, which will be in competition at Sundance. (Chris Maybach and Patrick Cunningham of Cunningham & Maybach Films also produced.)
Up next for the companies is Campos’ Momma, which will shoot next autumn and will again be produced by Mond, Durkin and Palmieri.
DoubleHope’s Ted Hope is executive producer on all three pictures.