NonStop Entertainment has announced that it will have the first look for upcoming films on the slate of UK-based digital feature film studio Warp and will look to other joint ventures.
Warp X is allied to Warp Films, the company behind This Is England and Dead Man's Shoes by Shane Meadows and Chris Cunningham's Rubber Johnny. It is now entering its fourth year of production.
NonStop are already set to distribute Warp X thrillers Donkey Punch and Hush.
Ignas Scheynius, CEO at NonStop Entertainment commented,
'We have a very similar profile to Warp and through the years of working together, with titles such as This is England and Donkey Punch, it has become more and more natural to create a closer co operation.
'We find Warp X to be a very exciting new venture and are delighted to be a part of their future. It is also a big thing for NonStop Entertainment as we step into the producing field'.
Mark Herbert, Joint MD of Warp X praised previous collaboration with NonStop and spoke of possible production joint ventures:
' NonStop did such a great job on This is England, The box office results were fantastic and we worked closely with them throughout. I think both companies have a similar taste and vision for groundbreaking cinema and I can see the relationship moving into more joint ventures in production as well as distribution. In order for independent cinema to flourish we have to work with like minded, passionate people,' Herbert said.