IM Global’s fast-rising Octane division is talking up its genre titles to international buyers here at the EFM.
Octane sales chief Catherine Quantschnigg’s slate is led by psychological thriller Isolation from Boogeyman director Stephen T Kay, which is financed by Matty Beckerman’s Natural Selection fund.
Eva Amurri plays a medical student who wakes up inside a hospital isolation unit after she is exposed to a mysterious disease. John Baca, Danny Sherman, David Greathouse, Josh Kesselman and Beckerman are the producers. Filming commenced late last month and WME Global is handling domestic rights.
Octane had already announced supernatural thriller Insidious, which stems from a sales relationship it struck with the Paranormal Activity creative team of Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider.
The company is also selling After Dark Originals, a slate of genre films from After Dark chief Courtney Solomon that has US distribution in place through Lionsgate.
Rounding out the slate are Brad Anderson’s recently wrapped thriller Vanishing On 7th Street starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo, and Tim Sullivan’s 2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams, which received its market premiere last week.