Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment and Chad Archibald’s Black Fawn Films have teamed up to produce eight genre features over the next two years.

Archibald will direct two of the films as will Cody Calahan, who directed Breakthrough sales title Antisocial. Breakthrough will handle worldwide distribution on the slate.

Calahan and Christopher Giroux will produce the entire slate while Breakthrough Entertainment partners Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan and Peter Williamson will serve as executive producers for the eight feature films. 

“We had such a great experience with Chad and Black Fawn on Antisocial (pictured) and The Drownsman that we are truly excited to be able to continue our relationship with the production of eight films over the next two years,” said Breakthrough partner Williamson. 

“Our eight-picture deal creates an exciting genre showcase for buyers worldwide and presents extraordinary opportunities for Canadian creative talent,” said Archibald. “We look forward to working with notable up and coming Canadian writers, directors and filmmakers as we embark on these projects.”

“Chad Archibald is among today’s most talented genre filmmakers and we are extremely pleased about creating what we believe will be an extraordinary horror franchise with him and Black Fawn Films,” said Breakthrough evp of feature films Tim Brown.

“Our collaboration has already generated two feature films that have attracted significant global attention and we are excited to keep the momentum going and growing.”