Company working on documentary Hostage To The Devil.

Spygirl Pictures, a New York-based genre film and television company, is partnering with Belfast-based Causeway Pictures to launch Causeway NY, the US arm of the genre-focussed production company.

Causeway NY’s first project will be working on the US elements of Hostage To The Devil, a feature documentary about New York-based exorcist Father Malachi Martin, directed by Irish director Marty Stalker. Northern Ireland Screen supported the film’s development. The film is currently in production with US shooting scheduled to begin in May 2014.

Umbrella Entertainment will distribute Hostage To The Devil in Australia and New Zealand.

Chris Patterson, MD of Causeway Pictures, said: “Having a trans-Atlantic presence is vital to the ongoing development of our business strategy and we are elated to be teaming up with the talent at Spygirl Pictures to form Causeway NY.”

Spygirl founder Kathleen Green [pictured] added: “We’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with a company whose aesthetic is so closely aligned with ours, in a way that gives us all greater flexibility in how we create fun media.”

The two offices will work on a genre feature slate including horor action title Creedmore and apocalyptic love story Dinner Of The Dead.

Spygirl’s credits include horror anthology Erebus.