The sales partnership between Celluloid Dreams and Los Angeles-based XYZ Films – who produced Toronto 2011 sensation The Raid – will introduce buyers in Canada to a range of new genre titles.
Stage Fright hails from Robert Lantos’ Serendipity Point Films and marks the feature directorial debut of Jerome Sable. The horror musical is set to begin shooting in September and will star Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver.
Sci-fi thriller These Final Hours from first-time Australian director Zak Hilditch follows a self-obsessed young man who makes his way to the party to end all parties on the last day on Earth. Production is set for October in Perth, Australia, with the support of Screen Australia.
Creeping Zero is a €7m European co-production from director Billy O’Brien set to begin shooting in Budapest on Oct 29. John Boyega from Attack The Block, Ashley Hinshaw, Eddie Marsan and Adam Deacon star in the sci-fi project.
Japanese-Indonesian serial killer thriller Killers from Indonesia’s Guerrilla Merah Productions and Gareth Evans’ Pt. Merantau Films and Japan’s Nikkatsu is being directed by The Mo Brothers and is currently in production.
Rounding out the slate is On The Job Training, a Filipino action thriller directed by Erik Matti that is set to commence principal photography on Oct 1.
XYZ Films is producing The Raid (pictured) sequel Berandal in January and pre-production is underway In Jakarta, Indonesia. The company is also producing the English-language version of The Raid for Sony’s Screen Gems and is in post on The Rambler and Frankenstein’s Army.
“We’re excited to be working with and supporting these talented filmmakers from around the world,” XYZ Films and Celluloid Nightmares partner Nate Bolotin said. “With filmmakers from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, the UK and Ireland honing their unique craft to smart genre and story, the marketplace and eventual audiences should keep their eyes peeled.”