MPI Media Group and its Stitches producing partner Fantastic Films from Ireland have struck a three-film deal to make and distribute genre films.

The two-year pact kicks off with principal photography at the end of the year on The Cherry Tree.

David Keating will direct the project and previously shot Wake Wood, which the partners released in the US through MPI’s wholly owned subsidiary Dark Sky Films.

MPI Media Group evp Greg Newman negotiated the deal with Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell of Fantastic Films, which co-produced Martin McDonagh’s 2006 best short film Oscar winner Six Shooter.

“Fantastic films have amazing taste and a great understanding of genre filmmaking and we look forward to our collaboration with them,” MPI’s Greg Newman said. “Together, we make an incredibly strong development and production team, and are very likeminded about the type of films and filmmakers we intend to work with. There are several amazing projects on the horizon and we look forward to jumping in immediately.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the success MPI has had with our films and we expect the winning streak to continue,” McDonnell added.