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Teen Lust — Black Carpet Gala at Calgary International Film Festival

Once again congratulations to Teen Lust Once for being selected for the Black Carpet Gala Series at the 2014 Calgary International Film Festival!

“When Neil realizes that his parents are planning on offering him to their Satanic cult as a virgin sacrifice, he embarks on a race against time to lose his v-card.

Everyone knows that high school sucks. A perfect minefield of bullies, cliques, acne and homework can rattle even the most self-assured of teenagers, and Neil (Jesse Carere, Skins), is definitely nowhere near that description. Neil’s home life isn’t so great either. After all, his parents are too busy with pals John (Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride) and Mary (Kristin Bauer van Straten, True Blood) from their Satanic cult to pay him much mind. When he learns they intend to offer him as a virgin sacrifice, Neil and his best friend (Daryl Sabara, Spy Kids, Weeds) embark on a race against time to lose Neil’s v-card. Brought to you in part by Jason Stone (co-writer of This Is The End), Teen Lust’s mash of teenage woe and devil-worshipping will have you cackling in delight.”

Show Time: September 25th, 7pm

At Global Cinema in Calgary

After party: State and Main, 601 8th Ave SW.  Subject to capacity.

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[Deadline Hollywood Exclusive] Drive Productions

Toronto is a good place to launch movies, and also to hatch companies aiming to become players in the indie space. Capote producer Kyle Mannand Revolution #9 producer and high net worth entrepreneur Michael Risley have done the latter. They’ve formed Drive Productions, a development, production, and financing company that comes to the festival after raising $2 million to buy scripts and books to develop into genre fare. The company is based in L.A. and Vancouver, and they are on the ground here looking to make things happen.

“The quality of the script is paramount, however there has been a dangerous decline in development financing for projects with unforeseen potential,” Mann said. “Drive is looking to invest in innovative pitches, books, and scripts and is seeking to build relationships with distributors and talent agencies in order to help fill the development shortfall in the marketplace.”

The company has so far set up the college campus comedy The Arrangement, the darkly comic TV series Blackcomb, the thriller Beyond The Stars and a WWII thriller called Undaunted. Also in development are the psychological thrillers Backcountryand The Estate. Mann comes to the venture having produced films that includeWrecked and Kill For Me. He has Teen Lust premiering at the festival. Risley also has been a partner in Fuel Industries, a Digital Youth Agency that builds and maintains audiences for brands that include McDonald’s Europe, Nokia, and Mattel.

By Mike Fleming Jr

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Teen Lust’s World Premiere at TIFF!

Independent Edge’s teen comedy Teen Lust will welcome its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Blaine Thuier, Produced by Kyle Mann, Teen Lust is the official selection for the Contemporary World Cinema category.

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Variety magazine

Three set for Independent Edge thriller

An article in Variety on the latest Independent Edge production.

Katie Cassidy, Tracy Spiridakos and Donal Logue are toplining an untitled thriller from Independent Edge Films, with Michael Greenspan directing and Kyle Mann producing.

Pic, written by Christian Forte, Christopher Dodd and Greenspan, centers on two female college roommates whose lives take an unexpected dark and deadly detour. Filming has started in Victoria, British Columbia.

Mann and Greenspan teamed on “Wrecked.”

Cassidy appeared in “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Monte Carlo” and Spiridakos was in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

Greenspan and Dodd are repped by Alex Lerner at Kaplan/Perrone and Original Artists. Forte is repped by Bryan Brucks, who’s also exec producing.

Words: Dave McNary

Wrecked acquired by IFC Midnight

ifc logo 21 Wrecked acquired by IFC Midnight

IFC Midnight (The Human Centipede and Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist) has acquired the US distribution right to to Wrecked.

“Wrecked is the perfect film for IFC Midnight and its audience,” said IFC Films’ President of Entertainment Jonathan Sehring in a press release. “Adrien Brody gives an incredibly intense performance here and Michael Greenspan is a remarkable new talent.”

Read all about it in Variety