Starring Joel Kinnaman, Tom Holland, Percy Hynes-White, and Rachelle LeFevre, “Backcountry,” marks the feature directorial debut of BAFTA winner Rob Connolly. The emotional psychological thriller wrapped production in March in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
“Kyle Mann wrote the script and will produce the movie, which is being co-produced by Michael Risley. Executive producers are Jeff Sackman and Jonathan Bronfman.
Kinnaman plays Elliot Baker, who seizes the chance to develop a better relationship with his sons when his ex-wife Karen (LeFevre) and her new husband take a vacation and leave the boys with him. What starts as a bonding opportunity turns into a nightmarish adventure when they get stranded in a deserted cabin near the lake as night falls and a snowstorm rages. Bradley (Holland) and Caleb (Hynes-White) quickly learn more about their father and what they truly mean to him in this gripping tale of family and survival.
“I think the characterization of the single father is given a new dimension in this film,” said Mann. “We’re shooting in the wilderness; we’re in snow country which already brings a level of authenticity to the story. And I’m confident that with Rob Connolly, who is such an exciting new talent, directing our amazing cast, the nuances of these complex relationships will come to light.”
“Backcountry” is produced by Drive Productions in association with JoBro Productions and Tajj Media which holds worldwide distribution rights. ”
Quoted article written by Jeff Sneider, March 10, 2015
Shock Till You Drop’s Ryan Turek recently offered a sneak peak at some production stills from Teen Lust:
Cary Elwes (Saw) and True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten star in a horror-comedy which landed on our radar today entitled “Teen Lust”… Now, this one has an interesting background. It was co-written by Jason Stone. He directed the short film “Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse” which was turned into the feature-length hit from last year “This is the End”.
Read more here.
The Canadian giant has taken English-speaking territories to Blaine Thurier’s upcoming comedyTeen Lust.
Production is set to commence in mid-August in Canada. eOne will release in the Us, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and South Africa. Jeff Sackman’s Tajj Media handles international sales.
Teen Lust centres on an awkward high school student who must lose his virginity before being a local religious cult sacrifices him. Cary Elwes, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Jesse Carere, Daryl Sabara and Annie Clark star.
Thurier co-wrote the screenplay with Jason Stone. Kyle Mann produces through his Independent Edge Films while Tajj Media’s Sackman and Farpoint Films’ Kyle Bornais serve as executive producers alongside Scott Leary.
President of eOne Films North America David Reckziegel negotiated the deal.
Two new articles about The New Girl were recently published in the Times Colonist. Read them here and here or below.
An article on the latest Independent Edge production in Victoria News. Read it here or below.
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
An article in the Time Colonist on The New Girl, which begins shooting in Victoria later this month. Read it here or below.
Wrecked recently had its North American premier at the 10th Annual Whistler Film Festival back in December. At the festival, Wrecked’s director Michael Grenspan sat down with The Georgia Straight’s Craig Takeuchi to discuss the film and working with Adrien Brody. Read the interview here
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