“Raven’s Hollow” is a mystery horror directed by Christopher Hatton and starring William Moseley has started production in Lativa. The film is produced by Canoe Film, Cinevilla Studios and 828 Media Capital with financing from Creativity Capital. It has been acquired by Shudder for U.S., UK, Australia and New Zealand. The film will launch in 2022.
Variety reports that “A Banquet” has been added to Toronto’s Discovery line-up for it’s North American Premiere.
Outlander star Sam Heughan’s new movie SAS: Red Notice has published the first trailer ahead of its release next month.
SAS: Red Notice is a Sky Original film based on the book of the same name by former SAS operator Andy McNab.
The movie is based around the character Tom Buckingham (Sam Heughan), a Special Forces operative who gets caught up in a train hijacking in the Channel Tunnel.
SAS: Red Notice is written and produced by Laurence Malkin and is directed by The Walking Dead’s Magnus Martens. The movie is set for release next month and will be available to watch on Sky Cinema – it will also be available on the streaming service NOW TV via the Sky Cinema Pass.
Creativity Capital has boarded Ruth Paxton’s directorial debut, the psychological horror A BANQUET. The feature is written by AFI alumnus Justin Bull and was shot on location in London during July and August 2020. HanWay Films has picked up worldwide sales rights and will introduce the film to buyers this fall.
A BANQUET stars Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil film series, High Rise), British rising stars Jessica Alexander (Get Even) and Ruby Stokes (Rocks, Una), and award-winning actress Linsday Duncan CBE (Made in Italy, Private Lives).
Producers on the picture are Leonora Darby, Mark Lane and James Harris for Tea Shop Productions (47 Meters Down, I Am Not A Serial Killer, Cockneys Vs Zombies), Nik Bower (Final Portrait, The Wedding Guest) for Riverstone Pictures and Laure Vaysse (Tell It to the Bees) for REP Productions 8 Ltd.
The film has been funded by Motion Picture Capital, Riverstone and Creativity Capital. Executive Producers are Deepak Nayar alongside Jeremy Baxter and Patrick Fischer and Richard Kondal.
Creativity Capital is delighted to announce that its very own ‘The Winter Lake’ will be premiering at Galway Film Fleadh on July 10th at 9 pm.
The cast is led by two ‘Screen Stars of Tomorrow’ for 2019; Emma Mackey (Sex Education, Eiffel, Death on the Nile), and Anson Boon (Blackbird, 1917). They are joined by Irish stars Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Halo) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones, Chernobyl).
The Winter Lake is an official Irish / Canadian co-production between Tailored Films and EMA Films, funded by Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures Group, Wrap Fund, Telefilm Canada, Filmoption International, and the BAI, with the support of Creative Europe, and in association with Title Media, Creativity Capital and RTÉ.
For further info on the Galway screening, please see: https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/
Creativity Capital is very proud to announce that the trailer of its very own Sea Fever is officially out!
Sea Fever tells the story of a marine biology student who remains in isolation from her crew, as they battle to overcome a deadly parasite in their water supply.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, where it was very positively welcomed.
The live stream premiere will take place on 9th April at 8 pm (ET). Live stream will be available via seafever.watchdust.com.
The Irish and UK digitial cinema release will take place on 24th April.
Don’t miss the chance to watch it online!
We are looking forward to attend the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on the 27th and 28th of January.
Our Managing Director, Patrick Fischer, will be speaking as part of the 20th edition of the Rotterdam Lab, IFFR Pro’s five-day talent development programme for producers.
Creativity Capital are very pleased to see the world premiere of its very own ‘Looted’ at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and being awarded the FIPRESCI Award presented by International Federation of Film Critics!
Looted tells the story of Rob, who loves driving and stealing cars, living his life at a hundred miles an hour in the cash-starved port town he calls home. He shares a house with his dying father, who thinks he’s out job hunting. Rob manages to keep his two worlds perfectly separated until best mate Leo get him involved in a bigger, riskier job, which goes terribly wrong. With his relationship with his distant father in shreds and betrayed by his best mate, unexpected hope comes from Leo’s girlfriend, Kasia.
The Jury at Black Nights 2019 commented: ‘FIPRESCI jury decided to award a powerful film, which stood out by its amazing energy, engaging performances and social context’.
Produced by Jennifer Eriksson and Jessie Magnum, and directed by Rene Van Pannevis, Looted’s critical reception has been overwhelmingly positive. We would like to congratulate the team and everyone involved!
Epic Pictures Group has closed key territories on deals on the sci-fi thriller Sea Fever that premiered in Toronto and stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen, and Dougray Scott.
Director of international sales Kalani Dreimanis has licensed rights on Neasa Hardiman’s debut feature debut to the UK (Signature), Australia and New Zealand (Icon), CIS (Kinologistika), Mexico, Colombia and Central America (Gussi), South Korea (Challan), Japan (Inter Film), Middle East (Eagle), and Philippines (Pioneer).
Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label Dust previously acquired US rights. Media Networks and The Walt Disney Company took Southeast Asia and pan-Asia pay-TV, and Entertainment In Motion acquired airlines rights.
Corfield stars as a young marine biology student on a fishing trawler who must overcome not just the dynamic of the close-knit crew but a mysterious life form from the deep. Sea Fever recently received its US premiere at Austin’s Fantastic Fest, and will soon screen at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival in Italy.
Epic Pictures’ AFM slate includes SXSW premiere Extra Ordinary, and upcoming titles The Winter Lake, The Ballad Of Audrey Earnshaw, and Lucky.
Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell produced, and Börje Hansson, Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts and Eddie Dick served as co-producers. Executive producers are Epic’s Patrick Ewald along with Shaked Berenson, Patrick Fischer, and Jonathan Feuer, and Lesley McKimm for Screen Ireland, and Peter Possne for Film i Väst.
Co-financiers are Screen Ireland, RTÉ Television, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Film i Väst, Swedish Film Institute, Wallimage, Belgian Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures (powered by Belfius), VooTV, Creative Scotland, Creativity Capital and Epic Pictures Group. Sea Fever was developed with the support of both the Creative Europe MEDIA programme and Screen Ireland and was also a participant on the Frontieres international co-production market.
This article first appeared in Screendaily.
Creativity Capital is teaming with LA-based Epic Pictures Group on a deal that will see both companies co-finance and co-distribute feature films in Epic’s horror, sci-fi and action wheelhouse. The aim is to target pics in the $1 million-$10 million range, and also seek completed movies to acquire.
The pact makes official a partnership already underway on two films now seeking U.S. distribution. The first is “Sea Fever”, a horror thriller from Irish helmer Neasa Hardiman starring Connie Nielsen, Dougray Scott and Hermione Corfield. The companies also partnered on The Winter Lake, the feature debut of Phil Sheerin and toplined by Emma Mackey and Anson Boon.
Epic Pictures Group, whose credits include the 2017 TIFF film The Lodgers, is handling worldwide sales for both pics, and serves as an executive producer/investor for both titles. Creativity Capital, which previously financed the 2018 documentary McQueen and the 2016 Sundance pic Under the Shadow, provided a financing and production loan for Sea Fever, and tax credit financing for The Winter Lake, serving as an executive producer on both.
“We had a terrific experience working with Patrick Fischer and Creativity on Sea Fever and The Winter Lake,” said Epic founder and CEO Patrick Ewald. “This new and dynamic venture will allow us to build on an already successful relationship to move even quicker on financing films and television for production and acquisition.”
Creativity Capital’s Managing Director Patrick Fischer adds “Having met at the brilliant Frontières Market in 2017, we hit the ground running on Sea Fever and jumped in to help The Winter Lake get greenlit. Epic Pictures have been an outstanding partner on both titles and we look forward to expand our relationship with this partnership.”