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CRIMELANDS

Directed by Jonny Wilson
Screenplay by Colin Muir

Shooting in Spring 2022 in Iceland

Produced by Hair in the Gate film Productions (UK) and  Hero Productions (Iceland)

Starring  Clive STANDEN, Ariel WINTER

World sales : Clear Horizon https://clearhorizonent.com/

A crime boss’s daughter, Coco, renews her friendship with her father’s enforcer Ethan Higgins as he rescues her from a hostage situation. To avoid capture, they must make their way to a small fishing port on the far side of an island.

While they run for freedom the roundup of the pair is headed by a hired gun. Jake Star, an acquaintance of Ethan Higgins. Coco and Ethan become good friends again, but Ethan never does tell Coco the true reason why he is there to rescue her.

JENIE

Directed by Jonny Wilson
Screenplay by Jonny Wilson
Starring Whitney Able

Shooting in November/December 2021 in South-Africa

Produced through Hair in the Gate film Productions with and Hello Baxter (SA)

As the story begins, Muhammed Poapl, a young Syrian migrant working as a taxi driver is heavily in debt to a small-time loan shark. A no-nonsense man, who runs an illegal gambling circuit.

Muhammed is hired by out of towners, Jenie Kolby and Lucas Dunn who pay him 20,000 to help them track down a missing friend which Muhammed finds odd, but for 20,000 he will pretty much do anything. Then at night strange things happen to Muhammed. Sometimes, there are children talking, whispering, crying and screaming at him. But they are not in Muhammed’s dreams. He is haunted by his own dead children.

It seems however that Jenie and Lucas somehow know this about Muhammed, and he learns that Jenie has some type of super-natural power. In reality, Jenie can not only talk to the dead, who seem to want to talk to her all the time, but Jenie can predict the future.lat

OUTCAST

Directed by Miguel  Ángel Calvo Buttini
Screenplay by Miguel Ángel Calvo Buttini
Starring Dani Muriel

Shooting in Madrid and Sevilla in Autumn 2021

Co-production with Salto de Eje Producciones Cinetograficas (ES) and Takemoto (ES)

A hobo, DANIEL, lives in the streets of a big city, for instance, Madrid.

Invisible to people who go by him all day, he had a past that NEREA, post university woman, discovers. Do you want to ignore it? OUTCAST.

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Screenplay by Sam Khoze, Tarek Zohdy, Eric Pham and Chuck Russel

Shooting in Budapest and Russia in 2022

Coproduction with LIFE Productions (USA), TEN TEN GLOBAL MEDIA (USA), BONDIT MEDIA CAPITAL (USA) & CROSS CREEK (USA)

“b” is an action-scifi feature film set in the near future in the vein of Her and Lucy. The story’s theme is about the ethics of using Artificial Intelligence on the human body and mind. “b” also questions, what does it mean to be human? As sentient beings, does A.I. have the right to live freely among human

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COVER

Directed by Katharina Mihm
Screenplay by Kerstin Hauke
Starring August Diehl, Sasha Krivosheya, Erika Linder, Sergei Polunin, Suzanne Wuest

Shooting in February, March 2022 in South-Africa

Iconic Model Justine needs the flashy cameras to feel alive. Without the eye of the camera she is nothing. Once, she was the favourite of the most famous designers and photographers. But, from one day to the next, at the height of her career, Justine stopped working with Lucide Amère, the most influential designer.

Why? Both keep silent about it. As jobs decrease in numbers and importance and competition increases, Justine fears for her visibility. Not to be seen anymore, means not to exist anymore. Justine struggles for her existence, gradually losing her mind in a downward spiral of illusion, self-denial, loss of identity – and murder. Because at the same time, the glittering world of haute couture becomes the stage for a series of bizarre murders. A killer is hunting down models, whose corpses he exhibits in exposed public places, their throats slit and their bodies artfully bound and fettered. The killer’s trademark is the black tape over the eyes of the victims – a detail that has caused him to be dubbed the “Censor”.

All the victims have something in common: their modelling careers are closely linked to Lucide Amère. As Lucide turns out to be the only one to bring Justine back to the flashlights, she eventually walks for Lucide’s highly anticipated show. Is Justine herself now on the Censor’s list? Moreover, she gets into the focus of inspector Leblanc’s investigations.

He has taken on the case for reasons he initially doesn’t let on. With Justine, we break through the hyperreal, flawless façade of fashion and dive straight into the nightmares of human abysses. We meet people who only exist as abstract sketches of themselves.

Like fashion: thousands of cuts and designs, with changing identities. Isolated and, at the same time, split up into many. The deeper we are drawn into the glamorous fashion world, the more it shows us the shocking horror behind the scenes: abuse and exploitation, and a conspiracy too big to stop anymore. In the end, Justine has to face her demons to leave this nightmare: Who am I? I am many. And: Could she kill a person herself to survive?

Or does she herself first have to die to finally be born? A battle for her sense of self begins

ARTIFICIAL TWINS

Directed by Sylvia Kurth
Screenplay by Sylvia Kurth
Starring Cassandra Gava, Jayne Wiesner & Claude Duhamel

Shooting in Belgium & Germany in June 2022

Coproduction with Masks Don’t Lie (USA)

“THE INVASION” meets the “VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED”.

Your typical attractive lab tech, Rosalien, finds that her top-secret research could have been compromised by the head of the pharmaceutical group that she works in conjunction with. 

Her appeal to the supervisor about the breach of protocol gets little attention the day before she starts her vacation. While she is gone, the information is used to conduct an experiment by a scientist that had worked in the 60’s for Area 51, which goes out of control. 

Rosalien quits her job shortly before her Mom gets mysteriously killed. Once she knows that the lab was trying to kill her, she then confides in her best friend, Nina, for help. 

Both women realize that they are being hunted and get separated. Desperate and trying to stay alive, they run a type of scavenger hunt to put the pieces together to stop this horrific blood bath. Nina, a Web designer by trade, uses her clever mind buying time at critical moments throughout the film. Meanwhile, various twins begin to appear, styled like KIM NOVAK in VERTIGO. 

ARTIFICIAL TWINS is a chilling story of corruption and corporate greed mixed inside of a good old-fashioned horror film with a classic twist.

WHEN WHALES CRY

Directed by Nora Jaenicke
Screenplay by Nora Jaenicke

Shooting in early 2022 in Italy

Starring  Matilda Lutz, Hande Kodja

Margot and her sister Louise reunite in their deceased father ‘s house on an idyllic Italian Island, only to discover a painful family secret. Separated by the passing of time and different upbringings the two women unexpectedly find their lives linked back together by the forces of remembrance and forgiveness.

INN DEEP

Directed by Ned Crowley
Screenplay by Ned Crowley

Shooting in April 2022 in Northern Ontario – Canada

Coproduction with  Copperworks – Canada

Starring : Mackenzie Porter, Aaron Ashmore and Tasya Telles

When the kidnapping of a spoiled socialite goes bad, the antagonistic group is forced to take refuge in an old abandoned Inn deep in the woods, where they must band together through the night to fight off an occult, home invasion and an evil force within,  only to be confronted by an even more sinister enemy.

NINA

Directed by Piet Sonck
Screenplay by Matthew Heiti

Shooting in 2022 in Northern Ontario – Canada

Coproduction with Copperworks Canada

It’s a story of people on the run that begins when a vagrant hitchhikes with Nina and her father. When they find themselves in a dilapidated town on the edge of a wilderness, Nina soon begins to display a strange power that threatens to drag the three of them into a final and violent confrontation with the occult organization at their pursuit. The Doomed Way of the North is a dark and meaningful adventure about coming to terms with the past and finding a true path to the future.

THE BLEEDING GROUND

Screenplay by Mathew Bayliss 

Shooting  in South-Africa

Deep in the Niger Delta the village of Obioku stands alone in remaining untouched by the insidious oil industries that have spread their tentacles throughout the Delta rivers.
Following the explosion of a refinery, the nearby village of K-Dere is devastated and landfills of toxic waste become unusable to Neutex Oil. Newly appointed Neutex president, entitled and arrogant James Layton has no qualms about using Obioku,
previously off limits, as the new dumping ground for the waste as well as a new site for drilling.
James lives in the shadow of his domineering and pioneering father, Sol, who, despite passing responsibility over to James, maintains a tight grip over the running of the company. When James’ wife is kidnapped by militants out of the Delta, favours done by his father and a Nigerian businessman to have her returned quickly force James to make decisions that place the future of the company, and himself, in danger.
Many residents of the Delta are pushed into a dangerous life after the oil industry strips all else away. They have turned to theft, kidnap and murder to live. Others turn to the oil companies for work.
The militant warriors of Obioku are led by the powerful, environmentally committed, Idoma Kwali. Unlike James, Idoma does not live in his late father’s shadow, he embraces the legacy: to rid the delta of the death, disease and contamination that big oil brings. A legacy he hopes to pass on to his son, Tobi. When tragedy befalls Idoma and he loses Tobi at the hands of Neutex, he channels his anger and becomes determined to force Neutex out of his home and stop the drilling.
Idoma uses the knowledge of what Neutex plan for Obioku as a weapon. His and James’s paths collide in violence and death as James is kidnapped and confronted with the reality, firsthand, of big oil’s destruction in the Delta. James is forced to make a decision between his life and the company his father built and he has inherited.
James must confront his father while dealing with the fallout of his wife’s and his own kidnapping. The collision of these two worlds and these two men is violent and destructive and spreads to everyone close to them.