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“Closet Monster,” the coming-of-age drama that marks the feature debut of Canadian director Stephen Dunn, and Dennis Bartok’s horror movie “P.O.V.,” will both make market debuts in Cannes. They will be handled by Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films.
“Closet” follows an imaginative teenager with dysfunctional parents who is unsure of his sexuality. He creates an unusual universe to help him confront his demons; Isabella Rossellini voices a talking hamster in the film.
The film is produced by Rhombus Media (“The Red Violin,” “Blindness”) and Best Boy Entertainment. Dunn is one of Canada’s most promising young filmmakers, winning more than a dozen prizes for his short films and causing a sensation at Sundance earlier this year with “Pop Up Porno.”
Casting is currently under way ahead of a third-quarter start of production in Ireland on Bartok’s directorial debut “P.O.V.” Having previously headed programming »
- Patrick Frater
Dennis Bartok, who scripted 2006 anthology Trapped Ashes, will his make his feature debut with P.O.V., the story of a newly-paralyzed woman and the evil presence in her hospital room. Screen Daily reports production on P.O.V. will get underway later in 2015, with Fantastic Films’ Brendan McCarthy and John McDonell (producers on Wake Wood, The…
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The terror of knowing something evil is there but being unable to do a thing about it is the focus of P.O.V., a feature from the creator of the anthology chiller Trapped Ashes (pictured) that’s getting ready to roll this fall. Screen Daily reports that P.O.V. will being production during the third quarter this year […] »
- Michael Gingold
Pre-sales to commence at Cannes.
The film, currently in pre-production, is due to commence principal photography in Q3, 2015, for an early 2016 debut. Pre-sales will commence at Cannes.
Casting is currently underway for Bartok’s directorial debut, which will shoot in Ireland and various locations around the UK.
P.O.V follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her - and she may not be the only target.
Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell will produce through their Ireland-based, horror production outfit Fantastic Films along with Jan Doense and Herman Slagter of The Netherlands-based, genre-specific, House »
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4 items from 2015
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