By Jeremy Kay (SCREENDAILY)
Red Sea Media’s genre label Dead Sea Media has closed the four-film deal with Enderby and its genre label Tony-Seven Films. Red Sea and Ton-Seven introduced the titles at AFM and Red Sea will handle international sales.
First to go will be the witch horror film Blood Shed, written and to be directed by Patrick Hasson. Bai Ling and Vida Guerra will star and Rick Dugdale will produce for Enderby Entertainment alongside Red Sea president Roman Kopelevich. Shooting is scheduled to begin in November.
Paranormal thriller Encounter At NP-9 is based on Todd Ireland’s screenplay set in Siberia and is scheduled to shoot in Slovakia in February.
“From our previous releases we’ve really identified the audiences for our brand, especially through our social media platforms,” said Enderby president Dugdale. “We’re focused on creating a new ‘searchable’ sub-genre for horror fans and we think we’ve found it. We’re thrilled to move forward on this with Red Sea.”
“After many conversations with Rick Dugdale over the past year, we realized we both believed that genre films should be produced to appeal to their fans first and foremost,” said Kopelevich.
“Fans should be taken into consideration before the movie gets shot, not after as is commonly done in Hollywood. That, along with the needs of foreign distributors and broadcasters, was taken into consideration when we greenlit this first production slate.”