EXCLUSIVE: Following on from Russell Crowe road-rage thriller Unhinged, filmmaker Derrick Borte is about to direct thriller Black Forest, on which LA-based Film Bridge International is launching world gross sales.
Written by Borte and Daniel Forte (American Dreamer), the movie will alight on a bunch of college college students backpacking by Germany’s famed Black Forest. Through inexplicable phenomena the scholars discover themselves transported again in time to The Middle Ages. Separated and hunted by native villagers, the scholars discover themselves targets in a Medieval-style witch hunt.
Pic can be produced by Sofia Sondervan-Bild of Dutch Tilt Film and Scott F. Lochmus of Storyland Pictures in affiliation with James Gibb of Balkanic Media. Ellen Wander and Jordan Dykstra of Film Bridge International will govt produce and deal with world gross sales.
New York producer Sondervan-Bild’s credit embody Cadillac Records, London Town and The Man Who Knew Infinity. Scott Lochmus runs Storyland Pictures along with Borte and is a director and producer whose credit embody Borte’s American Dreamer starring Jim Gaffigan, and To Dust with Matthew Broderick.
Borte commented: “This is a wonderful chance to sink my teeth into the contemporary horror genre”.
“Black Forest is a clever, contemporary thriller like nothing we’ve seen before. Undoubtedly, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with a filmmaker like Borte”, stated Film Bridge’s Ellen Wander.
Film Bridge’s digital TIFF slate additionally contains The Bay Of Silence with Olga Kurylneko, Brian Cox and Claes Bang, Buffaloed from director Tanya Wexler and starring Zoey Deutsch, and the Castle Freak remake.
Borte is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency and Ensemble Entertainment.