Although this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix teamed up for Ti West’s House of the Devil, which is currently in post-production, it was officially announced today that both companies are teaming for a whole slate of new horror. Glass Eye Pix producer Larry Fessenden has yet to do us wrong as he directed the incredible The Last Winter and gave Ti West a shot to direct The Roost. His credits are growing exponentially, while Dark Sky Films continues to take the spotlight here on B-D with great acquisitions and indie announcements that only get better and better with time. But this is just the beginning, inside you’ll find out about some forthcoming projects, which include work by J.T. Petty (The Burrowers) and many others! I smell something sweet on the horizon…
Dark Sky Films Announces Production Partnership with Glass Eye Pix
Dark Sky Films announced today that a partnership has been struck with the fiercely independent NYC-based production company, Glass Eye Pix. Headed by art-horror auteur Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, Wendigo, Habit, NBC’s Fear Itself), Glass Eye Pix has produced critically acclaimed films like Wendy and Lucy (Kelly reichardt), Liberty Kid (Ilya Chaiken) and the forthcoming House of the Devil by Ti West.
Larry Fessenden said, “My producing partners Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle and all of us at Glass Eye Pix are very excited to able to continue our mission of making auteur-driven genre movies with this collaboration with Dark Sky films. We’ve had a great dialogue ramping into it with Greg Newman, Marie-Therese Guirgis and Senior Producer Derek Curl and we all see eye to eye on what these movies are going to be like. I think the fans are going to be especially excited. We’ve got great talent creating original material; a little bit pulpy, a little bit high-brow. Can’t wait to get started.”
The collaboration between Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films will ramp up immediately with a Fall project from JT Petty (The Burrowers), a psychological horror tale There’s No Place Like Home and a winter project from James Felix McKenney (Automatons, Satan Hates You) – a creature-feature entitled Hypothermia. These projects will be followed by features from Ti West and Larry Fessenden, and more films to be announced soon. With a roster of well-known independent directors with proven talent, Glass Eye Pix “will be able to make the movies they want to make”, said Dark Sky’s VP of Acquisitions and Development Greg Newman. “Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix compliment each other well, and we have likeminded goals for the types of films we’ll make. We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.”
Dark Sky Films is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MPI Media Group. For more information on Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix, check out www.DarkSkyFilms.com and www.GlassEyePix.com.