Red Sea Media has been in the news a lot lately, jumping onto the scene with films as varied as DUST UP, SYNEVIR 3D, HOTEL DE SADE, and BAD KIDS GO TO HELL. Earlier this week, it was announced that Red Sea Media and its genre label Dead Sea Media have joined hands with Enderby Entertainment on a four film partnership. The first is BLOOD SHED, a film starring Bai Ling (THE CROW), and the next is ENCOUNTER AT NP-9, a paranormal thriller from the mind of Todd Ireland (a film crew veteran from such varied pictures as WATCHMEN, TRON: LEGACY and SUCKER PUNCH). Read the press release below for more details on the deal and the two companies and their forthcoming projects.
Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2012) – Red Sea Media, along with their genre label Dead Sea Media, has announced today that they have entered into a four film production partnership with Enderby Entertainment and their genre label Tony-Seven Films. The projects span a number of genres including horror, thriller, science fiction and supernatural, with Red Sea Media and Tony-Seven Films introducing these titles, along with each company’s current slate, during the American Film Market. Red Sea Media will also be handling all international rights to the films.
The first film to be produced under the deal will be BLOOD SHED, written and created by 2010 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalist and 2011 UCLA Screenwriting Contest Finalist Patrick Hasson, who will serve as film’s director, along with co-director Juan Carlos Saizarbortia. The cast includes Bai Ling (“Crank: High Voltage”) and Vida Guerra (“Not Another Celebrity Movie”). Producers are Rick Dugdale for Enderby Entertainment and Roman Kopelevich for Red Sea Media. Executive producing is Vadim Gorainov, Sveta Snitko, Daniel Petrie, Jr., George Peyton and Greg Hall. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in November of this year.
BLOOD SHED is based on the true events of a loner who moves into a storage facility inhabited by a community of squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged demonic witch who hunts them down in search of her lost child.
In development for the second slot under the deal is ENCOUNTER AT NP-9, a paranormal thriller written by Todd Ireland and based on a true story set in the frozen mountains of Siberia. The film is scheduled for a shoot in Slovakia in February, 2013, with additional production details soon to be announced
“From our previous releases we’ve really identified the audiences for our brand, especially through our social media platforms. 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,” said Enderby Entertainment’s President Rick Dugdale.
“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. 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,” said Roman Kopelevich, President of Red Sea Media.
Recent Tony-7 films include THE SPEAK, VILE and NO TELL MOTEL with 5 SOULS and A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS soon to be released.