Magazine article Screen International

Gunpowder & Sky, Indigenous Media Partner on Four-Film Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Gunpowder & Sky, Indigenous Media Partner on Four-Film Deal

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New slate will focus on content developed specifically for social media.

Gunpowder & Sky and Indigenous Media have entered into an agreement to co-develop, co-produce and co-distribute four social-first films.

The two companies will join forces on creative, production, distribution and marketing capabilities for the slate. The deal will focus on the thriller genre, although other genres will be explored, according to the companies.

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution will handle marketing and distribution for all films released under the deal.

Ben Fast, executive vice-president of development, and Kip Pastor, executive vice-president of production, will produce for Indigenous.

Indigenous Media produced Sickhouse, the first-ever scripted Snapchat feature film.

Van Toffler, Gunpowder & Sky CEO, said: "With over 110 million real-time views, the Snapchat release of Sickhouse is a testament to Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet's ability to successfully experiment with storytelling and the way content is distributed. …

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