Magazine article Screen International

Genre-Focused Production Outfit Misfits Launches Debut Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Genre-Focused Production Outfit Misfits Launches Debut Slate

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Franco-Swiss director-producer Ian Bonhôte and British producer Andee Ryder have teamed to launch genre-focused production company Misfits Entertainment.

Based in London, the fledgling outfit will focus on genre film and TV projects with global appeal in the $1m-$10m budget range and will aim to shoot between one and two films a year.

The company's debut slate, which it will launch at the forthcoming European Film Market in Berlin, includes Viking Destiny from director David LG Hughes. Produced with Clay Epstein's Film Mode Entertainment, the film follows a Viking princess who is forced to flee her kingdom after being framed for the murder of her father. The project is in pre-production and Film Mode is handling sales.

Also on Misfits' roster is Civa, being directed by Bonhôte, which tells the story of a teenage girl working as an assassin in Mexico City, and Dating Katie, directed by Adam and Joe Horton. The latter has backing from Ffilm Cymru Wales and Creative England via the BFI Net.Work and is a co-production with Kathy Speirs' Up Helly Aa Films. …

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