First Gen Films, Phi ink partnership

The Toronto prodco and Montreal multidisciplinary organization will work to develop and coproduce films. (First Gen's Christina Piovesan pictured.)

Christina PiovesanFirst Generation Films and Montreal-based production company Phi have entered into a partnership.

Phi, a co-producer on Guy Maddin’s 2015 festival hit The Forbidden Room, has come on board as a member of First Generation Films, the Toronto-based prodco started by Christina Piovesan in 2007.

While there are no projects lined up at the moment, the two companies will work together to co-produce films, Myriam Achard, director of public relations at Phi, told Playback Daily.

Phi Centre is a multidisciplinary space in Montreal that includes a production facility. It was founded by artist Phoebe Greenberg and opened in 2012.

In addition to The Forbidden Room, Phi also co-produced 20,000 Days on Earth, starring musician Nick Cave.