Deals: Starfield Indie, Syndicado, Vertical Entertainment

Starfield Indie's re-engineered sci-fi series Starhunter Redux has been picked up in the U.S., plus more.

Starfield Indie

Starfield Indie’s sci-fi series Starhunter REDUX has been picked up by U.S. net El Rey Network. Starhunter REDUX from the Toronto-based prodco, with offices in London, U.K., is a re-engineered version of the company’s Starhunter series with new footage, effects and sound. The series follows a dysfunctional family of bounty hunters 300 years into the future. REDUX is exec produced by Phillip Jackson and Daniel D’or, creators of the original Starhunter, which debuted on Bell Media’s Space and The Movie Network in Canada in 2000. Mark Pickering is a producer on REDUX, while Richard Sniderman and Drago Hasnas serve as associate producers along with coproducers Demerise J. Lafleur and Lynda Cope. In addition, Peter I. Horton and Nelu Ghiran are co-exec producers. Toronto-based Eggplant Picture and Sound/Eggplant Collective provided new sound and more than 5,500 special effects for the series. Starfield Indie owns the Canadian rights to the series, while Kew Media Group is global distributor. Canadian broadcast details have not been announced.


Toronto-based digital distributor Syndicado and U.K.-based digital content studio Little Dot Studios have signed an agreement for over 250 hours of factual content to debut on Little Dot’s YouTube channels. The U.K. company’s documentary channels – Real Stories, Timeline and Wild Things – will stream various TV series and documentaries including D-Day Over NormandyThe Last Ocean and The Exodus Decoded.

Vertical Entertainment

U.S. distributor Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Jeremy Lutter’s feature debut, The Hollow Child. Under the agreement, Vertical released the film in select theatres in May and on VOD at the end of May. Produced by Vancouver-based Broken Mirror Films and Vancouver’s Like Minded Media, The Hollow Child follows a young foster teen who fights to expose the dangerous monsters trying to entice children into the woods. Penned by writer Ben Rollo, the feature was made through Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch Program. Jocelyn Russell and Jeremy Lutter from Broken Mirror Films served as producers on the project, while Robin Chan of Like Minded Media exec produced the film.

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