High Park Entertainment preps action thriller Trigger Point

Barry Pepper
Canadian director Brad Turner will helm the project, which is produced in association with Landmark Studio Group and goes to camera on Oct. 26.

Toronto-based production company High Park Entertainment (V-WarsOctober Faction) is preparing to head into production on the action thriller feature Trigger Point.

Canadian director Brad Turner (24, Designated Survivor, Homeland) will helm the project produced by High Park in association with New York-headquartered Landmark Studio Group, which is a subsidiary of publicly traded U.S. company Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

U.S. screenwriter Michael Vickerman, whose credits include Muse Entertainment-produced Tut, penned the feature, with Barry Pepper (The Kennedys, Running with the Devil, pictured) starring in the lead role. Production is set to get underway Oct. 26 in Toronto.

Executive producers on the project are Turner, Vickerman, Pepper, Jessica Petelle, High Park Entertainment’s Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden, Landmark Studio’s David Ozer and Tim Rouhana, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s David Fannon, Seth Needle and Conor McAdam, and David Nagelberg. Thomas Vencelides serves as producer.

Trigger Point, which is being planned as the first in an action-focused franchise, follows a retired U.S. special operative who is pulled back in after being blamed for the assassination of several of his former team members.

High Park, led by Birnberg and Walden, has been focused on TV projects in recent years, with Netflix greenlighting two of its sci-fi-focused series V-Wars and October Faction, both of which were produced alongside IDW Entertainment and ran for a single seasonThe company also has pair of feature film credits: The Privileged (2013) and Canada/Kenya coproduction Nightrunners (2015).