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Blood Quantum’s decade-long wait for a zeitgeist moment

How the team behind the Indigenous genre flick persevered and plotted a course to take the $5.2-million film to Shudder, TIFF and around the globe.

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Blood Quantum heads to Shudder

The horror streaming service has picked up the rights to the film in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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Get your indie film a passport, but do your homework first

Whistler Film Festival: Execs from Rhombus, XYZ and Sepia dish on the pitfalls, politics and opportunities of coproducing in China, Europe and South Africa.

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Impossible Objects inks strategic partnership with L.A.’s XYZ Films

The collaboration will be spearheaded by XYZ’s Toronto-based acquisitions head Todd Brown and filmmaker and Impossible Objects co-founder Jamie M. Dagg.

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Creature-feature The Void sets out for throwback thrills

Production is set to wrap on the horror feature from Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie.

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TIFF ’15: Casting woes and unlikely hybrid-genre wins

A roundup of some of the highlights of day five of TIFF’s Industry Conference, which focused on distribution.


Raven Banner boards Portal to Hell

The indie distributor will handle the Canadian and international sales of the feature version of the film, which will first be shot as a short starring Roddy Piper (pictured).


XYZ Films takes NA sales rights to Jamie Dagg’s River

The indie thriller from RedLab Digital and Know Rules Media is set to shoot in Laos and Thailand in January 2015.


VVS Films takes Canadian distribution rights to Tapped

The domestic deal follows Grindstone Entertainment snapping up the U.S. rights to Allan Ungar’s mixed martial arts thriller.


Allan Ungar’s Tapped sold into the U.S. market

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the MMA action thriller stateside on all platforms in 2014.


Raven Banner takes international rights to Septic Man

The deal, excluding North America, follows Jesse Cook’s horror thriller (pictured) debuting at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.


Screen Media picks up worldwide rights to Tapped

The distributor will shop Allan Ungar’s mixed martial arts thriller (pictured) at the Toronto International Film Festival.