New adventures are set to race across the screen, as XLrator Media and IndustryWorks Studios have announced that they will co-produce and distribute three action-thriller films worldwide. The movies will receive domestic distribution from XLrator Media’s Turbo action label. IndustryWorks Studios is set to release the films in Canada, after selling their international rights at Cannes. The co-production partnership follows XLrator Media’s recently announced slates of action films with RNR Entertainment and sci-fi thrillers with New Artists Alliance.
XLrator Media and IndustryWorks recently collaborated on the award-winning cult classic horror film, ‘American Mary.’ The distribution companies also worked on the action-thriller, ‘Wrecker.’ Both movies were produced by IndustryWorks and released in the U.S. by XLrator Media.
“After our successful releases of American Mary and Wrecker, we are pleased to join forces once again with the talented production team at IndustryWorks Studios for a new slate of action-thrillers for our high-energy Turbo label. This co-production deal represents another milestone in our strategy of providing efficiently budgeted, elevated content to the global marketplace,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. IndustryWorks’ VP of Marketing, Caterina Scrivano, added that “We’re excited to continue working with XLrator Media and create content audiences will enjoy.” The deal was negotiated by Scrivano and John Curtis, on behalf of Evan Tylor and IndustryWorks Studios, and Gordon and Michel Urich, on behalf of XLrator Media.
The first film in the three-picture slate is the supernatural thriller ‘Residue,’ which was written and directed by Rusty Nixon. The movie, which stars Costas Mandylor and Taylor Hickson, will be released in early 2017. The other films that are set to be distributed by the two companies are ‘Playtime,’ which will be directed by Micheal Bafaro, and the futuristic action thriller, ‘Fuse.’