LUX CAPTA BOARDS ‘LUDE BEHAVIOR OUT OF FRONTIÈRES
One week after the conclusion of its sixth edition, Frontières is pleased to announce that Frank Murray of Lux Capta Films has signed on as producer of ‘LUDE BEHAVIOR, from Quebec-based GoBros Pictures.
‘LUDE BEHAVIOR is the second feature project from director Renaud Gauthier and producer Mathieu Gauthier (DISCOPATHE). ‘LUDE BEHAVIOR, an action crime thriller, tells the story of a Jai Alai player in Miami who becomes embroiled in a drug smuggling scheme for a Montreal crime family. New York-based Lux Capta Films will serve as the US producer for the film. A native of Quebec, Frank Murray will bring his extensive experience working with major studios in production on such titles as 22 JUMP STREET and THE WRESTLER. Murray states: “this story is rich with social commentary about the long black market history between Canada and the US - most notably in this case between Québec and Florida - and that's something we just haven't seen before.”
“Out of all the fantastic people we met at Frontières, fellow Montrealer Frank Murray stood out with his on-set experience, firm grasp and in-depth knowledge of the U.S. film industry,” says director Renaud Gauthier. “Our project has a wide American appeal and our ensuing partnership all fell into place very smoothly.”
“We are thrilled that ‘LUDE BEHAVIOR found a producing partner so quickly at Frontières this year,” comments market & industry director Lindsay Peters. “the Gauthier brothers did a fantastic job pitching the project. This partnership is an ideal fit and we’re very excited to see the great potential of this story fully realized.”
The Frontières International Co-Production Market featured four days of project pitching, meetings, screenings, and networking sessions with industry leaders from around the world. Over 375 international film industry professionals converged at the Fantasia International Film Festival for this increasingly significant industry event specializing in genre film co-production, financing, and sales.
Frontières and the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous are made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, SODEC, Telefilm Canada, the Bureau du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Montréal, the Bureau du Cinéma et de la Télévision du Québec, Netherlands Film Fund and Indiegogo. Special thanks to Concordia University, Imagine Film Festival, Women in Film & Television - Vancouver and TentSquare for their collaboration and contributions.
The Frontières International Co-Production Market is a collaboration of the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, and Vision-in-Motion.