Spygirl Teams up with Causeway for Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll!
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NY Production House Spygirl Pictures Launches With Northern Irish Co-production and Comic Con project
FLESH FEAST OF THE DEVIL DOLL
NEW YORK (October 9, 2013) – Spygirl Pictures, a New York-based genre film and television company, launches with its first international deal. The company is siding with Northern Ireland’s Causeway Pictures to co-produce Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll, a horror film adaptation of the recently published Dark Horse Comics graphic novel by Alex de Campi, who is participating in this week’s New York Comic Con.
Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll, Spygirl’s first international co-production, follows a group of teenage girls at a summer camp as they find themselves battling for their lives against an ancient demon and her army of the dead. The film is set to begin production in Spring 2014.
Female-owned and operated, Spygirl Pictures specializes in science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic-based media for film, television, theater, and the web. The company marked its official launch in April 2013 with an elaborate spy-themed party during the Tribeca Film Festival and currently has five projects in various stages of production and development.
Spygirl founder Kat Green’s credits include editing and post-production projects for the Weinstein Company, HBO, A&E, MTV, and the Sundance Channel, while head of business development Susan Archer has a combined background in acting, production, and finance. Other team members bring extensive experience in production design and post. Spygirl also designs and fabricates large-scale art that shoots fire and plays with physics.
“We brought our experience together and launched Spygirl because we wanted to streamline the process of creating clever genre media,” says Kat Green. “Another important part of our mission is to provide a much-needed platform for works with strong female characters.”
Spygirl has also optioned de Campi’s Bee Vixens From Mars comic from the same Grindhouse series, and is currently planning the launch of the upcoming comedy web-series The Adventures of Shakespeare and Watson: Detectives of Mystery. More recently, the girls have teamed up with Rick Laprade for post-production on his horror features Erebus, and Villanelle.
More information about Spygirl Pictures is available at http://www.spygirlpix.com.
ABOUT KAT GREEN - Founder, Producer
Kat Green has been working in film, video, and live event production since 1997, and building interactive art since 2006. In that time, she has created documentaries, music videos, short films, web series, and visual art with the goals of finding untold stories, playing with physics, and generally making pretty things to look at.
Her projects have included the The Secret Life of Mushrooms, a documentary about the history of narco-tourism in Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico, the music video for Moby’s New York, New York; the documentary Brilliant Simplicity for Metropolis Magazine; the flame-thrower cooking show Cookin’ With Gas; the mixed-media sculptures Katy Perry the Unicorn at 2012 World Maker Faire, The Tree of Heaven at Burning Man 2011, Sparky’s Wheel of Tesla! for the 2010 Figment Season Long Sculpture Garden, and Mother for the 2009 Yahoo Open Hack; documentation of Third Rail’s site-specific performance Reel; and the short film, Coffee Time. She was also co-founder of the Dance Film Association’s Dance Film Lab, a works-in-progress screening series for dance filmmakers.
Kat’s work has been screened at the Oaxaca International Film Festival, Dance on Camera Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, Figment Arts Festival, Re/Mixed Media Festival, New York Tango Film Festival, Americans for the Arts Convention, Pioneer Theater Collective: Unconscious, Bowery Poetry Club, Fuse network, and at various galleries in New York and Berlin. She has also worked with The Weinstein Company, HBO, A&E Networks, MTV, MSNBC, the Sundance Channel, VH1, Fuse, and the History Channel as a freelance editor and post supervisor.
ABOUT SUSAN ARCHER – Producer, Business Development
Straddling the worlds of production and finance, Susan has been participating in a wide variety of theater, film, and television projects, while also troubleshooting problems for high net worth individuals. For eight years as a Client Service Manager at Mariner, she was the single point of contact for individuals in a group that had $154 million of assets under management. At Spygirl Pictures, she seeks to bring together both worlds to develop interesting projects in a profitable way.
As an actor, Susan has appeared in The Egg Project, 64, Orange is the New Black, and Dominoes at the Seattle International Film Festival. She has also worked with Collective: Unconscious, Theater 80, the Gene Frankel Theater, Theater for the New City, La Mama, Dixon Place, Here Theater, and with luminaries such as Gordon Bressack, Ruby Lynn Reyner, Sheldon Patinkin, Marty Demott, and Norm Holly.
ABOUT CAUSEWAY PICTURES
Producers Chris Patterson and Paddy McCarney launched Causeway Pictures in 2009 and have been co-producing incoming productions while developing a bank of original genre scripts with the intent creating Ireland’s only genre production house. Causeway provides a launching pad for new talent by concentrating productions in various global regions using local directors, writers, crew and actors (where possible) to make a viable product which can be sold worldwide. For more information, go to http://www.causewaypictures.