Causeway Pictures Teams Up with US Spygirl Pictures for Causeway NY
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Causeway Pictures (Belfast) Teams Up with US Spygirl Pictures for Causeway NY
NEW YORK (May 18, 2014) – Spygirl Pictures, a New York-based genre film and television company, is siding with Belfast-based Causeway Pictures to form Causeway NY, the US arm of the genre based production company, which plans to combine resources and funding opportunities to produce original content in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the US.
The first project to benefit from Causeway NY will be the US elements of HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL, a feature documentary about New York based exorcist Father Malachi Martin, helmed by Irish director, Marty Stalker. The film is currently in production; with US shooting scheduled to begin in May 2014. Umbrella Entertainment has already signed on to distribute Hostage in Australia and New Zealand.
As managing director of Causeway Pictures, Chris Patterson, explains, “Having a trans-Atlantic presence is vital to the on-going development of our business strategy and we are elated to be teaming up with the talent at Spygirl Pictures to form Causeway NY.”
Spygirl founder Kathleen Green adds, “We’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with a company whose aesthetic is so closely aligned with ours, in a way that gives us all greater flexibility in how we create fun media.”
Moving forward, the two offices will work together on a genre feature slate that will consist mainly of horror and sci-fi projects including horror actioner Creedmore, about a woman who needs to escape a horrific hospital after giving birth, and apocalyptic love story Dinner of the Dead by comic author Chris Miskiewicz, about a couple hashing out their relationship issues while fighting the zombie apocalypse.
Causeway NY will also provide production services in both locations for foreign and corporate projects.
ABOUT SPYGIRL PICTURES
Female-owned and operated, Spygirl Pictures specializes in horror, science fiction, fantasy, and comic-based media for film, television, and the web. The company marked its official launch in April 2013 with an elaborate spy-themed party during the Tribeca Film Festival and just completed post on the anthology horror feature, Erebus, directed by Rick Laprade, about a haunted hotel in Rhode Island.
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.
More information about Spygirl Pictures, go to http://www.spygirlpix.com.
ABOUT CAUSEWAY PICTURES
Formed Chris Patterson and Paddy McCarney in 2009, Causeway Pictures have been serving and co-producing incoming productions while developing a bank of original genre scripts with the intent of 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 to make a viable product, which can be distributed worldwide.
For more information, go to http://www.causewaypictures.com