Metrodome Inks Pact With U.K. Sales Company for Titles From Cinedome Production Arm
LONDON – U.K. stock listed distribution, production and finance banner Metrodome Group is ramping up its movie output with a slate of films through its subsidiary company Cinedome.
It plans to co-produce four to five movies a year from 2013.
Metrodome Distribution will executive produce the slate and handle theatrical and home entertainment rights in the U.K. with The Salt Company taking on international sales duties.
Metrodome said The Salt Company "will be involved from the early stages of each production."
The first film to emerge from the pact with early footage being screened by Salt during the AFM to buyers is horror flick The Borderlands, from a script written by its director Elliot Goldner with input from Dr Who and Severance scribe James Moran.
It details the story of a team of Vatican investigators sent to the British West Country to investigate reports of sinister events at a remote church.
Produced for Cinedome by Jennifer Handorf, it stars Robin Hill.
Metrodome is planning to roll the movie out in the U.K. in mid 2013.
Metrodome said the Cinedome slate will focus on "elevated genre theatrically released films" with new U.K. writing and directing talent working alongside "established British producers."
Full or part funding for projects will be provided through a relationship with an Enterprise Investment Scheme fund.
The EIS is a U.K. government initiative allowing companies to raise up to £5 million ($8 million) privately on which the investors receive 30 percent tax relief, and any gains made on the investment are tax free.
Cinedome projects scheduled for production in 2013 include Slayer, a supernatural action thriller based in Roman Britain, produced by Black Camel and directed by Sam Walker, Jim Hosking's Whitaker, a contemporary take on Frankenstein, produced by Rook Films and The Monsters, a thriller set against the back drop of soccer hooliganism, produced by Leo Pearlman’s Fulwell 73 and co-developed with Cass Pennant.
The slate also includes Fallen Eagle, an SAS siege drama, produced by Gaia Media and directed by Adam Randall.