Producer Daniel Grodnik (Bobby) of Mass Hysteria Entertainment is teaming with penny stock investors Curt and Seth Kramer to launch Remark Films, a production shingle that aims to co-finance two to five feature films a year, budgeted in the $10 million and under range. In addition to financing production, Remark will have funds for in-house development.
The first project to come under the Remark Films banner will be Grodnik’s Daughter of God, the feature film debut from director Gee Marlik Linton that stars Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas and Mira Sorvino. Reeves, Linton, and Robin Gurland are producing the picture, with Cassian Elwes, the Kramer Brothers and Grodnik serving as executive producers.
The drama, which is currently shooting in New York, follows a young Latina woman (De Armas) who, after witnessing a miracle, has a series of other strange experiences as police detective Scott Galban (Reeves) searches for the truth behind his partner’s death.
Grodnik, noting how competitive the landscape has become for indie film producers, said the partnership with the Kramers would provide Remark with the access to equity that is “one of the ways to be able to secure the best projects.”
In a statement, the Kramer Brothers, who are known on Wall Street as two of the largest investors in micro-cap companies, so-called penny stocks, said as “a pair of New Yorkers,” they wanted to “foster independent film and support talented filmmakers” with Remark.