Bron Studios is launching a new label, The Realm, with a suspense thriller called Collared, written by Chris Osbrink and directed by Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead).
The British Columbia-based production company, headed by managing director Aaron L. Gilbert, said the label, which will be overseen by Bron’s Garrick Dion, will specialize in director-driven genre films.
Collared, which will begin production in Vancouver this fall, follows a man who, after being kidnapped and drugged, awakens in a city park to find himself fitted with a collar capable of producing motivating shocks or a fatal detonation unless he follows the orders of an unseen criminal mastermind.
Additionally, The Realm is developing supernatural thriller Eden’s Gate, written by Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano, about a young couple who begin to experience evidence of the paranormal in their new home, and Parallel, a science fiction tale written by Scott Blaszak and produced by Bron and John Zaozirny, that follows a group of friends who stumble upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a multiverse.
“There is a wealth of smart, pulse-pounding and edgy scripts that deserve to be brought to life on film,” Gilbert said. “We intend to produce a wide array of projects that will feed today’s multiplatform distribution networks.”
“Our goal is to work with refreshing, visionary directors and scriptwriters and bring their unique storytelling to fans of scary, thrilling, smart independent films,” Dion said.