Straight from Toronto, it has been announced that MPI’s Dark Sky Films has signed a three-picture deal with Ireland’s Fantastic Films. The arrangement is set to begin with THE CHERRY TREE, the latest directorial venture by David Keating whose WAKE WOOD was released in America by Dark Sky. The two strong independent companies have worked together previously with the Oscar-winning Fantastic Films’ STITCHES.
The deal was negotiated by Greg Newman, executive vice president of MPI Media Group, and Fantastic Films’ Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell. MPI’s Greg Newman said, “Fantastic Films have amazing taste and a great understanding of genre filmmaking, and we look forward to our collaboration with them. Together, we make an incredibly strong development and production team, and are very likeminded about the type of films and filmmakers we intend to work with. There are several amazing projects on the horizon and we look forward to jumping in immediately.”
Fantastic Films’ John McDonnell added, “We couldn’t be happier with the success MPI has had with our films and we expect the winning streak to continue.”