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JIM MICKLE , writer/director - Jim Mickle’s debut feature film “Mulberry Street” enjoyed a phenomenal film festival run having screened in 25 major international festivals including Tribeca and South by Southwest. In 2007 the film took home a coveted Audience Award at Fantasia. It later won Best Film as the opening night gala film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Horror bible Fangoria magazine heralded it as “One of the best independent horror features in recent years” and it landed on a number of critics’ “Best of 2007” lists. “Mulberry Street” was acquired theatrically by Lionsgate Films and After Dark Films. Since then he has directed the animated short “One Night in December”

Mickle studied film production at NYU, writing and directing three award winning short films. He has worked professionally as a storyboard artist, a lighting technician, a 3D animator, and film editor, gathering over forty credits to his name.

He is currently developing an adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s classic noir novel “Cold in July”.

LARRY FESSENDEN, producer - Winner of the 1997 Someone to Watch Spirit Award, writer, director and editor of the award-winning art-horror movies HABIT (Nominated for 2 Spirit Awards), WENDIGO and NO TELLING. His most recent film, THE LAST WINTER (Nominated for a 2007 Gotham Award for best ensemble cast), starring Ron Perlman, Connie Britton and James Le Gros, premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, was distributed by IFC FirstTake. Fessenden recently directed SKIN AND BONES, starring Doug Jones, for NBC TV’s horror anthology show FEAR ITSELF. Fessenden has been a producer on various projects including Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY (nominated for two 2009 Spirit Awards and on over 60 “Top 10 Movie of the Year” lists), Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, James McKenney’s SATAN HATES YOU, JT Petty’s BLOOD RED EARTH, Ilya Chaiken’s LIBERTY KID, Douglas Buck’s remake of DePalma’s SISTERS, Jeff Winner’s SATELITE and David Gebroe’s ZOMBIE HONEYMOON. Under his low budget horror banner ScareFlix, Fessenden has produced Ti West’s THE ROOST and TRIGGER MAN, and James Felix McKenney’s THE OFF SEASON and AUTOMATONS, Graham Reznick’s I CAN SEE YOU, Glenn McQuaid’s I SELL THE DEAD starring Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, and Fessenden. I SELL THE DEAD opened the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival where it won awards for best cinematography and best actor (Fessenden).

PETER PHOK, producer – Born in NYC and graduate of the School of Visual Arts started producing with Larry Fessenden’s production company Glass Eye Pix in 2006 and put out Ti West’s TRIGGER MAN, Graham Reznick’s critically lauded I CAN SEE YOU, J.T. Petty’s short, BLOOD RED EARTH, and Glenn McQuaid’s I SELL THE DEAD which was distributed by IFC Films. Phok also produced Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL which Magnolia Films theatrically distributed. Phok is currently producing new films with Glass Eye Pix and MPI Media Group which include Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND and Ti West’s THE INNKEEPERS both scheduled to be released in 2011.

BRENT KUNKLE, producer – recently produced a slate of “pulp” horror films with Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films. The pictures include Joe Maggio’s BITTER FEAST, starring James LeGros, Joshua Leonard; Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, starring Nick Damici, Michael Cerveris, Danielle Harris and Kelly McGillis; and James Felix McKenney’s HYPOTHERMIA, starring Michael Rooker. Brent began his career assisting at IFP then joined Iridium Entertainment for a short period as a producer’s and development assistant to Marisa Polvino and Michael Corrente (THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS). He later transitioned into film production as production coordinator and music supervisor on LIBERTY KID, winner of Best Picture at the ’07 NY Int’l Latino Film Festival, produced by Mike S. Ryan (PALINDROMES) and Larry Fessenden (HABIT). In 2007 Brent began working full-time for Fessenden at Glass Eye Pix. There he has served as line producer on I SELL THE DEAD starring Dominic Monaghan (LOST) and Ron Perlman (HELLBOY), production supervisor on Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, and production manager on James Felix McKenney’s SATAN HATES YOU. He co-produced JT Petty’s short film BLOOD RED EARTH and produced GRAHAM REZNICK’s 3D short film THE VIEWER.

ADAM FOLK, producer – STAKE LAND marks Adam’s second film collaboration with director Jim Mickle. He also produced Mickle’s acclaimed horror film MULBERRY STREET, which enjoyed a theatrical release as one of After Dark’s 8 Films to Die For in 2007. Since joining Belladonna Productions in 2005, Adam has worked on several films including A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, THE CALLER, and THE GOOD GUY. Adam most recently produced the drama COMING UP ROSES starring Bernadette Peters. His next film is the noir thriller COLD IN JULY, based on the Joe R. Lansdale novel, and also directed by Mickle.


About Glass Eye Pix
Glass Eye Pix (“one of the indie scene’s most productive and longest-running companies” --Filmmaker magazine) is the fiercely independent NYC-based production outfit headed by art horror auteur Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, WENDIGO, HABIT, NBC’s Fear Itself). Fessenden (winner of the 2009 Golden Hammer Award) has operated the company since 1985, with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts. The company has produced numerous critically acclaimed films in and out of the horror genre, including 2009’s WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt), THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (Ti West), SATAN HATES YOU (James McKenney) and 2008’s LIBERTY KID (Ilya Chaiken).
Glass Eye Pix’s low budget horror banner, Scareflix, was designed to exploit hungry new talent and inspire resourceful filmmakers to produce quality work through seat-of-the-pants ingenuity. Lean budgeted auteur driven pulp pictures that nurture emerging talents of the genre, Scareflix offer faces both familiar and new in chilling tales that celebrate the diversity of the horror movie-- from creature features to tales of psychological dread. Glenn McQuaid’s gently macabre I SELL THE DEAD is the sixth Scareflick in the series that began in 2004 a series already populated with killer bats, Robot wars, ghost stories, psychedelic brain melts, sniper rampages, grave robbers and zombies in the films THE ROOST and TRIGGER MAN (Ti West), THE OFF SEASON and AUTOMATONS (James Felix McKenney), and I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER by Graham Reznick. In 2010 the Scareflix library will se the addition of Joe Maggio’s BITTER FEAST, Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND and James Felix McKenney’s HYPOTHERMIA.

About MPI Media Group
The MPI Media Group is a leading distributor, licensor, and producer of films, home entertaiment, historical footage and more. Founded in 1976, Chicago-based MPI Media Group remains one of the largest independent entertainment companies offering a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television series. MPI’s wholly owned subsidiaries include MPI Home Video, Dark Sky Films, and the WPA Film Library programs. In North America, product is released via the company’s subsidiary labels; MPI Home Video and Dark Sky.


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