Frontières Proof of Concept
The 11 projects of the Amsterdam’s Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum will meet up again in Cannes for a presentation of their latest proof of concept. Each team of producer and director will have a five-minute opportunity to present a video pitch of their project.
Proof of Concept
Laura Alvea & Jose Ortuño Spain/Belgium
Animas is a horror psychological thriller about Alex, a young boy who starts to experience horrible and unexplainable events that come to endanger his life. When he finds out that his best friend Abraham is behind everything, he gets a shocking revelation: he does not exist but is Abraham’s imaginary friend who, visiting a psychiatrist, has decided to “get rid of him”. But it won’t be easy, as Alex is determined to survive and fight for his existence; even if he needs to take extreme measures.
AJ. Annila Finland/Sweden/Ireland
Jenna was just a newborn baby when her mother left her to die in a frozen forest. 17 years later Jenna tracks her mother down and invades her new family disguised as a babysitter.
Nick Parish UK/USA
Liberty White has spent many years as a ‘con-temp’ – renting out her body for paying clients , who swap their consciousnesses into it, and take it for a temporary joyride as Liberty. She works out of Sylvia’s Club – a speakeasy offering con-temp services. A compatibility test is used to determine how long you can switch for, and with a ‘pure’ 100% match you could in theory swap forever. When one day she wakes up in an unfamiliar body, with no memory of the switch, her worst fears are realised and she embarks on a journey through the cyberpunk underworld to find her body before it’s too late.
Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern Ireland/United Kingdom
Rose is a lonely driving instructor with supernatural abilities that allow her to communicate with spirits. Rose hates her gifts and ignores requests to investigate local ghouls or headless horsemen scaring cows. But then widower, Martin, contacts her for help: his daughter Sarah has been put under a levitation spell by local aging rockstar, Christian Winter, who has made a deal with the devil to score a new hit record. Rose and Martin work together to get the counter spell for Sarah and despite the weird situations - haunted wheelie bins and possessed toilet rolls - a budding attraction begins...
Alexandre Franchi Canada
Estranged from his manipulative cancer-stricken mother, Stan, a quixotic 19-year-old, dons a disguise and joins a therapy workshop for disfigured patients in a misguided attempt to reconnect with her. But when his deception is revealed, Stan, who is desperate to gain coping skills to care for his disease-ravaged mother, offers the afflicted patients a bargain: he stays with the group, and in exchange he teaches them how feel good about themselves : by using their “ugliness” as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture.
Chris Cronin United Kingdom
Believing their home to be haunted, a young couple call in help to remove the spirit. However, Aliester Fairweather is no ordinary exorcist. He doesn’t just remove spirits, he enslaves them and the couple have unwittingly given him the soul of a little girl. Desperate to free the child the couple have only one choice, to rid themselves of an exorcist, they must turn to a demon.
Elbert van Strien Netherlands / Belgium / UK
Marianne, a child psychiatrist, loses her husband in a terrible, random accident. Resolving to make a new start, she moves to Glasgow, taking on a job in a clinic where they treat disturbed children. One of her new patients, Manny, a closed and secretive 9-year old boy, has an unusual delusion: he claims to have created the world. He even claims to have invented his psychiatrist. Marianne, deeply intrigued, begins an obsession that will derail her life. Her grip on reality begins to spiral out of control, taking her on a journey that will question the nature of existence itself.
David Muñoz & Adrian Cardona Spain/France/Netherlands
Once Upon A Time in Jerusalem is an outrageous comedy about the adventures of Jesus and Judas in a world filled of Zombies, Demons, Post-apocalyptic, Punks, Mutants, Cowboys, the Roman Army, Monsters, Mythological Creatures and Steampunk in the 80’s style that we love.
Yedidya Gorsetman USA
On the night of a winter storm, the clerk of a old hotel welcomes three guests. Unknowingly checking in three thieves taking shelter after a heist. When the clerk stumbles into the thieves’ room and see’s guns drawn and money out he panics and runs. Forced to work together before the clerk can involve the police, the thieves race through the hotel in pursuit. Trapped by the blizzard on the outside and the thieves within, it’s not enough for the clerk to use his knowledge of the hotel to outmaneuver his pursuers… he must find the courage to fight back.
Casey Walker Canada
During the decline of the fur trade, a mercenary must unite the survivors of a remote outpost, plagued by an ancient evil that leaves its victims with an insatiable hunger for flesh.
Anders Banke Sweden/Canada
Warg is a thriller horror set in late 19th century Canada. A group of Scandinavian settlers are set upon by a mysterious beast who terrorizes their village. Putting aside their own personal demons, a small band of men set out to destroy the creature before it destroys them.