LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Devon Sawa ("Final Destination," "Idle Hands") has signed on as lead in Mark Stouffer's horror/sci-fi feature "Hunter's Moon." Principle photography starts in September.
This is the second collaboration for Stouffer and Sawa -- Sawa once portrayed director/writer/ producer Mark Stouffer in the Warner Brothers/Morgan Creek feature "Wild America," based on the true-life story of Mark and his two filmmaking brothers, growing up in Arkansas. Stouffer created and produced "Wild America" with James Robinson, Steve Tisch, and Gary Barber.
"Hunter's Moon" is the first in a multi-picture slate of horror films to be produced by Stouffer's company over the next three years. All are in the under $5 million budget range, and financed through private investors. "Hunter's Moon" is the story of four young couples drawn to the remote dunes for off-roading in their extreme machines. But the outing turns into a night of terror when they are attacked by the Catcher, a skilled and brutal hunter of human specimens for alien science. Next in the production line-up is "Murder House," co-written with Dennis Johnson, to be directed and produced by Stouffer. "Murder House" is the story of a mentally unstable writer who is haunted by the ghosts of the murder victims, and their killer, that he is researching. Additional camera-ready projects include "Bone Eater," "Escargot," and "Hell's Well."
Says Stouffer, "The horror market has always run from tepid to hot - but never cold. It's a reliable commodity worldwide, as attractive to its core audience, as it is to my investor pool, looking for market-wise ventures.
"Hunter's Moon" is headquartered at LA Center Studios, where casting is wrapping up. Executive producer Mark Litwak represents the project for worldwide sales. Jay Sedrish also exec produces, with Wendy Winks co-producing.
About Mark Stouffer Productions
Mark Stouffer's successful productions include 18 Network Specials, 120 episodes of Series Television, 12 Home Videos and 4 Features. His diverse and adventurous films have been shot on location in 17 countries, including China, Japan, Africa's Skeleton Coast, and Siberia, winning over 75 prestigious, international awards, 2 Emmys, including Outstanding Achievement in Directing, 9 Emmy Nominations, and a Directors Guild of America, Best Director Nomination. Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, Robert Redford and John Denver are among the many celebrities who have appeared in his films.
About Mark Litwak
A veteran entertainment lawyer and author, Mark Litwak has packaged projects and served as executive producer on such feature films as "The Proposal" (Miramax/Buena Vista), and "Out Of Line" (First Look). He has provided legal services or acted as a producer rep on more than 100 feature films. His clients have had award-winning films in Cannes, Toronto, Telluride and other festivals. During Sundance 2005, three client films were acquired for distribution, including "Hustle & Flow" which won the Audience Award (Paramount), and "The Matador" (Miramax).
Source: Mark Stouffer Productions