Boutique visual effects provider embarks on first feature film project for Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, and TPSC Films.
HOLLYWOOD—UnitZeroVFX, a division of the award-winning studio The Traveling Picture Show Company, announced today that it will serve as sole visual effects provider for Hammer’s The Quiet Ones, a supernatural thriller directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) and starring Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, ‘Mad Men’), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) Erin Richards (‘Breaking In’, ‘Being Human’), Olivia Cooke (‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’, ‘The Fuse’) and West-End theater actor Rory Fleck-Byrne. The film is produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit through the Gift Shop) and Ben Holden in association with TPSC Films.
The Quiet Ones marks Hammer’s next production after the worldwide box office hit, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which has taken over $130 million at the box-office worldwide to date. Principal Photography begins this month in the United Kingdom.
UnitZeroVFX creative director Gavin Whelan and technical director Attila Zalanyi will supervise visual effects production. The pair’s previous credits include David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sucker Punch and Iron Man, as well as commercials for Toyota Prius, Hyundai, Clorox and AT&T. Visual effects work for The Quiet Ones is expected to include photo-real 3D and 2D effects and image enhancements. Marie Soto will serve as executive producer for UnitZeroVFX.
UnitZeroVFX operates a highly efficient production pipeline designed to accommodate independent film productions. “UnitZeroVFX brings a top-tier visual effects team to each project offering the creativity and flexibility needed when working on high-caliber projects,” said The Traveling Picture Show Company CEO Kevin Matusow.
Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox but charismatic professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. The film is slated for release in 2013.
UnitZeroVFX provides solutions to the development of high-end graphics for the entertainment industry including feature films, commercials, computer game cinematics, television shows, exhibitions and print media. UnitZeroVFX’s objective is to create stunning visualizations ranging from the hyper-technical to the outermost bounds of imagination. UnitZeroVFX’s mission is to connect through relationships it has formed throughout the years as innovative and business-savvy artists and continue to shape every day. http://www.travelingpictureshow.tv/vfx
About Traveling Picture Show Company
The Traveling Picture Show Company is an award-winning production studio located in Los Angeles, CA with divisions in Feature Films, Television, Commercials, VFX, Branded Content and Digital Media Production. Founded by partners Kevin Matusow, Carissa Buffel, Chris Woods and Kate Bacon, TPSC is backed by over 30 years of combined experience within the entertainment industry.
About TPSC Films
Formed in 2012, TPSC Films is the independent film arm of The Traveling Picture Show Company. The production/finance company is headed by its President Steven Chester Prince and by CEOs Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel. Mr. Matusow and Ms.Buffel recently completed the just released football drama TOUCHBACK. Mr. Prince previously served as V.P. of Development at Cross Creek Pictures and President of Vertebra Films. TPSC Films has several other projects in various stages of development.
For more information about TPSC Films and its parent company The Traveling Picture Show Company, please call 323.769.1115 or visit http://www.travelingpictureshow.tv/
Originally founded in 1934, legendary British film studio Hammer has delivered a hugely successful run of films over the years including Dracula, Frankenstein Created Woman, One Million Years B.C. and The Vampire Lovers. Since 2008, the company has been part of Exclusive Media, which is reinvigorating this beloved global brand through investment across both traditional and new media.
Not in production since the 1980s, Hammer marked its return to features in 2010 with the release of the critically acclaimed Let Me In, an adaptation of the highly praised Swedish film Låt den rätte komma in. The film was written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and stars Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road).
In 2011, Hammer released Antti Jokinen’s The Resident starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby), Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hammer legend Sir Christopher Lee, as well as the critically lauded Wake Wood directed by David Keating and starring Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall.
February 2012 saw the theatrical release of Hammer’s first ever feature ghost story The Woman In Black, directed by James Watkins, adapted by Jane Goldman from the book by Susan Hill, and starring Daniel Radcliffe. The film has taken over $ 100mm worldwide making it one of the biggest indie horror films.
Hammer recently launched a new publishing imprint through Random House which has already published eight books. In February 2012 the imprint published its first original title with the much-praised “The Greatcoat” by Helen Dunmore, which will be followed by an original novel about the Pendle witches, by Jeanette Winterson, and “Coldbrook” by Tim Lebbon. Also publishing in 2012 are further new novelisations of classic Hammer films.
Hammer is also broadening its reach, with plans for a Hammer Theatre of Horror and a Hammer visitor attraction, as well as continuing to honour the company’s legacy with re-releases of classic films, official histories, merchandise, screenings and social media engagement.
For further information about Hammer and its parent company Exclusive Media, please visit www.hammerfilms.com and www.exclusivemedia.com