12th December 2018
Fashion On Screen Plc plans new horror series
Fashion On Screen Plc (“FOS” or the “Company”), the film and entertainment company, has announced that it intends to produce a series of horror films working with top industry producers John Paul Chapple and Laurence Jones of The Horror Lab.
The collaboration is slated to begin production in 2019 with The Scream Room written by Jared Kelly and directed by Emily Greenwood (who directed the award-winning Cold Warrior). Described as an intense and terrifying story about a woman trying to hold her young family together in the face of a powerful and mysterious threat, it is budgeted at £750,000 with cast to be announced shortly.
Also under option with The Horror Lab is the provisionally entitled The Becoming, a feminist vampire film written and directed by Jessie Kirby and produced by Kirsten Stoddart, who are enjoying ongoing awards success with their short, For Summer, through their company Brickworks Media.
Nevern Johns, Managing Director of FOS, said: “We have been looking for some time to open up a second level of film projects to sit alongside our major films but with more accessible budgets. The horror genre is a longstanding successful one within the international film industry and I am therefore delighted that we will be working with John Paul and Laurence who between them share a huge knowledge and experience of the genre. I see this as the first of many successful projects working with this team.”
John Paul Chapple of The Horror Lab said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with FOS Plc with its unique approach to production and financing. The Scream Room is the first of a series of titles that will establish our brand and give us all the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting and diverse talent in the industry.”
Notes to Editors
FOS is a London-based film production company which combines the traditional ethos of some of the great British film production companies of the past, focussing on quality, high-end production values and popular commercial appeal, with important contemporary values such as a commitment to diversity and a determination to work alongside a wide range of media partners.
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About The HorrorLab
The Horror Lab was set up in 2018 by Laurence Jones, John Paul Chapple and David Burgess. The company will produce and distribute horror content both through established theatrical and TV routes and also through its own dedicated “The Horror Lab” digital platform, targeting horror fans everywhere. The THL digital platform will launch in 2019.
Previous Managing Director of Initial Film and Television (part of Endemol UK) and Commercial Director of Endemol Shine UK. As Commercial Director he devised the strategy and oversaw the operations for its digital content studio. Laurence Exec Produced a number of shows and launched a number of businesses whilst at Endemol and afterwards.
John Paul Chapple
Producer and writer, his feature film credits include Bathory – Countess of Blood, Guy X and Big Kiss and Scavengers, for 20th Century Fox TV and ITV. He also exec produced the award-winning Hear My Song for Windmill Lane Productions and wrote and produced End of Term, a horror film due for release in 2019.
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