The door has been burst wide open for different perspectives here in the horror genre, and the movies are only getting more interesting, diverse and all around better as a result.
On that particular note, Deadline is reporting that XYZ Films (Mandy) is joining up with Two & Two Pictures (Under the Shadow) to “discover, develop and produce projects from first and second-time genre filmmakers from under-represented demographics.”
Deadline details, “The new genre pact is set to produce two to three pictures a year. First project under the partnership will be History Of Evil, a horror-thriller, written and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Bo Mirhosseni. Produced by XYZ Films, Two & Two Pictures and Jake Siegel, XYZ is co-repping domestic sales with CAA Media Finance.”
“In the film, a Latinx family on the run from a corrupt state takes refuge in a safe house with an evil past – a terrifying last stop on a near-future Underground Railroad.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with the talented and visionary team at XYZ to help find and nurture genre filmmakers from under-represented demographics. XYZ have been such avid supporters of ours since Under the Shadow, and we look forward to bringing more bold and unique films, like History of Evil, into the world through this partnership,” said Two & Two Pictures.
Two & Two is run by Lucan Toh and Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow, Wounds).