Filming is officially underway in Vancouver, Canada on our slasher All My Friends Are Dead, from Cinedigm (CIDM), Roundtable Entertainment, and Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment (FME). THR first shared the news.
The 90s-throwback slasher stars award-winning actress Jade Pettyjohn (Destroyer) and international sensation JoJo Siwa in the newest film franchise from genre veteran Marcus Dunstan (SAW IV-7, The Collector) and Happy Death Day Producer John Baldecchi.
“All My Friends Are Dead follows a group of college friends as they head to the year’s biggest music festival. When they get a killer deal on an Airbnb, they waste little time celebrating their good fortune. Their weekend of partying quickly turns into a nightmare as members of the group are murdered one by one. When they realize that each of these horrific deaths corresponds to one of the seven sins, it’s only a matter of time before their number is up.”
Lead by Jade Pettyjohn (Little Fires Everywhere) and JoJo Siwa (The J Team, 71M+ followers on social media), the young, dynamic cast includes Jennifer Ens, Ali Fumiko Whitney, Justin Derickson, Julian Haig, Cardi Wong, Jack Doupe-Smith and Michaella Russell.
Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum wrote the script.
All My Friends Are Dead is produced by John Baldecchi, Kirk Shaw, and Stephanie Rennie, with Dominic Ianno, Sarah Donnelly, Jason Resnick, Suraj Gohill and Dan Rubin executive producing alongside Cinedigm’s Yolanda Macias, Brad Miska, and Brandon Hill. Cinedigm holds North American rights. The film is fully financed by Banc of California and Budding Equity, among others.
“Scream has revitalized the ‘90s slasher and All My Friends Are Dead delivers all the gory fun of those classic films with modern flair” said Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting/Cinedigm. “It’s going to deliver all of the gory goods that horror fans expect to see when Marcus Dunstan gets behind the camera.”
“This is a landmark moment for the highly-anticipated Roundtable and Cinedigm collaboration, as All My Friends Are Dead is the debut thriller that launched this exciting partnership,” adds Sarah Donnelly, Roundtable’s Head of Production. “Production in Vancouver is going beautifully, thanks to the skilled work of producers Kirk and Stephanie, the dedicated local crew, and the incredibly creative direction of Marcus Dunstan. Fans of the genre are not going to want to miss this one.”
Film Mode Entertainment is presenting the film to buyers in Cannes for the first time and will be showing a special presentation on the film. Film Mode Entertainment also has enormous interest in All My Friends Are Dead with deals already closed in Germany and Benelux – Splendid, UK – Bohemia, Middle East – Falcon, Poland – Forum Film, Portugal – Nos Lusomundo, Philippines – Pioneer, Malaysia and Thailand – Film Frame, and Bangladesh – Jamuna Group. FME is currently fielding offers from additional territories.
JoJo Siwa is repped by SIWA. Jade Pettyjohn is repped by Innovative Artists and Karen Renna & Associates. Marcus Dunstan is repped by Verve Talent and Literary Agency.
Film Mode Entertainment has taken on international sales rights for All My Friends are Dead.