- Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
- NEW YORK
Borderline Films, the filmmaking collective behind such critically acclaimed films as Afterschool, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Simon Killer and James White, is launching the label Borderline Presents under which founding members Josh Mond, Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos will executive produce select projects.
“We started Borderline Films so that we had each other’s support and felt safe making the films we wanted to make,” said Mond on behalf of the group. “We’ve been fortunate enough to have all made our first feature and want to use our experience to provide that same kind of support to help other like minded filmmakers, whether they be our contemporaries or from the next generation of young directors.”
The first official project from Borderline Presents is Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature, The Eyes of My Mother, premiering at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in the Next section. Shot in crisp black and white, the film is a highly stylized mood piece exploring the dark obsessions of a lonely young woman in the wake of a tragedy in the countryside. Pesce presented the concept for his film to Mond while working on James White and Borderline Presents grew naturally from the collaboration, with Borderline overseeing the production from the development process through to postproduction. The Eyes of My Mother was produced by Jacob Wasserman, Schulyer Weiss, and Max Born.
Since meeting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mond, Durkin, and Campos have continued to work together closely, rotating roles as writer, director, and producer. Borderline Films’ most recent feature, Christine, directed by Campos and executive produced by Durkin and Mond, will also have its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Based on the true story of a news reporter in Sarasota, Florida, who took her own life on camera in the 1970s, Christine stars Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall.