EXCLUSIVE: U.S. and UK-based production, sales and financing company Alliance Media Partners (Amp) has signed a non-exclusive genre co-production deal with Quebec-based producer Philip Kalin-Hajdu.
The parties are coming off Tribeca thriller Suitable Flesh, and Fantasia debut The Sacrifice Game, respectively.
The deal is due to see the duo produce three new mid-budget pictures a year, utilizing Quebec and/or Canadian talent and incentives, and to include international co-productions. Their first project, action-thriller Skate Or Die, is in the works for early 2024.
Amp is part of Dubai-based Alliance Capital Partners group, a private asset management and finance company. Genre film releases include Suitable Flesh, starring Heather Graham, Judah Lewis and Barbara Crampton; Glorious, starring J.K. Simmons and Ryan Kwanten, and The Endless, Blue Iguana starring Sam Rockwell.
Kalin-Hajdu is a two-time Canadian Screen Award nominated producer. He is producer and executive producer of The Sacrifice Game, starring Mena Massoud and Olivia Scott Welch, which was acquired by Shudder; and writer-producer of upcoming horror feature Mom, starring Emily Hampshire, François Arnaud, and Christian Convery.
Bob Portal, Amp’s Head of Production, said: “We’re really delighted to be working with Philip in this new capacity. His honest no-nonsense approach, and his ability to structure a production or international co-production to actually put the money on the screen is exactly what we need as we expand our capacity.”
Kalin-Hajdu added: “Amp’s hands-on approach from financing to physical production to sales makes them an ideal collaborator. They have shown time and again that they support filmmakers, take creative risks, and make an impact. It’s a bonus that the Amp team is made of good people. I can’t wait to work on the next one together!”