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Filmmaker funded distribution that provides filmmakers with direct input into deployment and releasing, all while collecting a majority of all adjusted gross revenues.
Nationwide distribution of feature films across all right, from theatrical to ancillary. We target to acquire between 60-80 titles per year.
Development of long form tv series and feature films; including the procurement of IP and adaptive properties.
Providing production financing for feature films ranging in budgets under 25.0 MM USD.
Originally from Cartago, Colombia, Mark Sonoda was raised and educated on the sunny shores of Miami, Florida. After studying business administration and international marketing at the University of Connecticut, Mark returned to Miami to earn his BA in Film Production / Screenwriting from Miami International University. His career within the film industry began during his college years, in the world of music videos and commercials. Mark quickly emerged as a solid line producer, which earned him the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s leading commercial / music video directors. In 2001, he took a post in feature film development and production in New York City, New York. In 2003, after working on over a dozen feature films, Mark left NYC to serve as production consultant for Warner Brothers International in Australia and Romania. After completing his tenure with WB and returning stateside, he joined the development team at Eclectic Pictures, a production company of Millennium / Nu Image Films. After working on Bobby Z (Paul Walker, Lawrence Fishbourne & Olivia Wilde), My Mom’s New Boyfriend (Meg Ryan, Antonio Banderas & Colin Hanks) and over two dozen other pictures over his tenure, Mark left Eclectic and created Red Shogun Pictures, a new production company dedicated to producing privately financed, independent motion pictures. Since founding RSP, Mark has been involved in the financing, production and distribution of over 20 films. In the summer of 2011, Mark establish R3 International, a vertically integrated entertainment company, which merged with RSP. In 2014, Mark founded Dauntless Studios, an independent distribution company that acquires feature films and provides turn-key film distribution to independent filmmakers seeking to break away from the standard studio model.
Brent works with Mark to manage the planning, delivery and successful execution for each of our partner film projects at Dauntless Studios. A native of the Midwest, Brent grew up in Missouri and graduated from Northwestern University on the North side of Chicago. He started his professional career at Deluxe Video Services, and spent the past 15 years helping companies across varied industries put structure and standardization around their core business processes. Brent now brings his experience in successful operations management to Dauntless Studios.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Annika began her film career in 2014 working for R3 International. In a short period of time, she rose through the company ranks and was heading up marketing / sales for the company’s film catalogue. In 2015, she join Dauntless Studios as Head of Technology, while also serving as an acquisition executive.
In 2016, she join Dauntless Studios as an Acquisition Executive, while also serving as a film festival acquisition specialist and technical advisor.
In order to raise the money needed to save their neighborhood from the hands of a ruthless development company, a misfit group of street soccer players must come together as a real team to win a local soccer tournament and use the prize money to save their community.
The Team tells the tale of a group of street soccer players from all walks of life who must come together to save their favorite soccer pitch from ruthless developers. The story is loosely based on the very real urban phenomenon of gentrification happening all over the world, as large construction companies are displacing and destroying small communities in their pursuit of ever higher profits.
Raffaello Micheli, the son of a famous painter, tries unsuccessfully to follow in the footsteps of his father, until cleaning lady Maria, inspires him without even knowing it. Their art, created by accident, forces them to work together.
On the brink of their beloved single screen independent movie theater being shut down forever, a misfit band of theater workers face the corporate evil, foreclosure and the unthinkable…having to decide what they want to be when and if they ever grow up. Concessionaires Assemble!
Years after his release from jail, Sam Parsons is trying to build the his life with his wife Courtney and their young daughter Harper. He works hard to provide for his family and afford their beautiful home in their quiet suburban neighborhood. When supernatural occurrences start to happen in the house, Sam fears for the safety of his wife and daughter. When the occurrences turn into attacks, Sam hires Corbin Carlysle and his reality TV show ghost hunting team known as “The Ghost Killers”, to help him battle the dark entity that’s lurking in the shadows of his home. As things start to escalate and it becomes clear that this entity is much more dangerous than your typical ghost, complication arise when Corbin and his team are more focused on the fame and fortune. To win this fight Sam must battle his own inner demons and revert back to his violent past. In order to save the ones he loves a Demon must face a Demon.
Back in 1968, a one-hit wonder rock band from Appleton, Wisconsin vanished in a plane crash somewhere in the Swiss Alps. Now, 50 years later, the aircraft has just been discovered with the Squirrels still inside – frozen alive. After they’re returned home, thawed, and are struggling to return to their former selves, the IRS arrests them for owing a half century of back taxes. To stay out of prison, the Squirrels have to prove they can pay the money back by convincing the government they’re capable of performing once again. Unfortunately, they’re not.
An intense, boldly cinematic new vision which focuses on a cult-like group and the vulnerable young man who becomes involved in their agenda.
A intravert loner is tracking a mythical beast that he believes is responsible for his fiancé’s disappearance. All the while his younger brother, who is assisting him, is attempting to keep the local town people from locking his reclusive brother up for murder.
Film is currently in Pre-Production / Packaging. Principal Photography is scheduled to commence in Jan. 2018
The teenage daughter of a religious fanatic attempts to escape her twisted family life when three strangers break down near their remote farmhouse and interrupt her fathers delusional family suicide pact.
Film is currently in Post-Production.
A modern-day bootlegging story about a brother (Boe) and sister (Bird) trying to make ends meet for their family. It is accepted that Bird and Boe are the best ‘leggers in the mountains. They are hired by a group of bank robbers to ‘leg stolen money across county lines avoiding the police, FBI, and rival bootleggers. They overcome all odds to give hope at a better life for their family.
A struggling theatre director battles his shortcomings and insecurities after falling in with a girl he considers ‘out of his league’ in a hilarious tale of finding – and keeping – love.
Film is currently Packaging / Pre-Production.
A lone survivor (Mike Gatsby) of a brutal, ritualistic mass murder stumbles out of the Muskat Woods barely alive. A seasoned, veteran detective (Det. Peter Rancini) and his bright eyed young partner (Det. Kevin Douglas) are assigned to investigate and interview the lone survivor. As the men dive deep into the investigation, they come to discover that the truth about this case and all the victims might be linked to the suspicious suicide of a New York socialite seven years earlier. With the safety and life of their only witness in the balance, the duo must do all they can to apprehend and stop their relentless perpetrator.
Film is currently Packaging / Re-Development. Principal Photography is projected to commence in Summer 2017.
A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
A young 14 year old is faced with the difficult decision of reporting her abusive step father or taking matter into her own hands. All the while, a renown demon and angel squared off in a duel of influence, in the hopes of winning the soul of the young girl for their respective side.
SLASHER is a horror/comedy story that pays homage to the classic horror movies of the 1980s. It’s Hot Tub Time Machine meets Friday the 13th, with everything we loved from the slasher genre, without getting lost in satire.
Film is currently Packaging. Principal Photography has not be determined.
Clinton is convinced that Casey is a figment of his imagination. But seriously, what would a girl like her see in a guy like him? It seems that lately people are seeing all sorts of things in him, but the problem is that he can’t see them himself.
A private investigator is hired by a dying, old woman who claims that a comatose woman in a small, remote town is her missing daughter; who vanished 20 years earlier. The PI seeks out this town, and quickly uncovers that this comatose woman’s condition maybe related to a dark, ominous presence that has befallen upon this town. BRIAR ROSE is a neo noir retelling of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.
Film is currently in development. Principal Photography has not be determined.
A world famous creature creator has fallen on hard times. His once glorious horror film creations have lost their luster and his imagination. As he begins to reach the darkest portions of his depression, he begins to experience surreal experiences with his creations. Edging on madness and the sudden, mysterious death of his lovely wife, he is faced with having to create one last creature to save him from his past creations killing him.
Film is currently in packaging. Principal Photography is scheduled to commence in late Summer 2017.
Thanks to a devastating nuclear war, a group of people find themselves crammed in together in a shelter in rural Texas, struggling to cope with radiation poisoning, grief and claustrophobia.
In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution.
When a Caucasian, married couple give birth to an African American child; TOM is faced with an internal turmoil about the real possibility that his wife has been having an affair with his long time best friend and business colleague. Riddled with doubt, self loathing and anger; Tom has to uncover the truth and learn to accept that his life may forever be changed by the real truth.
Film is currently in Post-Production.
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