UPDATE with more producer info: Borderline Films, the collective from founders Josh Mond, Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos that has spawned the pics Martha Marcy May Marlene, Afterschool, Simon Killer and James White, is launching a new label.
Borderline Presents, will which serve as executive producer to help promote new filmmakers, already has a first pic in the hopper: the Sundance Film Festival NEXT title The Eyes Of My Mother from Nicolas Pesce. The stylized black-and-white pic explores the dark obsessions of a lonely young woman in the wake of a tragedy in the countryside. Pesce presented the concept to Josh Mond while working on James White, which won the NEXT Audience Award in 2015. Borderline ended up overseeing the production from the development process through to postproduction. Jacob Wasserman, Schulyer Weiss and Max Born produced and veteran publicist Adam Kersh is co-executive producer.
“We started Borderline Films so that we had each other’s support and felt safe making the films we wanted to make,” said Mond in announcing the deal 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 Borderline trio met at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and have rotated roles as writer, director, and producer on the company’s titles. Its latest pic, the Sundance-premiering, Campos-directed Christine, stars Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall and is based on the true story of a Florida TVnews reporter who took her own life on camera in the 1970s. Mond and Durkin are exec producing.