EXCLUSIVE: LA-based indie Enderby Entertainment has set a new production fund to finance two to four projects annually from various domestic and international partners with budgets of up to $15M. The first to be greenlit is Texas-set thriller The Storm. Nelson McCormick (The Stepfather, Prom Night) is directing from a script by Josh Campbell. Enderby partner Rick Dugdale will produce with Peter Toumasis; Enderby’s Daniel Petrie Jr (Beverly Hills Cop) is executive producing. Slated to shoot later this year, the film takes place in the midst of Texas storm season as a cold-blooded criminal seeks revenge on the small town sheriff who sent him to prison a decade earlier. With the sheriff mortally wounded, only an inexperienced deputy is left to protect the locals who are caught in the crossfire after a tornado rips through the town, cutting it off from the outside world.
“We are excited to start financing new projects at Enderby, and are looking forward to collaborating with our partners on a variety of projects. We will always be mindful of our fiscal responsibility in the endeavor, as one of our key points is to protect our investors with the priority being the price point,” says Dugdale.
Enderby is currently in post-production in Sweden on Go With Me, the modern-day fable that’s set in a logging community and stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook. Electric Entertainment is selling at the EFM. In addition, they have surfer thriller Dawn Patrol, directed by Petrie Jr and starring Scott Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, and Rita Wilson which premiered in Austin, and Rosemont, an indie drama starring Grace Zabriskie and Brad Dourif.