Current Projects

O.G. (2019) Premiere HBO February 2019

Filmed in a working maximum-security prison in Indiana, O.G. follows Louis Menkins (Jeffrey Wright), once the head of a prominent prison gang, in the final weeks of his 24-year long sentence. Louis' impending release is upended when he takes a new arrival, Beecher (played by newcomer Theothus Carter), who is being courted by gang leadership, under his wing. As Louis comes to grips with the indelibility of his crime and the challenge of re-entering society, his freedom hangs in the balance as he struggles to save Beecher.

Isabelle (2018)

In the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, Isabelle is about an all-American couple whose dream of starting a family is shattered after they move into the perfect New England neighborhood.

Once settled, they soon descend into the depths of terror as they struggle to survive a genuine threat from a dark presence that appears to want to end their very lives.

Last Rituals

Scanbox, Rob Heydon Productions line up 'Last Rituals' (exclusive)

Scanbox chairman and CEO Joni Sighvatsson and Toronto producer Rob Heydon are moving ahead on the six-part Nordic Noir series Last Rituals based on the Icelandic ‘Thora’ mysteries.

The partners have earmarked a first quarter 2018 start on the Canada-Iceland co-production based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s first book in the series, 2005 global hit Last Rituals. The story follows Thora Gudmundsdottir, a single mother and lawyer in Reykjavik who moonlights as a detective.

Los Angeles-based Sighvatsson acquired the rights several years ago and is developing with Rob Heydon Productions, Canadian broadcaster CHCH, and Telemunchen, which holds German rights and serves as international sales agent on the series.

”This will be a book adaptation set and produced in Iceland in English language,” Sighvatsson said. “There’s not been a female-driven, worldwide hit Scandinavian crime story in some time. We think this material is quite unique. It’s a procedural with a much more humanistic element.”

The Icelandic native produced this year’s Icelandic smash I Remember You, another Sigurdardottir adaptation that ranks as the fourth highest local release of all time and sold 50,000 tickets in a country of 330,000. He served as executive producer on current US release Wind River, and his many producer credits include Killer Elite and K-19: The Widowmaker.

Heydon said he expected interior shoots and post-production to take part in Canada. Heydon and Sighvatsson collaborated on upcoming horror film Isabelle (formerly The Wanting) for Lakeshore Entertainment.

The Canadian, who served as executive producer on recent Toronto Midnight Madness selection The Crescent and produced Irving Welsh adaptation Ecstasy, is ramping up at his Toronto company and has brought on Duane Murray as vice-president of development.

“Duane’s writing and producing experience and knowledge of story and character have already had a tremendous effect on our development properties,” Heydon said.

Fox and Hare

Fox and Hare is a humorous and imaginative 3D animation series about a surprising mix of animals living together in a forest. All the storylines revolve around Fox, a good-humoured extra-large sized fox, and Hare, a sensitive friendly hare, and their forest friends.

During their daily activities they experience funny, scary, crazy, challenging and exciting moments. Through friendship and imagination they answer questions and solve their daily problems in an original and creative way.

Follow the bright and cheerful adventures of the most unexpected forest friends imaginable. Fox has a taste for the finer things in life while his best pal Hare, is rather more responsible and gentle. They come up against problems of all shapes and sizes, along with the rest of the animals in the neighbourhood. There's a sweet, innocent Owl, headstrong Tusk, a Ping Wing, and many more. With a little hard work, a lot of imagination, and the closest of friendships, they're sure to get there in the end.

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