Gunpowder & Sky, through their latest division ALTER, will be releasing Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s VILLAINS in theaters this fall. The dark comedy made its World Premiere to rave reviews at SXSW.
Mickey and Jules are lovers on the run, headed southbound for a fresh start in the Sunshine State. When their car dies after a gas station robbery, they break into a nearby house looking for a new set of wheels. What they find instead is a dark secret and a sweet-as-pie pair of homeowners who will do anything to keep it from getting out.
VILLAINS stars Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan, and Kyra Sedgwick. The film is directed and written by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen.
VILLAINS is co-produced by BRON Studios, Star Thrower Entertainment, Creative Wealth Media Finance, and The Realm Films
ALTER, a division of global content studio Gunpowder & Sky, is a new horror brand for novel stories exploring the human condition through warped perspectives.
Giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers, ALTER’s owned and operated channel is distributed across YouTube and Facebook where two short films or series are released each week. In addition to curating and distributing award-winning content, ALTER develops unique stories with some of the most innovative minds in the genre through its ALTER Studio projects – which are not bound to a particular platform or format.
Recent releases include the official 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection, Summer of 84, the thriller directed by RKSS (“Turbo Kid”); CAM (in partnership with Blumhouse), winner of Best Screenplay at this year’s Fantasia Festival, which was acquired by Netflix; and Goodnight, Gracie from Stellan Kendrick, one of ALTER‘s first exclusive premieres.
Projects currently in development include “50 States of Terror”, in partnership with Executive Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman) and DIGA Studios (MTV’s “Scream”). The anthology is the first announced series for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup, Quibi.