LOST BOY next in line for PostPanic Pictures

PostPanic Pictures announce ambitious film project for directing duo Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns

09 JUNE 2015, AMSTERDAM
Summary
With the acclaimed success of Mischa Rozema's SUNDAYS, PostPanic Pictures loses no time in revealing their next exciting project LOST BOY, written and directed by the visionary duo of Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns. LOST BOY is an ambitious sci-fi concept heavily influenced by the American action classics and Japanese samurai films. LOST BOY represents the second feature in a series of director-driven film projects from the Amsterdam-based production company, PostPanic Pictures.

With the acclaimed success of Mischa Rozema's SUNDAYS, PostPanic Pictures loses no time in revealing their next exciting project LOST BOY, written and directed by the visionary duo of Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns. LOST BOY is an ambitious sci-fi concept heavily influenced by the American action classics and Japanese samurai films. LOST BOY represents the second feature in a series of director-driven film projects from the Amsterdam-based production company, PostPanic Pictures. The online release of the SUNDAYS sci-fi concept short and script launched an intense bidding war, and Warner Brothers quickly picked up SUNDAYS as a studio production in March 2015. Rozema, who conceived and co-wrote the SUNDAYS story, will be directing, with PostPanic Pictures co-producing alongside Chernin Entertainment. In similar exposure, the aim of PostPanic Pictures is to produce a LOST BOY concept short to accompany the film and set the international community alight once again.


Anthony Scott Burns and Ash Thorp are a familiar name in the international creative community, having built up a great reputation for their notable contributions to feature films and commercial work. Anthony Scott Burns is also currently attached to the high profile sci-fi feature ALPHA, written by New York Times bestselling author Daniel H. Wilson, and produced by Brad Pitt. Having worked individually in the creative industry for the past 15 years, the directing partnership of Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns was a natural next step for the instinctually creatively-matched pair, and they debuted as a directing duo for the prestigious 2014 OFFF Festival (Barcelona) main titles.

LOST BOY is sure to instantly capture viewers with its highly visual and unparalleled sci-fi world. The idea of LOST BOY was born years back by Ash Thorp’s passion for sketching out these unique characters and scenarios, which quickly gained a huge fan base. Once Anthony Scott Burns and Ash Thorp joined together for collaborative efforts on LOST BOY, it further evolved with a fascinating storyline and uncompromising vision of society’s far distant future sure to surprise audiences. By partnering with PostPanic Productions, LOST BOY is able to finally answer their fans’ demands and share this unique story and vision with all viewers. Thorp stated, “LOST BOY is such a pure source of inspiration for me personally. It’s amazing to receive such overwhelming positive responses from the community and from our new partnership with PostPanic.”

PostPanic Pictures is developing LOST BOY along with its concept short, due for completion early 2016.

SUNDAYS and LOST BOY are only the beginning for PostPanic Pictures. With more films scheduled to be announced over the next few months, we advise you to watch this space. PostPanic Pictures is determined not only to create emotionally and visually memorable stories, but to also bring them to realisation in a fresh, new developmental approach.

Quotes
"Lost Boy is the ultimate passion project. A machine fuelled by the ultra cool. Driven by two of my favourite visionary directors. A world so extreme, they had to create a new universe: Welcome to Lost Boy." MISCHA ROZEMA, PRODUCER, POSTPANIC PICTURES
"For me, LOST BOY is an attempt to get back to that child-like mind that would sit and draw worlds that live in my mind for hours on end. It's a form of language for me both artistically and conceptually." ASH THORP, CO-DIRECTOR, LOST BOY
"For PostPanic Pictures this seems like the perfect project to follow up SUNDAYS with. We have been great fans of Thorp and Scott-Burns's work over the years and LOST BOY has the promise of an amazing visual experience coupled with unique story telling. The perfect recipe. We're going to apply our expertise to develop and produce a killer Concept Short and hopefully its going to blow everyone away." JULES TERVOORT, PRODUCER, POSTPANIC PICTURES
"We are extremely excited to bring LOST BOY into a new realm of consciousness and couldn’t be more pleased to be teaming up with the PostPanic family to make this a reality." ASH THORP & ANTHONY SCOTT-BURNS, DIRECTORS, LOST BOY
"SUNDAYS and LOST BOY are only the beginning. We have more films coming out under the PostPanic Pictures banner so watch this space. We are determined to not only create emotionally and visually memorable stories but also bring them to realisation in a fresh, new developmental approach." ANIA MARKHAM, PRODUCER, POSTPANIC PICTURES
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About PostPanic

PostPanic is an internationally awarded and respected Dutch film company.

PostPanic is made up of three divisions: PostPanic (commercial film), PanicProgram (emerging commercial talent) and PostPanic Pictures (long format film).

Founded in 1997, PostPanic closely guards its unique creative attitude and continues to produce memorable visual work for the advertising, entertainment, broadcast, retail and music industries worldwide.

The Amsterdam home is made up of a permanent international team composed of producers, directors and creatives specializing in live action, motion graphics/animation, VFX and installations.  PostPanic also host and curate the popular bi-annual inspiration evenings, The PanicRoom (an invite-only night for the Amsterdam creative community).

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