SOURCE: New Deal Studios

April 23, 2009 06:00 ET

New Deal Studios' First Co-Production, "100 Feet," Premieres on Sci-Fi Channel

MARINA DEL REY, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - New Deal Studios' first co-production, "100 Feet," a thriller starring Famke Janssen and Ed Westwick, premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel this Sunday, April 26th, followed by a DVD release through Hollywood Video on April 28th. "100 Feet" is the first project to be released under the production shingle of New Deal Studios.

In "100 Feet" a woman, played by Famke Janssen, is put under house arrest for killing her abusive husband in self-defense. While confined to a 100' perimeter in her house, she discovers that the house is haunted by the ghost of her dead husband.

Academy Award® winning producer Jonathan Sanger entrusted New Deal co-founder Matthew Gratzner to join the production team as visual effects supervisor and then co-producer because of his talents as a visual artist, director and his keen business sense.

During post, New Deal's digital division began work on the project and completed over 220 digital effects shots for the film in a short eight-week period with a tight budget. Simultaneously, Gratzner worked with the editor to re-cut the film, designed and shot several inserts, supervised the digital intermediate and created a new sequence for the very last scene of the picture.

Building on 14 years of experience in design, visuals effects and photography has earned New Deal a reputation for filmmaking, in addition to its stellar history of effects artistry. Its experience on studio projects has allowed New Deal to refine the film production workflow and evolve into a 21st Century Studio. The vision for New Deal Studios is to be the live-action Pixar. New Deal is passionate about amazing storytelling executed with unparalleled creativity and production management.

About New Deal Studios:

New Deal Studios was founded in 1995 by Matthew Gratzner, Ian Hunter and Shannon Blake Gans. This artist owned, independent company is housed in Marina del Rey, California. NDS uses a diverse palette of artistic tools that range from the art department, workshop, production, to the digital department on its projects. Creativity and solid management practices are the foundation upon which NDS has grown over the years and why major studios continue to entrust NDS with projects such as "Batman: The Dark Knight" and "Night At The Museum 2," "Alice in Wonderland," "Terminator: Salvation" and "Shutter Island."

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