Gold Circle puts ‘Broken’ pic together

Female-driven thriller similar in tone to 'Rosemary's Baby'

Indie producer/distributor Gold Circle Films (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) will fully finance and produce mid-budget indie thriller “Broken,” from first-time feature writer-director Sean Ellis.

Pic, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks will produce with U.K.-based commercial and feature producer Lene Bausager — Ellis’ producing partner — is a contemporary female-driven thriller somewhat similar in tone to “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Don’t Look Now.”

Pic, which features a supernatural element and twist, centers on a woman who comes out of a coffee shop in a bustling city street and thinks she sees herself driving past in a car.

Disturbed by the event, woman follows the driver and sets out to find out who the woman in the car is and why she may be trying to replace her. Pic is expected to shoot this fall in Montreal with filmmakers next going out to cast.

Brit Ellis, who trained as a still photographer, began his career in the U.K. as a fashion photographer for hip music, fashion and lifestyle magazine the Face then became a musicvideo and commercials director. He shot two commercials for French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and his Japanese line Homme Object that aired on Japanese TV.

London-based Ellis also directed the award-winning musicvid “Never Ever” for the All Saints and wrote and directed the short “Left Turn.”

Ellis is repped by ICM and for commercials by Ridley and Tony Scott’s R.S.A. Films.

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