Pic financing shingle TinRes Entertainment is revving up plans to fund and produce six to eight films a year, bringing up to $50 million to the table annually for a period of five years.
Company is bowing here with the action comedy “Cut Off.” TinRes was formed by Florida-based financier Antony Mitchell, a specialist in niche financial products and one of the founders of Singer Asset Finance, and a group of unnamed investors.
A Brit who has lived Stateside for 20 years, Mitchell will serve as company’s CEO. He’s brought in another Brit, longtime foreign sales expert Robbie Little, along with his wife Ellen Little’s The Little Film Co., to consult on production and international sales.
Recent pics shepherded and sold by Little include foreign-language Oscar winner “Tsotsi” and chiller “An American Haunting.”
“The experience and relationships Robbie and Ellen have developed over the years provide an extremely valuable service in a very competitive marketplace,” said Mitchell.
TinRes will look to fully finance, co-finance with studios, or go the traditional gap financing route.
“Cut Off” is about an heiress who is forced to do without her $20,000 weekly allowance. Pic, currently in post and helmed and produced by Gino Cabanas (“The Cross”), stars Amanda Brooks, Malcolm McDowell, Anne Archer, Faye Dunaway and Thomas Ian Nicholas. Vine Entertainment’s Matthew Fisher co-produces.