Evans and PTC back filmmaker's directorial debut

The Robert Evans Co. and Henri Kessler’s Pacific Transmedia Corp. are fully financing “SecretStone,” the feature directorial debut of Sean Stone.

They have also negotiated a first-look deal for three more films from the helmer, who is Oliver Stone’s son.

photos/_storypics/Stone_Sean-10-08.jpg” vspace=”3″ hspace=”3″ align=”left”>Stone begins lensing in July in New Jersey. Budget is estimated at $2 million. Ellen Wander’s Film Bridge Intl. is handling international sales and repping the film at Cannes.

Stone penned “SecretStone” with Alexander Wraith. Storyline revolves around a group of filmmakers who are shooting inside a haunted psychiatric hospital famous for its radical treatment of patients. They quickly discover they are not alone.

Pic stars Stone, Wraith and Antonella Lentini. It also features a cameo from screen legend Monique Van Vooren.

Producers are Mind the GAP/Headlong Entertainment’s Kaila York and Giulia Prenna. Kessler is exec producing.

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