Locomotive Distribution has launched Firebox as a new distribbing arm for the horror and thriller genres.
Locomotive unveiled the new operation Thursday.
First feature to be released under the new shingle will be “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You,” written and directed by Michael A. Pinckney.
Locomotive Distribution and Black Noise Media will premiere the film at the Williamsburg International Film Festival in Brooklyn on Friday. Several members of the cast are set to appear, including Nashawn Kearse, Michael Mosley and Michael K. Williams.
“Knowing that the horror and thriller genres have such loyal and passionate fan bases, we felt the time was right to launch a specialty label to focus on these kinds of feature films,” said Colleen Seldin, CEO of Locomotive Distribution. “Considering our expanding slate of films and television programming and the talent attached to these projects, this new initiative will give these films the special treatment they deserve. Additionally, it lets filmmakers know that genre films have a place in Locomotive’s ever expanding slate.”
Locomotive Distribution will handle worldwide sales and distribution for the film.
Firebox is handling foreign sales on the feature film debut of directors Elizabeth Mitchell and Brek Taylor’s “Island” which stars Janet McTeer, Natalie Press and Colin Morgan. The new shingle is also involved in the upcoming feature film “Fear Clinic” based on the web series of the same name, which is set to star Robert Englund, directed by Robert Hall and produced by Mark B. Johnson, Aaron R. Drane, George Alexandrou and Kevin Cain.