THE BLACK STORK PHILOSOPHY
Black Stork Productions was founded on the principle of producing interesting, progressive genre films with an eye for diversity in front of and behind the camera. With a strong emphasis on the economics of filmmaking, as well as highest standard quality control for all projects, Black Stork intends to make its mark on independent cinema with films that transcend their budgets and capture the imagination of audiences looking for something fresh - and scary.
WHO IS BEHIND BLACK STORK?
The seeds for Black Stork Productions were first sown when Erlingur Thoroddsen and Perri Nemiroff met at the Columbia University Film MFA program. Erlingur was there to study directing while Perri was there for creative producing, but they both shared an insatiable passion for the horror genre and soon began to collaborate on short film projects for school. Those shorts ended up being screened and awarded at festivals such as SXSW, Screamfest, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, New York Horror Film Festival, Reykjavik International Film Festival, and many others.
Upon graduation, they immediately decided to take the next logical step and make a feature film. And with that, Black Stork Productions was founded, both to help make their own first feature, as well as to discover new and exciting filmmakers to collaborate with.
Black Stork's first feature film, CHILD EATER, is currently in post-production and is anticipated to be released in early 2016. At the moment, there are three new feature films projects in development at Black Stork, scheduled to be filmed both in New York and in Iceland in 2016.
One of Black Stork's unique qualities is the fact that its founders come from different countries and continents. Perri is a native New Yorker while Erlingur is born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. Black Stork intends to make the most of that international background. In today's world of connectivity and social media, movies have never been more universal, and Black Stork is excited about the possibilities that come with the changing landscape of today's cinema culture.