Gunpowder and Sky, a fast-growing indie entertainment company, has announced its partnership with Circle of Confusion, a leading management and production company. The pair intends to develop and produce several feature films and series. The various projects will be sourced from writers, directors, and producers that have had work released on DUST and ALTER, Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi, and horror brands.
In addition to collaborating with creators to develop feature films and TV series based on the spectrum of IP coming out of DUST and ALTER, this joint-venture will also focus on nurturing new talent who will have the opportunity to be represented by Circle of Confusion’s managers. Among the newest to join the team is Jody Wilson (director and writer of Indigo, which was first released on DUST). She joins a roster which includes some of Hollywood’s hottest creatives including Lana and Lilly Wachowski (co-writers and co-directors of The Matrix), Derek Kolstad (writer of John Wick), Joe Robert Cole (writer of Black Panther), Daniel Minahan (director of “Deadwood”), Brian Duffield (writer of Insurgent), Doug Jung (writer of Star Trek Beyond), Lulu Wang (writer and director of The Farwell), Rachel Morrison (cinematographer for Mudbound), and Chad and Carey W. Hayes (writers of The Conjuring) to name a few.
When asked about the partnership, the partners at Circle of Confusion commented “We couldn’t be more excited about our collaboration with Gunpowder & Sky on their DUST and ALTER brands. DUST and ALTER are premier channels for the kind of cutting edge sci-fi and horror IP and creators that Circle has been successful with fostering for decades. Working with the Gunpowder & Sky team to launch these talented filmmakers and create exceptional film and television is a strategically seamless and powerful step for both our companies,”.
This news comes on the heels of DUST announcing its global expansion of the DUST OTT channel to the UK, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands. This availability comes after being previously available in more than 50 million U.S. households. DUST also recently released its second narrative podcast, “Flight 008”, which, in less than 15 days, claimed a spot on Apple’s “Top 50” Podcasts” charts and has held the #2 position on Apple’s “Top Fiction Podcasts” and “Top Science Fiction Podcasts” list for the past three weeks. DUST also just brought audiences the ultimate at-home experience with the first live stream premiere of filmmaker Neasa Hardiman’s critically-acclaimed Irish sci-fi/thriller, Sea Fever. And, on April 13th, Quibi premiered ALTER’s “50 States of Fright”, an anthology series Executive Produced by Sam Raimi. With all the quality content coming from these two brands, their future is bright, and our viewing devices are ready!