April 15, 2015
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Our Man In Brussels: Peter Phok talks film finance

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Screen Daily recaps Frontiers Market with quotes from producer Peter Phok (The Roost, Beneath, Sacrement, In a Valley of Violence, etc) From the article:

Having worked with Ti West, Glass Eye Pix’s Peter Phok brought up the DIY approach to film-making and just going out there and shooting without finance necessarily in place, adding that it’s increasingly become about “taking advantage of what you have” with the lack of film funds available in the US.

“A lot of films are put together mainly through equity and now all the states have a tax credit incentive, so we’ll get a script and as much as it’s about shooting where makes sense, you have to look at those incentives and start to build your budget around those,” explained Phok.

“It’s not a privilege to be a film-maker; it’s something that if you want to do, you do it. Even when I did make money at the start of my career, it wasn’t very much. You invest in yourself and you work with what you have.”

Read more here: Experts debate genre film finance models

June 6, 2014
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Ti West’s THE SACRAMENT Now In Theaters

Ti West’s THE SACRAMENT, produced by GEP pals Jacob Jaffke and Peter Phok, starring AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Kentucker Audley, and Gene Jones, opens TODAY in New York at Cinema Village and in Toronto at Carlton Cinema, with more cities starting next week. Check out the official site for all the screenings. Also On Demand and on iTunes.

And get a look at the film in this red-band clip from IGN!:

April 28, 2014
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Stanley Film Festival 2014 Recap!

GEP had a great time bringing TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE to the Stanley Film Festival! Check out the TALES: STANLEY EDITION official trailer below and see pics from the fest here.