Quibi Announces SURVIVE Starring Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins
Directed by Mark Pellington, From EMH Consulting Group, Inc and Gunpowder & Sky
LOS ANGELES, CA - September 16, 2019 - Quibi, EMH Consulting Group, Inc and Gunpowder & Sky, a fast growing independent global entertainment company, announced today that Sophie Turner ("Game of Thrones", Dark Phoenix) and Corey Hawkins (BlacKkKlansman, Straight Outta Compton) have been cast as the lead roles in SURVIVE a new thriller directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, Mothman Prophecies).
Logline: When Jane's (Sophie Turner) plane crashes on a remote snow-covered mountain, she must pull herself out of the wreckage and fight for her life alongside Paul (Corey Hawkins), the only other remaining survivor. Together they embark on a harrowing journey out of the wilderness, battling brutal conditions and personal traumas in this thrilling drama based on the critically acclaimed novel, SURVIVE, by Alex Morel.
Starring: Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins
Director: Mark Pellington
Writers: Richard Abate and Jeremy Ungar
Producers: Cary Granat, Ed Jones and Richard Abate
Executive Producers: Van Toffler, Floris Bauer and Barry Barclay for Gunpowder & Sky
Produced by: EMH Consulting Group, Inc, Gunpowder & Sky
SURVIVE has been greenlit for Quibi and is currently in production. Sophie Turner is repped by CAA and Independent Talent. Corey Hawkins is repped by CAA and Shelter PR.
"After reading the script, it was clear that we'd need to find the right artist to take on the lead role in Survive and we couldn't be happier than to have Sophie starring who brings a high caliber of talent to the table," said Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky. "I'm also thrilled to be making a movie with Mark Pellington who had the office next to me at MTV in the 80s and has grown to be an exceptional director."
"We are fortunate to be producing a project that will positively impact a generation who have struggled with self worth, identity, and finding their sense of purpose. We have an incredible script, visionary director, a dream cast, and an innovative partner in Quibi to help us reach millions of people in a groundbreaking way! Ed Jones and I are thrilled to be part of this journey" said Cary Granat, CEO of EMH Consulting Group, Inc. and Producer.
"I couldn't be more honored to portray the role of Jane in Survive for Quibi" said Sophie Turner. "She's a complex character fighting against the odds to not only save her life, but to also find her own source of strength and courage. I only hope this can impact anyone struggling with self-worth to understand they are braver than they know and to seek the support they need"
ABOUT GUNPOWDER & SKY
Gunpowder & Sky is a fast growing independent global entertainment company, creating premium content unrestricted by format, as well as genre-specific destinations for the streaming generation.
Since its inception in 2016, Gunpowder & Sky has released more than 30 feature films and series, as well as hundreds of short films theatrically, on TVOD as well as in partnership with leading platforms such as HBO, Netflix, MTV, Hulu, Sky, Showtime, DirecTV, Amazon, Facebook, YouTube, and soon Quibi and HBO Max.
With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of more than 1500 titles. Notable films and series include The Little Hours, Cam, Hearts Beat Loud, Lords of Chaos, Her Smell, Tragedy Girls, Summer of 84, Villains, Hounds of Love, "50 States of Terror" and "Drawn and Recorded".
With an audience of more than 50M monthly unique visitors, Gunpowder & Sky's current streaming networks include DUST, a sci-fi brand that presents thought-provoking visions of the future; ALTER, a new horror brand that explores the human condition through warped perspectives; and CUT, an unscripted comedy brand that is home to "Truth or Drink" and "Grandmas Smoking Weed". DUST, ALTER and CUT are presently distributed on HBO, Vizio TV, Comcast FLEX, Roku, YouTube, Facebook, AT&T, DirecTV, Sinclair, Samsung TV Plus and Instagram.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York and London, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, in partnership with The Chernin Group and AT&T.
ABOUT EMH CONSULTING GROUP INC.
EMH Consulting Group, Inc. is a Consultancy and film operations group that represents foreign governments in their effort to build and/or rebuild their film and television operations into sustainable industries.
Quibi is a mobile-first media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Quibi is the first entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today's leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. For more information visit www.quibi.com.