XYZ Films And GFC Films Unveil The First Look Photo Set Featuring Eiza González And Aaron Paul In Flying Lotus’ Sci-Fi Thriller ASH
Eiza González and Aaron Paul co-star in the new sci-fi thriller Ash, directed by Flying Lotus and based on an original screenplay written by Jonni Remmler. Iko Uwais, Beulah Koale and Kate Elliot round out the cast.
XYZ Films and GFC Films are producing, with Neill Blomkamp (DISTRICT 9) and Echo Lake onboard as exec producers. XYZ Films is co-financing alongside IPR.VC. Flying Lotus is also set to compose an original score on the film.
LOGLINE: When a woman (Gonzalez) wakes up on a distant planet and finds the crew of her space station viciously killed, she must decide if she can trust the man (Paul) sent to rescue her.
Ash also serves as a follow up collaboration between XYZ and GFC, having successfully worked together on NZ Oscar entry THE DEAD LANDS from Toa Fraser, which was presented to the US market by James Cameron and Toa’s next feature 6 DAYS starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish which was a global hit on Netflix.
Flying Lotus aka Steven Ellison is a genre-bending Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, filmmaker, rapper and founder/owner of Brainfeeder Records.
Since 2006, Ellison has released six studio albums to global critical acclaim and composed much of the bumper music heard on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. His debut film KUSO premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, and last year he executive produced and scored the successful Netflix anime series YASUKE, directed by LeSean Thomas (“The Boondocks”) and starring LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You, “Atlanta”) based on the real historical figure of a famed Black samurai. Most recently Steven wrote, directed and scored a segment for the latest installment of the anthology franchise V/H/S/99.
XYZ’s current projects include Cannes Director’s Fortnight title IN FLAMES, Berlin competition title BLACKBERRY from director Matt Johnson which stars Glenn Howerton and Jay Baruchel, SEVEN VEILS starring Amanda Seyfried and directed by Atom Egoyan, Sundance selection RUN RABBIT RUN directed by Dana Reid and starring Sarah Snook, DANIELA FOREVER to be directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Henry Golding and Beatrice Grannò.
Current titles for GFC Films include A MISTAKE, Christine Jeffs medical drama currently in post-production with Elizabeth Banks in the lead, THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK based on Mark Manson’s global and No.1 New York Times best seller.