Astron-6

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Astron-6
IndustryFilm
Founded2007
HeadquartersCanada
Key people
Adam Brooks
Jeremy Gillespie
Matt Kennedy
Conor Sweeney
Steven Kostanski
Websitewww.astron-6.com

Astron-6 is a Canadian film production and directing company founded in 2007 by Adam Brooks and Jeremy Gillespie.[1][2] The company later expanded to include Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney and Steven Kostanski, who are now equal partners in the company. Astron-6 is known for producing low-budget, 80's-centric, independent movies that often combine horror with comedy.

A planned 2012 documentary No Sleep, No Surrender, which detailed the making and production of their 2011 film Father's Day, was never completed, though a teaser trailer was released.[3] The follow-up to Father's Day, a Giallo-inspired horror comedy, The Editor, was directed by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy in 2014.

In 2016, Astron-6 produced the web series Divorced Dad. The series was described by the filmmakers as 'a love letter to the endearingly incompetent cable access television shows created by far from screen-ready small town celebrities during the 1980s and 90s'.[4]

Gillespie and Kostanski directed the 2016 horror film The Void, intended as a departure from Astron-6's more comedic work. The film showcases more of Kostanski's creature and practical effects as seen in Astron-6's earlier films.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fake Trailer leads to movie deal for locals". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Women in Horror 2013: The Ladies of Astron-6". Fangoria. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ "No Sleep, No Surrender: The Making of "Father's Day" - Teaser Trailer". Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Astron-6 Return with "Divorced Dad" Web Series". Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Astron-6 (review)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Father's Day". Fangoria. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  7. ^ "Father's Day". Fangoria. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Astron-6 team tap Kier, Risk for "THE EDITOR"". Fangoria. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Jeremy Gillespie (MANBORG, W is for WISH from THE ABC'S OF DEATH 2". Dread Central. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Chowboys Trailer". Vimeo. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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