Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman and Bokeem Woodbine join Boyd Holbrook in the cast of “In the Shadow of the Moon”
The Film Began Shooting July 4
- Log Line: Philly police officer struggles with a lifelong obsession to track a mysterious serial killer whose crimes defy explanation.
- Director: Jim Mickle
- Writers: Gregory Weidman and Geoff Tock
- Producers: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill for Automatik, Ben Pugh for 42, Linda Moran and Jim Mickle for Nightshade
- Exec producers: Fred Berger, Rory Aitken
- Cast: Boyd Holbrook (Logan, Narcos), Emmy nominee and Golden Globe/SAG winner Michael C. Hall (Safe, Cold In July), Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth, White Famous), Emmy Award nominee Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo (TV), Spider-Man: Homecoming)
- The Netflix film is currently filming and will be released worldwide in 2019
Automatik is a Los Angeles based film and television production company led by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger, and partnered with Grandview Management. Berger and Kavanaugh-Jones have produced over 60 films including Jeff Nichols’ films TAKE SHELTER, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, and LOVING, as well as the INSIDIOUS Chapters, the SINISTER series, and THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE. Berger received an Academy Award® nomination and won Golden Globe, BAFTA, PGA, BFCA, and NY Film Critics Circle awards for Damien Chazelle's LA LA LAND starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
Since Kavanaugh-Jones and Berger partnered in 2016, they are off to a prolific start, making over 20 films together, including Reed Morano’s I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW, Max Minghella’s TEEN SPIRIT, Leigh Whannell’s UPGRADE, Hany Abu-Assad’s THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, André Øvredal's MORTAL, Lennart Ruff’s THE TITAN, Nia DaCosta’s LITTLE WOODS, Rowan Athale’s STRANGE BUT TRUE, and Wayne Roberts’ RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE.
The duo are currently in post-production on DESTROYER starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Karyn Kusama, Chris Weitz’s OPERATION FINALE starring Oscar Isaac and Sir Ben Kingsley, and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s DREAMLAND starring Margot Robbie.
42 is a management and production company, with offices in London and Los Angeles. Established in 2013, 42 is run by five partners: producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh and managers Kate Buckley, Cathy King and Josh Varney.
42’s management division represents an eclectic range of high profile and emerging talent. The company’s client list includes actors, writers, directors, producers, and casting directors.
Current and recent releases include IN DARKNESS, directed by Anthony Byrne and starring Natalie Dormer and Ed Skrein and THE TITAN starring Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling.
Films in pre-production include IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON directed by Jim Mickle and starring Boyd Holbrook which is being financed by Netflix. Films in post-production include André Øvredal’s MORTAL, a fantasy adventure based on ancient Norwegian mythology. 42 to produce IRONBARK starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Dominic Cooke.
Previous film credits include Øvredal’s THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE; Eran Creevy’s COLLIDE, starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ben Kingsley; war drama SAND CASTLE starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill, which was released on Netflix globally; THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, for 20thCentury Fox, directed by Johannes Roberts; London-based crime thriller WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, exec produced by Ridley Scott; and the BAFTA-nominated feature film SHIFTY, starring Riz Ahmed.
42’s TV projects in production include JERUSALEM, a 6-part drama series commissioned by Channel 4, written by Bash Doran, currently shooting, and starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Emma Appleton, Keeley Hawes and Luke Treadaway; WATERSHIP DOWN, a 4 x 1 hour animated mini-series for BBC and Netflix, adapted from the global best-selling book by Richard Adams, written by Tom Bidwell, and starring James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega, Sir Ben Kingsley, Daniel Kaluuya, Gemma Arterton and Olivia Colman, which is in production, and due to TX later this year; THE ENGLISH GAME, a 6-part drama series for Netflix, written by Julian Fellowes; and a number of other series in development with UK and US broadcasters.
42 has a multi-year first-look development, financing and production deal for feature films with Netflix.
NIGHTSHADE is the team of director Jim Mickle and producer Linda Moran. Most recently, they completed three seasons of the critically acclaimed series HAP AND LEONARD for the Sundance Channel. Mickle and Moran collaborations include MULBERRY STREET, acquired by Lionsgate and STAKE LAND which premiered in 2010 Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness where it won the Audience Award. Their films WE ARE WHAT WE ARE and COLD IN JULY premiered in Sundance and went on to screen in Cannes’ Directors Fortnight section.
In addition to her collaboration with Mickle, Linda is a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee for L.I.E. (“Best Picture”/2002) and TRANSAMERICA (“Best First Film”/2006 along with Rene Bastian her partner in the NY based company Belladonna Productions. TRANSAMERICA, directed by Duncan Tucker and starring Felicity Huffman, received a Golden Globe award and Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations for Huffman’s performance. Dolly Parton’s song from the film “Travelin’ Thru,” also received a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a Grammy nomination.
Other titles include A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS which stars Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest, Shia Labeouf and Channing Tatum. Ms. Moran also co-produced Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES US distributed by Warner Independent starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet.