Man In A Box Films produces feature length thrillers and horror films that can be shot on $1M or less, and are marketable to international audiences. With a strong focus on story and character, Man In A Box scripts are stories with a minimum of characters in contained locations, a limited number of special effects, and can be cast with recognizable talent for domestic and foreign markets.
SIGNE OLYNYK is President/CEO of Protagonist Pictures Inc. in Los Angeles, and Co-President of Man In A Box Films Inc. in Canada. She has associate produced two feature films, as well as written/produced several documentaries, one hour specials, tv pilots, and a six part series. Her work has been seen on the CBC, Discovery Channel, FOX, the BBC, and she has professional credits on more than 120 productions. BELOW ZERO, starring Edward Furlong (Terminator II, American History X, The Green Hornet), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Scooby Doo, Weird Science, The Devil’s Rejects), and Kristin Booth (Young People F*cking, The Kennedys, Crackie) is a feature film she wrote and recently produced in Canada. Signe created and founded the Great American PitchFest and the Great Canadian PitchFest as a way to help other writers meet the people they need to know for their careers to move forward. As a direct result, more than 70 writers have had their scripts optioned, been hired for writing assignments, or been signed with agents or managers. The PitchFest has also allowed Signe to develop relationship with more than 700 industry executives around the world, and she routinely partners new writers with these companies and agencies for representation and script development.
BOB SCHULTZ has been the Executive Director of the Great American Pitchfest & Screenwriting Conference (GAPF) for eight years, helping to develop a community of screenwriters and make the GAPF the #1 rated pitchfest and screenwriting conference in the world. Along with GAPF founder/screenwriter Signe Olynyk, he produced the thriller BELOW ZERO, starring Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, American History X, The Green Hornet) and Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects). Bob and Signe are currently producing the zombie thriller ‘Breakdown Lane’, which Bob also wrote. Bob is also Co-President of Man In A Box Films Inc in Canada.