LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2015) – XLrator Media (Jimi: All is By My Side, The Machine), Parkside Pictures and Tadross Media Group (TMG) have announced a multi-picture production slate, which they will co-produce and distribute worldwide. The deal was announced today by XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon, Parkside Pictures founding partners Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci, and TMG president Michael Tadross Jr.

The first production under the pact will be the action-thriller “IF,” written and to be directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City, “Empire,” the upcoming USS Indianapolis), which will start principal photography in the Fall.

The new co-production/distribution partnership follows XLrator Media’s announcement of production slates with New Artists Alliance for three sci-fi thrillers (August 27, 2014) and Benattar/Thomas for three action-thrillers (February 6, 2015). Parkside Pictures is financing some of the pictures in those slates as well. 

“Following our collaboration with Parkside on PANDEMIC from New Artists Alliance and PARADOX and THE LAST HEIST from Benattar/Thomas, we saw an opportunity to expand our partnership with Parkside to develop, finance, produce and globally distribute even more high-quality, efficiently budgeted genre films for the burgeoning worldwide multi-platform universe. This new pact provides an exciting turn-key finance and global distribution platform for seasoned genre filmmakers and for emerging new talent from around the globe,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.  

“We’re excited to join forces with an innovative distribution leader like XLrator Media to build a new model for creating and distributing films around the world. They are on the forefront of the seismic changes that are revolutionizing the independent film business,” said Parkside Pictures’ Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci.



One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) will release 25 films in 2015. Its recent releases include Academy Award-winner John Ridley’s JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix, SXSW hits HOUSEBOUND and THE MULE and the sci-fi thriller TIME LAPSE. XLrator Media is also the home of the acclaimed MACABRE and TURBO genre film labels. The company previously released such diverse films as THE MACHINE, CBGB, AMERICAN MARY, STORM SURFERS 3D, BANSHEE CHAPTER and IRONCLAD: BATTLE FOR BLOOD.



Parkside Pictures has financed and produced over 35 films in the last decade, including BREATHLESS with Val Kilmer and Ray Liotta, COUGARS with Jim Belushi, Sarah Hyland and Denise Richards, and OPEN HOUSE with Anna Paquin and Tricia Helfer. Parkside Pictures, along with Michael Tadross Jr. & Chris Conover of Tadross Media Group, are currently financing several films for other production companies in addition to their own projects. Tadross Media Group is slated to fund 10 pictures this year. They are currently in production with Parkside Pictures on ASIAN CONNECTION with Steven Seagal and THE LAKE with Dolph Lundgren and are producing the upcoming LBJ from director Rob Reiner starring Woody Harrelson.