Production

VMI's business is rooted strongly in the development and production of high-profile, cast-driven content with strong commercial value in the international independent marketplace. VMI actively seeks new projects for development in any stage of production, and is capable of co-financing, pre-selling, co-producing, attaching cast, and finding appropriate distribution partners for any given film. We wish to establish long-term working relationships with our production partners, utilizing an effective formula that ensures a return on investment for every title.

Our productions have been released widely by large North American distributors such as Universal Pictures, Entertainment One, and Cinedigm, the latter with which we have a multi-picture output deal for in-house productions.

VMI's slated productions include: WANDER starring Aaron Eckhart and Tommy Lee Jones, THE LAST SON OF ISAAC LEMAY starring Avatar's Sam Worthington and CASTLE FALLS starring Scott Adkins and to be directed by and co-starring Dolph Lundgren. 

Current VMI projects include the highly anticipated crime thriller THE CRIME BOSS starring Vince Vaughn and Liam Hemsworth, Screen Media's GRAND ISLE starring Nicolas Cage,  Netflix's newly announced elevated thriller AWAKE starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Francesca Eastwood and William Forsythe, action/thriller DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF starring Richeard Dreyfuss and Gina Carano, action/adventure THE HUMANITY BUREAU starring Nicolas Cage, a sci-fi thriller THE RECALL and starring Wesley Snipes and RJ Mitte, THE PERFECT WEAPON starring Steven Seagal, the theatrically-released title WAR PIGS starring Luke Goss, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Lidell, and Mickey Rourke, BLOOD OF REDEMPTION starring Dolph Lundgren and Vinnie Jones, WICKED BLOOD starring Sean Bean, Abigail Breslin, and James Purefoy, and RIOT starring Dolph Lundgren and Chuck Liddell, which was recently released by Universal Pictures. 


For more information on VMI's projects in development and production, please contact acquisitions@vmiworldwide.com





CHOSEN FAMILY

CHOSEN FAMILY
CHOSEN FAMILY

Director: Heather Graham

Producer: Andre Relis, Jessica Bennett , Heather Graham, Michael Nickles, Chad Verdi

Cast: Heather Graham, Julia Stiles

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Year Produced: 2022

Ann (Heather Graham) is a yoga teacher struggling to achieve inner peace despite the fact her family is driving her crazy and her dating life is miserable. She doesn’t know how to say no and wants to fix everyone’s problems. In the meantime, Ann struggles to save her sister from addiction with disastrous results. With so many expectations on her, Ann leans on her good friends Max, Frances, Roz and Ella for support. They in turn set her up with a cute divorced dad Steve, who has an adorable 7 year old daughter. When Ann meets Steve’s daughter Lily, she is immediately smitten. But Lily does not feel the same, and as Steve and Ann get closer, Lily grows increasingly jealous and competitive. When Lily starts to misbehave, Ann sees that Lily can do no wrong in Steve’s eyes - she’s in the battle of her life with a 7 year old.



OPERATION SEAWOLF

OPERATION SEAWOLF
OPERATION SEAWOLF

Director: Steven Luke

Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Grillo

Genre: War, Action/Adventure

Year Produced: 2021

In the last days of WWII, Germany, desperate for any last grasp to defeat the allied powers, looked to their last remaining weapons and soldiers. The German Navy and the last remaining U-Boats, were formed together for one last mission to attack the United States Homeland. Captain Hans Kessler (Lundgren) a grizzled submarine commander from both world wars, is called into service to help turn the tide of the war. The mission was soon to be known as Operation Seawolf.



LAST SON, THE

LAST SON, THE
LAST SON, THE

Director: Tim Sutton

Producer: Andre Relis, Jib Polhemus

Cast: Sam Worthington , Colson Baker, Heather Graham, Thomas Jane

Genre: Action/Adventure

Year Produced: 2021

Isaac LeMay (Worthington), learns from a soothsayer that he is cursed and will be killed by one of his children. To prevent the curse from coming true, he tracks down his spawn, whose bloodlines are confirmed by a hereditary birthmark, eventually finding his son Cal (Machine Gun Kelly), who is on a murdering rampage. With bounty hunters and the sheriff on their tail, LeMay must find a way to stop his son and end the curse.



CASTLE FALLS

CASTLE FALLS
CASTLE FALLS

Director: Dolph Lundgren

Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins

Genre: Action/Adventure

Three million dollars are hidden in a luxurious condominium known as The Castle. Two vicious rival gangs led by Deacon and Shea (Lundgren), are after the hidden cash but before they can retrieve it, the building’s janitor Mike (Adkins) stumbles upon it. The three groups are battling for the prize but are all under a ticking time bomb, as the building is strapped with dynamite to be demolished by the city. The three groups have 8 hours to retrieve the cash and get out alive.



WANDER

WANDER
WANDER

Director: April Mullen

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Heather Graham, Katheryn Winnick, Tommy Lee Jones

Genre: Thriller

Year Produced: 2020

Arthur Bretnik is a conspiracy theorist and private eye with a traumatic past. After being hired to investigate a possible murder cover up in the small town of Wander, Arthur is plunged into a world of lies and deceit, as he quickly suspects the murder may be part of the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter. Increasingly paranoid, Arthur's sanity is tested as he attempts to filter fact from fiction and solve the case, all the while questioning if he is a pawn in a much bigger game.



GRAND ISLE

GRAND ISLE
GRAND ISLE

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Kelsey Grammer, Luke Benward

Genre: Thriller

Walter Franklin (Cage) lives alone with his wife Fancy in a Victorian house on a quiet island in Louisiana. Walter is awoken in the middle of the night by a home invader, he swiftly guns down the invader but destroys his fence in the process. Walter hires Buddy (Benward), to quickly fix his fence but the job is put on hold when a ferocious hurricane strikes trapping Buddy at the Franklins’ residence. The night takes an expected turn and Walter is forced to frame Buddy for murder. When Detective Jones (Grammer) is brought in to lead the extensive investigation he soon exposes the true identity and intentions of the conspirators.



ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS
ARKANSAS

Director: Clark Duke

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Kenneth Williams, John Malkovich, Clark Duke , Eden Brolin

Genre: Crime

Year Produced: 2020

Dealing in contraband is risky, shady business and there’s no room for second chances. A pair of small time criminals Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin, live by the orders of a crime boss they’ve never met named Frog (Vince Vaughn). But when a deal goes horribly wrong, frightening consequences are soon to rattle the duo's routine lives. There’s no right or wrong. They must be eliminated.



WAKE UP

WAKE UP
WAKE UP

Director: Fedor Lyass, Aleksandr Chernyaev

Producer: Andre Relis, Katerina Valenti

Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Francesca Eastwood, William Forsythe, Malik Yoba

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Year Produced: 2019

On a quiet evening, a shabby beige sedan speeds down a country highway. Dust and gravel fly through the air when suddenly the car slides out of control into a ravine… Later a man wakes up in a hospital bed with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. His nurse DIANA (Eastwood) is unable to find any identification and refers to him as JOHN DOE (Rhys Meyers). The police barge into the hospital, accusing John of being a serial killer responsible for the murder of several young women in the area. As the Sergeant ushers John into a private room for questioning, he manages to escape with the help of Diana, who is convinced of his innocence. The fugitives then set off for the last crime scene in search of clues and answers to clear John’s name but the benevolent nurse will soon uncover the shocking truth behind the amnesiac’s identity and the web of deceit that will lead him to a final fight for his survival…



DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF

DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF
DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF

Director: David Hackl

Producer: Andre Relis, Kevin DeWalt

Cast: Gina Carano, Richard Dreyfuss , Brendan Fehr, Sydelle Noel

Genre: Action/Adventure

Year Produced: 2019

Clair McKenna, an ex-military specialist, comes home to the recent news of her fathers passing only to find herself at odds with her defiant 13-year-old son, CHARLIE. With the news that Clair has inherited a large sum of money from her fathers business Charlie is kidnaped for a ransom. Instead of seeking help Clair takes one of the kidnappers, Larsen, as a hostage and forces him to lead her on a perilous journey to rescue her son from the mysterious figure only know as the Father. The trek takes Clair deep in the mountains of the Yukon, near the US – Canadian border as a winter storm approaches. As the odds of survival start to mount against Clair she has no choice, but to form an unlikely alliance with Larsen in order to save her son and survive the wild of the far North.



HUMANITY BUREAU, THE

HUMANITY BUREAU, THE
HUMANITY BUREAU, THE

Director: Rob W. King

Writer: Dave Shultz

Producer: Kevin DeWalt, Danielle Masters

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind, Jakob Davies, Hugh Dillon

Genre: Action/Adventure

Year Produced: 2017

The year is 2030. Global warming has turned parts of the American Midwest into a desert. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden An ambitious and impartial caseworker Noah Kross (Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Lind) and her son (Davies). Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save the lives of the mother and child duo and to expose the truth about The Humanity Bureau’s secrets once and for all.



RECALL, THE

RECALL, THE
RECALL, THE

Director: Mauro Borrelli

Producer: Kevin DeWalt, Andre Relis

Cast: Wesley Snipes, RJ Mitte

Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci Fi, Thriller

Year Produced: 2017

The Recall is a Thrilling Sci-Fi Action feature in the vein of Cabin Fever and Skyline. A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while unbeknownst to them aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of the friends are abducted immediately by the ship hovering above and the remaining two of the group, Annie and Charlie, must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack explaining that this day has been prophesied for years and extraterrestrials have been guiding Earth’s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover. Even with the help of the hunter, Annie and Charlie are eventually abducted as well but returned to earth the next morning. When they wake, everyone is back at the cabin and seems to fine. But when they turn on the news, they learn that the planet has just declared war on the 7 million individuals who were abducted and returned...



PERFECT WEAPON, THE

PERFECT WEAPON, THE
PERFECT WEAPON, THE

Director: Titus Paar

Producer: Andre Relis, Rafael Primorac

Cast: Johnny Messner, Sasha Jackson, Steven Seagal

Genre: Action/Adventure

Year Produced: 2016

A totalitarian government controls the behavior of all its citizens in the not too distant future and rules through a network of elite secret agents and assassins. The best of these operatives is Condor but when a failed mission leads Condor to start questioning orders, he discovers an elaborate and deadly conspiracy that reaches all the way to the top and the ruthless dictator, the Director.



NWA & EAZY-E: KINGS OF COMPTON

NWA & EAZY-E: KINGS OF COMPTON
NWA & EAZY-E: KINGS OF COMPTON

Director: Mike Corbera, Andre Relis

Producer: Jessica Bennett

Cast: Eazy-E , Dr. Dre , Ice Cube , Mc Ren, Dj Yella , Arabian Prince , Suge Knight, Jerry Heller

Year Produced: 2015

A brand new inside look at one of the most controversial musical acts of all time who pioneered gangsta rap and west coast hip hop featuring the testimony of those who experienced it all.



WAR PIGS

WAR PIGS
WAR PIGS

Director: Ryan Little

Producer: Chad A. Verdi, Andre Relis

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Liddell, Noah Segan

Genre: Action/Adventure, War

Year Produced: 2015

Disgraced World War 2 Army Captain Jack Wosick (Luke Goss) is given the opportunity for redemption when asked to lead a rag-tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs on a secretmission to go behind enemy lines to uncover and capture a Nazi developed Super Weapon the V3, a massive artillery canon that would give the Nazis an insurmountable advantage against the Allies. With the help of Captain Hans Picault (Dolph Lundgren), a German Anti-Nazi serving with the FrenchForeign Legion and Colonel AJ Redding (Mickey Rourke), a battle hardened WW1 veteran, Jack must train, lead and earn the respect of his new squad to become a functioning reconnaissance unit.



WICKED BLOOD

WICKED BLOOD
WICKED BLOOD

Director: Mark Young

Cast: Sean Bean, Abigail Breslin, James Purefoy, Alexa Vega, Lew Temple, Jake Busey

Genre: Thriller, Action/Adventure

Run Time: 93

Year Produced: 2013

A bright teen girl, trapped in the criminal underworld of her Uncle's business, schemes to pit one pawn against another in a cunning game of revenge.



BLOOD OF REDEMPTION

BLOOD OF REDEMPTION
BLOOD OF REDEMPTION

Director: Giorgio Serafini

Cast: Billy Zane, Robert Davi, Gianni Capaldi, Jelly Howie, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones

Genre: Action/Adventure, Thriller

Run Time: 85

Year Produced: 2013

When the most powerful criminal empire in the land comes crumbling down from within, it is up to a former henchman to put the puzzle pieces together in order to find those responsible and extract revenge.