Principial Photography Begins on Borderland

Posted on July 29, 2005

Lions Gate Films, the motion picture acquisition, production and distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment, announced that principal photography has begun on the new crime thriller Borderland in and around Tijuana, Mexico. Based on true events, the film stars Brian Presley, Rider Strong, Jake Muxworthy, Martha Higareda, Roberto Sosa, Jose Maria Yazpik and Damian Alcazar. It is the story of three young men who end up on the wrong side of an ancient cult in Mexico.

Lauren Moews will produce under Tonic Films along with Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla Films, Freedom Films and Elisa Salinas of Tau Productions. Susan Jackson of Turtles Crossing and M. Dal Walton, III of Emmett/Furla Films will executive produce along with Deborah Davis, Keith Previte, Rafael Gutierrez Rodriguez, Jeff Rice and Steve Whitney. Peter Block, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Nick Meyer, President International and Jason Constantine, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, will oversee the production for Lions Gate, which is handling worldwide distribution on the film.

In Borderland, three Texas University seniors, on the eve of their graduation, road-trip to a Mexican Border town for a final weekend of drinking and debauchery. Their vacation becomes a living nightmare as the trio runs afoul of an ancient blood cult looking for human sacrifice. Lions Gate says Borderland is based on real events and "blends the raw fear of Texas Chainsaw Massacre with the gritty true crime realism of In Cold Blood, evoking a world of paranoia, death and terror."