EXCLUSIVE: Labid Aziz’s People of Culture Studios partners with Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10), Creation Station and Composition Media to produce the 3D animated family feature film Sky & Lunabased on the original Creation Station IP address.
The film centers on lonely 11-year-old Sky who has finally found a totally out-of-this-world new best friend… literally. Luna is a shape-shifting alien sent to Earth to study humanity. Instead, she ends up being hunted down by a top-secret government organization tasked with rooting out alien threats – an organization run by Sky’s own mother.
Sky & Luna is the first feature film made under a partnership agreement between PoC Studios and Composition Media. Duncan Rouleau of Man of Action will be the director. Patricia Villetto wrote the screenplay, based on a story from Creation Station and Man of Action. Oscar winner Carl Reed (hair love) produced alongside Man of Action, Creation Station and PoC Studios Creative Director Andy Cosby (Hellboy), with Aziz serving as executive producer. PoC Studios is overseeing production and will handle the worldwide distribution of the film.
“When Dillon [Gemmill] and created ‘Sky and Luna’, we couldn’t have imagined what an amazing team we would be able to assemble to bring to life the kind of stories we’ve built our company to tell,” said Spahi, “inclusive and imaginative adventures for the next generation of children.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Patricia’s fantastic script and the opportunity to work with this talented creative team,” Rouleau remarked. “’Sky and Luna’ is a great adventure with real heart. It reminds us all that helping each other is the best thing friends can do in this world or any world.
“When Andy and I started PoC Studios, I knew our ‘why’ but couldn’t have predicted the ‘how’,” Aziz commented. “To say we are humbled and honored to work with the incredible creative team behind ‘Sky & Luna’ and to be partnered with Oscar winner Carl Reed is an understatement. Can’t wait for my daughter to watch the movie! She’s going to fall in love with “Sky & Luna”.
“I’m super excited to be working with the MAN OF ACTION and Creation Station teams,” Reed added. “They are dream creative partners and fit so well into the strategy and plan that Labid and I put in place over the past year. We set out to challenge paradigms and put talent and artists first. and to create real strategies that maintain value with those who deserve it and have earned it. ‘Sky & Luna’ will not only be a great movie, it will also set a new standard for doing business better.”
PoC Studios is a content studio offering a global approach to the production, financing and distribution of film and television content for global audiences. Among PoC’s initial slate is the movie Tokyo under the nightwritten by Oscar winner Ron Bass (rain man), which is now on the hunt for talent, with another TV offshoot also in the works. Tokyo under the night is billed as a “Japanese Casablanca” featuring a historically significant Japanese supper club from the 50s and 60s, where influential people from all walks of life and countries mixed together, to fascinating results. Also on the slate is The Raja historical epic set in Raj-era India that deals with the nation’s struggle for freedom against the British Empire.
Man of Action Entertainment is the writing collective of Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle that created Cartoon Network’s action franchise. Ben 10and the characters featured in Disney’s Oscar-winning feature film, Big Hero 6. The quartet is currently creator/EP of Sonic: Prime, which debuts this winter on Netflix. Other series they have created and produced include the most recent Ben 10 for CN, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assembly for Disney, Mega Man: Fully Charged for Dentsu/Wildbrain, and Power players with ZAG Toon, Generator Rex and Zak Storm. Currently creating video games, toy lines, and world builds for numerous international partners, Man of Action produces comics and graphic novels with Image Comics, which are the basis for films, live-action television series, and podcasts, including feature film I kill giantsOfficer Downe’s grindhouse function, Kafka, Douglas Fredericks and the house of They, To undress and MCMLXXV.
Gemmill and Spahi co-founded and ran Los Angeles-based generation and IP production company Creation Station, having written about franchises such as Ben 10, Power players and Sonic: Prime with their Man of Action colleagues. Their original IP includes Sky and Luna, Xenoglyphs and the famous Image Comics series unite. Executive Producer Credits Include Netflix’s #1 Movie Code 8with Stephen and Robbie Amell.
One of the producers behind the 2020 Oscar-winning animated short hair love, Reed is the co-founder of Lion Forge Comics and Lion Forge Animation, where he served as president and chief creative officer. In these roles, he oversaw the studio’s film, television and digital production and distribution units, as well as building and nurturing relationships with key creators and industry partners. In addition to hair loveReed has overseen productions with Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Max and many others.
Rouleau is replaced by Scott Agostoni Management and The Cook Company; Villetto by Gotham Group.