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Producer Profile: Cactus Three (US)

Cactus Three
April 1, 2007

Cactus Three

New York

www.cactusthree.com

Cactus Three is a small but prolific prodco based out of New York. Work from last year alone includes Darkon, a feature about fantasy live-action role playing; Office Tigers, about outsourcing in India (directed by Liz Mermin, Beauty Academy of Kabul); and loudQUIETloud, an unparalleled look at The Pixies as they prepare for their reunion tour. The latter film received high praise from our readers, with one viewer comparing it to an updated Grey Gardens. ‘It made for riveting viewing. The structure of the documentary was brilliant. The band’s mundane day-to-day lives juxtaposed with their reaction to their comeback tour really took you beyond the veil of fame and adoration and showed you the real lives behind it in a new and fascinating way.’

The Cactus Three secret? ‘We maintain ongoing close personal contact with our broadcast, distribution and financing partners,’ observes co-founder Krysanne Katsoolis, ‘keeping in touch with the always changing trends in commissioning and distribution models. All our contacts come through long personal relationships or referrals… Although we are pitched many projects, we carefully select only projects that all three partners are truly passionate about.’

Recent titles: Office Tigers, loudQUIETloud, Darkon

Employees: 5

Hours this year: 15

Upcoming includes: Cat Dancers (HBO), Doubletime (Discovery Films), Crazy Sexy Cancer (TLC), The Joy of Lex (Discovery Channel)

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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