standing 8 productions

Rose Byrne on the set of Just Buried

Chaz Thorne formed Standing 8 Productions in 2002 with the goal to make a transition from the theatre business to the film business as a writer, director, and producer.

With the 2004 short film Table Dancer as a starting point, Standing 8 successfully took to producing feature films. In 2006, Standing 8 exploded with productivity by producing the Gemini-nominated feature Poor Boy's Game with Conquering Lion Pictures and Just Buried with Trilogy Entertainment.

Poor Boy's Game Premiered at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival, and Just Buried premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2010, Standing 8 Partnered with Two East Productions to produce the comedy Whirligig. The film premiered at the 2010 Atlantic Film Festival.

Standing 8 intends to expand into television production, as Thorne continues to make films that he is confident will be loved by audiences around the world. Standing 8 is currently in development on several feature films: two action dramas titled The Barrens and Greystone, and a thriller titled Slay Six.