A New York-based feature film production company, Borderline Films was formed in 2003 by Tisch film school alums Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond. Rotating the roles of writer, director and producer, the three filmmakers have earned acclaim around the world for their stylized and original films.
Borderline's first feature film, AFTERSCHOOL, a riveting look at the dark side of youth in the media age written and directed by Antonio Campos and produced by Mond and Durkin, premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. The film went on to screen at numerous other festivals around the world including New York Film Festival, London Film Festival, and Berlin. AFTERSCHOOL was released theatrically by IFC Films and was nominated for Best First Feature by the Independent Spirit Awards and Breakthrough Director for Campos by the Gotham Awards.
Borderline's next film, the critically acclaimed psychological thriller MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where Sean Durkin won the Best Director prize. The film also went on to play at the Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. It was nominated for three Gotham Awards – Sean Durkin for Breakthrough Director, Elizabeth Olsen for Breakthrough Performance and Best Ensemble – and four Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature, Elizabeth Olsen for Best Female Lead, John Hawkes for Best Supporting Male and Josh Mond for the Producers Award. The film also received the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award, shared by Sean Durkin, Antonio Campos, Josh Mond and Elizabeth Olsen. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE was distributed by Fox Searchlight and the company also signed the Borderline trio to a two year first look deal.
Antonio Campos's SIMON KILLER starring Brady Corbet premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it was among the most discussed and debated films in competition. It was acquired for distribution by IFC Films and was released in April 2013.
Josh Mond's breakthrough directorial debut, JAMES WHITE, which stars Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and took home the Sundance Next Audience Award. The film also took home the Audience Award at AFI Fest, the Revelations Prize at Deauville Film Festival, and Don Quixote Award at the Locarno Film Festival. Mond also received a Gotham Awards nomination for Breakthrough Director, and Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Feature.
Borderline's most recent feature, CHRISTINE, directed by Antonio Campos stars Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall and will have it's world premier at this year's Sundance Film Festival.