Vancouver, Canada-based producers Marc Stephenson and Leah Mallen have formed a new production company, All In Pictures, with several kids and teen-focused projects currently in development.
Stephenson previously served as a producer on such features as The F Word and That Burning Feeling, while Mallen was head of development at Reunion Pictures from 2012 to 2016 and has produced content through her own company, Twofold Films.
All In Pictures is currently in development on preschool animated series Windy & Friends (pictured), based on the books by Robin Mitchell Cranfield and Judith Steedman. Produced in partnership with Vancouver’s Kickstart Productions (Fruit Ninja), the books will be adapted for television by writer Jennica Harper (Cardinal). Both Stephenson and Mallen also previously helped produce Windy & Friends animated interactive apps with Loud Crow Interactive.
The prodco is also developing Faith Erin Hicks’ graphic novel Friends With Boys as a live-action, half-hour series aimed at tweens and teens. Caitlin D. Fryers (Wynonna Earp) is adapting the property for TV. The team is also collaborating with digital producers Wasabi Entertainment (Weirdwood Manor) on animated kids series Mary & Lamb, which will offer a tongue-in-cheek look at popular nursery rhyme characters. Also on the prodco’s slate is The Rainbow Coats, an animated comedy series being developed with Vancouver prodcution studio Global Mechanic.
No broadcasters are yet attached to the projects. Stephenson and Mallen will be shopping their upcoming projects at next month’s Kidscreen Summit in Miami.