Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier’s Caliber Media production-management firm has set Evan Mirzai to run their new digital studio, which will finance at least five digital projects this year. Former Gersh lit coordinator and 2012 Black List scribe Mirzai will also serve as manager as he expands content and distribution of features, series, shorts, and music “utilizing Caliber’s in-house camera packages, editing equipment, and relationship with VFX company The Molecule,” kicking off Caliber’s new digital division with Joe Begos’ (Almost Human) horror series Toxin.
As manager, Mirzai joins a team that includes Adam Marshall, Jared Schwartz, Laura Gibson, Jennifer Au, Lee Stobby and Julian Rosenberg with clients including Shawn Christensen (Oscar nominated Curfew), Leslye Headland (Bachelorette), Ryan Condal (Hercules), Michael Starrbury (The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete), Jessica Goldberg (Goodbye For Now), T.S. Nowlin (Agent 13), Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Henry Hobson (Maggie), S. Craig Zahler (The Big Stone Grid), and Olatunde Osunsanmi (Evidence). Joining Caliber’s client ranks are digital remixer Melodysheep (Symphony Of Science), comedy duo Fatawesome, and production company More Media.
Caliber Media is currently prepping for a spring start on Bone Tomahawk, a horror-Western starring Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard and Richard Jenkins. The company is in post on Dark Was The Night starring Kevin Durand, and the Duplass Brothers-produced Milo.
Last month Mirzai and his twin brother Shea Mirzai earned a spot on the 2012 Black List with their script Doppelgangers, about a twentysomething slacker who falls for his identical twin’s girlfriend. The duo are repped by Caliber’s Adam Marshall and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder.