MOON DOGS In UK cinemas 1st September

MOON DOGS

In UK cinemas 1st September

 

Directed by Philip John

 

Starring:

Jack Parry-Jones (Da Vinci’s Demons); Tara Lee (The Fall); Christy O’Donnell (Clique)

 

Featuring:

Dennis Lawson, Tam Dean Burn, Niall Greig Fulton, Chris Donald, Tanya Franks, Geoffrey Newland and Shauna Macdonald

 Amber Content, Up Ha, Clydebank Films and Ripple World Pictures are delighted to announce that UK/Irish Co-Production MOON DOGS will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 1st September.

 

MOON DOGS won Best International First Feature at Galway Film Fleadh 2016, was BAFTA Scotland nominated, BIFA longlisted and was selected as Best of the Fest at EIFF 2016. It has also garnered standout support from Irvine Welsh “Not one, not two but three stars are born in this beautiful movie” and Screen Daily“Delightful…Coming-of-Age Comedy.”

 

A Celtic road trip following teenage step-brothers Michael (Jack Parry-Jones) and Thor (Christy O’Donnell) as they journey from Shetland to Glasgow for very different reasons. Aspiring Irish singer Caitlin (Tara Lee) beguiles both boys and passions come to a head with a music festival and an ancient Norse ceremony as the backdrop.

 

MOON DOGS is directed by multi BAFTA nominated, multi-award-winning director / screenwriter from South Wales Philip John, written by Derek Boyle and Raymond Friel, produced by Kathy Speirs and Co-Produced by Suzanne Reid, Dominic Wright and Jacqueline Kerrin with the support of Creative Scotland, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann. Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe became involved in the film’s journey in February 2014 and not only composed Thor’s music but also the original soundtrack for the film and is responsible for providing a score which is both exciting and moving, and is an embodiment of the celebration of the spirit of rebellion.

 

Director Philip John said: “Making a film is like bringing up a child. You love her, you dress her well, you teach her honesty then you boot her out the door so she can spread the word that rebellion is good.”

RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 3: THE PAT TATE STORY

RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 3: THE PAT TATE STORY

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RELEASES 3RD NOVEMBER IN CINEMAS AND ON DIGITAL HD

Fast Sell:

An all-out bare knuckle prequel to the iconic Brit crime thriller Rise Of The Footsoldier. Starring the original loveable-rogues Craig Fairbrass and Terry Stone and a British dream-team ensemble, in a brutal and bloody real life story of Essex, drugs and rock and roll.

Synopsis:

The rise of ruthless Essex gangster Pat Tate, who blazes
a path from Marbella to the Medway in the late 80s, peddling pills and snorting coke and crushing anyone who gets in his way, in his quest for cash and power. Double- crossed by an ex-pat drug baron, Tate ends up in prison. Undeterred, he establishes himself as top dog inside, and gets himself in shape in preparation for his release – when he plans to reclaim his turf the only way he knows how – with violence, and no mercy.

Talent:

Craig Fairbrass (Cliffhanger, St George’s Day)

Terry Stone (Rise of the Footsoldier, Bonded By Blood)

Eddie Webber (Shifty, The Firm)

Larry Lamb (The Hatton Garden Job, Eastenders)

Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, Eastenders)

Shawn Ryder (Happy Mondays)

Josh Myers (Bonded By Blood 2, Anti-Social)

Andrew Beckwith (Game of Thrones, Snatch)

Roland Mannokian (RocknRolla, The Business)

Billy Murray (We Still Steal The Old Way, Essex Boys)

Zackary Adler (Director, The Rise of the Krays, The Fall of the Krays)

We like it because:

“Before the murders, the pills, the doors, the agg… there was Marbella”

On the 10th anniversary of the release of the smash hit gangster classic Rise Of The Footsoldier comes this no-holds- barred prequel, telling the tale of real life Essex Boy Pat Tate, a man mountain with a hair-trigger temper, a serious fondness for pills and cocaine, and an unquenchable hunger for power. The Scarface of Southend is a role Craig Fairbrass was born to play, and he grips the role between his teeth and does not let go. It’s a towering performance that cements Fairbrass’s reputation as a screen hard man of the top rank.

The rest of the cast is a veritable who’s who of the creme de la creme of Brit gangster film talent, with the likes of Terry Stone (Bonded By Blood), Eddie Webber (The Firm), Larry Lamb (The Hatton Garden Job), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), Josh Myers (Bonded By Blood 2), Roland Mannokian (The Business) and Billy Murray (Essex Boys) shoving their lovely mugs onto the screen. There are also appearances from Big Brother sensation and bareknuckle fighter Paddy Doherty in his acting debut, and legendary Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder as a nasty piece of work called Mad Dog.

Zackary Adler – the man behind the hit The Rise of/Fall of the Krays films – directs with energy and panache to spare, with stand-out set pieces including brutal showdowns, eye-popping orgies and prison bust-ups – just your average day in the life of an Essex gangster! Adler mixes elements of The Business, Snatch and Green Street with an extra ladle of bone-crunching violence, enough white powder to fell an elephant, a healthy dose of nudity, and a fantastic soundtrack.

It all adds up to an hour and a half of non-stop, foul- mouthed, proper lively gangster mayhem – a superb addition to the Footsoldier franchise.

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George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn

George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn

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OUT ON DUAL FORMAT 23RD OCTOBER

Fast sell:

Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him.  There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur.

Key talent:

Director

George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Martin)

Cast

Lynn Lowry (Shivers, Cat People)

Richard Liberty (The Mean Season, Day of the Dead)

Will MacMillan (The Enforcer, Used Cars)

Ann Muffly (Knightriders, Creepshow)

Raymond Laine (The Booby Hatch, Sudden Death)

Bill Hinzman (Night of the Living Dead, FleshEater)

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Synopsis:

THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA (1971)

Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.

SEASON OF THE WITCH (1972)
Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.

THE CRAZIES (1973)

A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.

We like it because:

When George A. Romero passed away in July, the film world didn’t just lose its beloved ‘King of Zombies’, but also a groundbreaking and fearless innovator who inspired not only generations of genre directors, but also experimental and guerilla filmmakers for whom he laid down the template.

The three films collected in this box set – two early Seventies ‘lost films’ and a classic plague panic thriller – show there’s more to the legendary director than simply gut-munching ghouls. The comedy romance There’s Always Vanilla, psychological thriller Season of the Witch, and infection horror The Crazies – all filmed in and around Pittsburgh – serve to display the broader thematic concerns and auteurist leanings of a skilled craftsman too often pigeonholed within the genre; that said, The Crazies is one of his strongest horror offerings, with memorable performances from Lynn Lowry and Richard Liberty.

Romero managed to inject his films with subtle social allegories, nuanced examinations of the human condition, and just the right amount of black humour, so that they were immediately recognisable as his and his alone. The box set showcases the director feeling his way towards the mainstream and showing a formidable assurance in three very distinct genres.

This fantastic box set includes brand new restorations of the three films, a lavish 60-page booklet featuring new writing on this fascinating chapter of Romero’s career, a wealth of extras including interviews, featurettes and behind the scenes documentaries, reversible sleeves for all three films featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork, and a beautifully designed and striking slipcase featuring an iconic image of the man himself.

Limited Edition Contents:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films

THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA

Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative

Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford

Brand new interviews with actors Judith Ridley and Richard Ricci, producer Russ Streiner and sound recordist Gary Streiner

Digging Up the Dead – The Lost Films of George A. Romero – archive interview with Romero looking at his early films There’s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch Trailer

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SEASON OF THE WITCH

Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements

Alternate extended cut

Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford

When Romero met Del Toro – celebrated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sits down with George Romero for this candid career-spanning conversation

The Secret Life of Jack’s Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White

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THE CRAZIES

Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements

Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford

Romero Was Here – featurette revisiting The Crazies filming locations in Evans City, PA

Never Before Seen BTS footage

2016 Q&A with Lynn Lowry from Abertoir Film Festival

Alternate Opening Titles

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BEWARE THE HOUSE ON RODEO GULCH!

BEWARE THE HOUSE ON RODEO GULCH!

Santa Cruz, the host of “all the damn vampires”, is now home to the evil, frightening James Christianson. Malevolence loves company.

Chanel Ryan (Bad Kids Go to Hell) and Barry Ratcliffe (Ted 2) star in writer-director William Scherer’s Hitchcockian thriller “The House on Rodeo Gulch”, now available on VOD.

Uprooted from her childhood home in Texas by her father’s new job, seventeen-year-old Shani Peterson (Megan Jay Simrell) moves to California with her new step-mom, Denise (Chanel Ryan). Their new home, located deep in the redwoods of Central California is a dream come true… until it’s not. With an over friendly Reverend and his alcoholic assistant as their only neighbors, Shani and Denise must unearth the haunting mysteries of the house and its history, before they lose their home, or lives.

Chanel Ryan, Barry Ratcliffe, Megan Jay Simrell, Jaye Wolfe, Adrian Torres, Mitch Costanza, Brian Spencer and Chen Dubrin star in a William Scherer film.

Director’s Statement

House on Rodeo Gulch was created from a true story. While in my late twenties I bought a small three-unit apartment building that had one of the units vacant. I put in a nice new cream-colored carpet in the living room and rented it out to a young couple.

A week later I visited them to find out the boyfriend had driven his Harley Davidson motorcycle into the living room and had taken the engine apart as oil, parts and dirt was all over my new carpet. Furious, I had no grounds to have them arrested, only give them a “thirty day notice to leave”. After thirty days they still hadn’t left and thus became “the tenants from hell”.  I thought afterwards, if only I had put something in the walls/ceilings that would have scared them into leaving on their own.

Later, I read about a prominent Reverend that had taken advantage of God and his congregation– He was in the process of losing his jet and a couple of his homes. The IRS was standing by–

I love strong women who find their strength through adversity. I also love Alfred Hitchcock and psychological thrillers that requires the audience to think. Throw in a bit of humor and you have- House on Rodeo Gulch.

William Scherer

CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY, DANIELLE HARRIS HEAD TO ‘CAMP COLD BROOK’

CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY, DANIELLE HARRIS HEAD TO ‘CAMP COLD BROOK’
Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, TV’s Sun Records) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet III) will headline Andy Palmer’s Camp Cold Brook.

Produced by Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Gremlins alum Joe Dante and Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions, pic tells of a reality TV crew that get more than they bargained for when they decide to film the next episode in the legendary Camp Cold Brook.

Reality TV producer and host, JACK WILSON (Chad Michael Murray), finds himself in a tough spot. His finances have crumbled and his show, “Haunt Squad”, is about to be cancelled. In a last ditch effort to spark ratings to land a final season, he and his producers Angela (Danielle Harris) and Emma as well as their trusted cameraman Kevin choose the legend of Camp Cold Brook to save their show. The camp was host to a horrific incident, where the young campers were drowned in a nearby creek 20 years ago.  Their arrival begins like any other episode. Cameras are placed, lights spark to life, but this is not going to be a regular episode of chasing errant noises and measuring for EVP. The terror here was real and the 30 are about to rise.

Courtney Gains (The Burbs, Children of the Corn), Michael Eric Reid (TV’s Victorious),Candice De Visser (The Funhouse Massacre), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Hellraiser : Judgement), Loren Lodesma (A.S.K), and Jason Van Eman (1 Mile to You) help make up the ensemble.