UK Cinema Release: Sideshow

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Munro Film is excited to share the brand new trailer and poster for their latest star-studded comedy, Sideshow, which will be coming to cinemas across the UK from 19th November. 

The film follows two criminals who after breaking into the home of a washed-up psychic, get much more than they bargained for, because ‘The All-Seeing Stupendo’ is a genuine master of the dark mystic arts – at least that’s what it says on his poster and he’s sticking to it… 

Featuring hilarious performances from British legends Les Dennis (ExtrasCoronation Street) and Anthony Head (Ted Lasso, Little Britain), as well as April Pearson (Skins) and Nathan Clarke (Alex Rider) this film is sure to get audiences laughing. 

Commenting on the release writer & director Adam Oldroyd said “Sideshow is my modern take on the black humour of the old Ealing comedies. Les was the perfect pick to play ageing psychic Stuart Pendrick, his years of experience as one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers was the ideal material to draw from” 

Producer Michael Riley also commented on the film’s upcoming theatrical release saying: “Featuring a brilliant, touching and tragicomic career-best central performance from entertainment legend Les Dennis, Sideshow gives UK audiences a chance to shake off those pandemic blues. It’s a hilarious, perfectly-pitched and thoroughly silly way to spend 90mins, and shouldn’t be missed.

UK Theatrical Release: The ParaPod – A Very British Ghost Hunt

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Blue Finch Film Releasing & Infinite Hermit are excited to announce that hilarious new docu-comedy The ParaPod: A Very British Ghost Hunt will be coming to UK cinemas this September & on VOD 27th September.  

After 3.5 million podcast downloads, sold-out live shows and hit specials, get ready to go on the road with hardwired sceptic Ian Boldsworth. Follow as he goes head-to-head with lifelong believer Barry Dodds to discover the truth about the supernatural.  

Taking to the roads of the UK in a souped-up hearse, they visit the UK’s most haunted village, the home of the world’s most violent poltergeist, the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh, and everywhere in between. What follows is a rollercoaster of conflict and hilarity, as Barry tries – with increasing desperation – to find the proof to convince his cynical friend that ghosts are real.

Documentary-filmed completely on location over a three-year period, The ParaPod – A Very British Ghost Hunt is produced by Bil Bungay (Moon, Diego Maradona, Nureyev, When The Lights Went Out), directed by and starring award-winning podcast pioneer Ian Boldsworth (The ParaPodPeacock & Gamble Podcast, The Mental Podcast) with multi-award-winning comedian Barry Dodds.
Director & star Ian Boldsworth is excited for the release saying “The sell-out preview of January 2020 in London’s Leicester Square rather cruelly tricked me into believing this arduous journey of listening to Barry’s ghost nonsense had an end in sight. In March 2020, two dates into the UK screening tour, it was clear that the universe had other ideas. So I am truly delighted that this unique film is finally going to be witnessed by others, and I can get the sympathy I deserve for putting myself through this supernatural bombardment.” 

Co-star Barry Dodds also can’t wait for the release saying “After what has felt like (and literally has been) years of waiting for the wider world to see the film which dominated so much of our working lives, it’s a real pleasure to know that it will finally be out there for the world to see. It’s a very unique experience to hear oneself in the grip of mind-bending fear but I hope both sceptics and believers will take away something from this film, hopefully, something different to what they brought to it” 

The ParaPod – A Very British Ghost Hunt is coming to cinemas this September and on VOD 27th September
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UK VOD Release: Spy Intervention

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The Movie Partnership are delighted to announce that their new spy comedy, Spy Intervention, will be available on Digital Download from 27th July. The film stars Drew Van Acker (Titans & Pretty Little Liars), Poppy Delevingne (Riviera), Brittany Furlan (We Are Your Friends) and Blake Anderson (Workaholics). Spy Intervention is directed by Drew Mylrea who makes his feature length film debut.

When a top-secret super spy suddenly meets the woman of his dreams, he abandons his adventurous existence and settles for the security of suburbia, revelling in the quaint existence he’s never known. One year later, he is completely bored, though he refuses to admit it. His old spy friends enact a “spy intervention,” convincing him that if he just returns to his old life, the adventure will help save his listless marriage… and maybe even save the world in the process.

Prepare to be shaken and stirred!

Spy Intervention Trailer
Spy Intervention will be available for Digital Download from 27th July and can be pre-ordered here

Cops and Monsters: Uprising offering Producer credits to donors

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copsandmonstersWant to become a Monster or Exec Producer in the second Season of the award-winning Amazon Prime TV show?

SillyWeeFilms have confirmed that they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to secure funding for their second season of Cops and Monsters. Donors to their crowdfunding campaign are set to be rewarded with a number of incentives, which include a role in an episode (as a monster), a credit in the titles and signed scripts and DVDs. The highest donors will even be listed in the credits as Associate or Executive Producer in the credits and on IMDb.

Cops and Monsters is an on-going, award winning supernatural police thriller set in a near-future Scotland. When vampires, werewolves and zombies come out of hiding, the country breaks out into war and riots with both sides fighting for control. Eventually the First Minister and the heads of the vampire and werewolf societies meet and form a treaty that will allow humans and supernaturals to co-exist. As such a police team, the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland, are put into place to police and protect both sides.

In 2017 the team successfully crowdfunded the budget for the 8th and final episode of series 1, raising over £15000 to shoot the episodes over two years, starting in 2015. The episodes were released via their YouTube channel along with behind the scenes videos, cast and crew interviews and more.

Series 1 featured guest stars such as Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who), Rachel Teate (Wolfblood), James Mackenzie (Raven), Leona Kate Vaughan (Wolfblood), James Payton (Harry Potter), Caitlin Blackwood (Doctor Who) and Katrina Bryan (Nina and the Neurons), working alongside upcoming actors including Simon Weir (Trainspotting 2) and Chris Bain (Shooting Clerks).

Moving ahead with series 2 the team have secured Debbie Moon (BAFTA winning Wolfblood creator), Philip Lawrence (Big Finish) and Simon Underwood (Wolfblood) to join James T Harding (Broadway Baby), Laura Anne Anderson (BAFTA winning team member of CBeebie’s OOglies) and series creator Fraser Coull to pen 6 x 20 minute episodes, which will stream directly on Amazon Prime UK, US and Amazon Instant Video.

The team have set up a several crowdfunding accounts to raise funds to shoot the brand new series, which will consist of 6 x 20 minute episodes, focusing on a “story of the week”. Once complete, the episodes will be streamed from Amazon Prime UK, US and Amazon Instant Video.

To support the TV Series, go to Patreon ($) or Drip (£) to make your donation!

People can also donate via PayPal. Details are at https://copsandmonsters.co.uk/support-the-show/.

Crowdfunding Packages include (but not limited to)

£1000 – Be an Executive Producers!
As well as being credited as an Executive Producer for series 2 on the episodes, you’ll also be given an IMDb credit for the series, listed on the end credits on Amazon Prime UK and US. You’ll receive a blu-ray and DVD copy of Volume 1 and 2, signed script from volume 2, a signed A3 poster, a Cops and Monsters t-shirt, personalised PITS badge and a digital copy of the soundtrack.

£300 – Be a Producer!
We’ll credit you as a producer on the IMDB entry for Cops and Monsters series 2, along with a signed copy of a series 2 script and a copy of series 1 on DVD! We’ll also give you a DVD copy of episode 1 and 2 of series 2.

£150 – Be Our Sponsor!
In return for buying this perk we will feature your company’s logo and website on our official website, plus a credit on the end titles of this episode. We can also feature your product or branding in our new episode.

£100 – Be An Associate Producer!
We’ll credit you as an associate producer on the IMDB entry for Cops and Monsters series 2, along with a signed copy of a series 2 script!

£40 – Be a Monster!
Buy this perk and you can be a vampire, werewolf or zombie in an upcoming episode of Cops and Monsters: Uprising. We’ll also take your photo with the cast and crew, providing a digital copy for you. Travel and accommodation is not provided. Dates to be confirmed. Filming will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

UK DVD Release: Cannibals & Carpet Fitters

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Cannibals & Carpet Fitters.jpgHigh Fliers Films have announced that their latest horror-comedy, Cannibals & Carpet Fitters, will be available on DVD from 6th May.

Cannibals & Carpet Fitters is directed by James Bushe and stars Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O’Donnell, Zara Phythian (Doctor Strange) and Alex Zane (Rude Tube).

A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However they soon discover it’s a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evenings dinner. Unfortunately they are not quite your typical heroes!

Cannibals & Carpet Fitters will be available on DVD from 6th May.

 

Release Date: 6th May
Director: James Bushe
Cast: Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O’Donnell, Zara Phythian & Alex Zane
Credit: High Fliers Films
Genre: Horror-comedy
Cert: 18
Running Time: 83 mins
RRP: £9.10
Release Platforms: DVD

UK VOD Release: Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)

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deadinaweek.jpgThe Movie Partnership have confirmed that their action-comedy, Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back), will be available on Digital Download from 6th May.

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) is directed by Tom Edmunds and stars Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) who leads a strong British cast, including Award Award nominee and BAFTA nominee respectively, Tom Wilkinson (RocknRolla, Batman Begins) and Christopher Eccleston (Dr. Who, Thor: Dark World).

After seven unsuccessful suicide attempts, William outsources the task to Leslie, an ageing hitman on the brink of retirement. But with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back) William finally discovers a reason to live. However, as far as Leslie is concerned, the contract is binding…

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) will be available on Digital Download from 6th May .

Release Date: 6th May
Director: Tom Edmunds
Cast: Aneurin Barnard, Tom Wilkinson, Christopher Eccleston, Gethin Anthony & Freya Mavor
Credit: The Movie Partnership
Genre: Action-comedy
Cert: 15
Running Time: 90 mins
RRP: £7.99 SD, £9.99 HD
Release Platforms: iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sky Store, Sony, Vubiquity & Rakuten TV

 

Shed of the Dead takes a bite out of the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival

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sotd.jpg7DM Studios, in association with Oceanstorm Films and Williams Bulldog Management, are excited to announce that their riotous new zombie comedy, Shed of the Dead, will be having its World Premiere at this year’s SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival on 18th May at Stratford Picturehouse, and will be available on Digital Download release from 20th May.

Witness the hilarious and grisly journey of Trevor, a 30-something man-child and war-gaming enthusiast, and his best friend, Graham, as they attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse.

The film features a host of British talent including Spencer BrownLauren Socha(Misfits), Emily Booth (Doghouse), and Ewen MacIntosh (The Bromley Boys, The Office). In addition, British actor Brian Blessed will be lending his unmistakable booming vocals as the film’s narrator. The film also features US horror icons Kane Hodder (Friday 13thHatchet), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s RejectsHalloween), and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have EyesOne Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest).

Shed of the Dead producer, Nicholas David Lean, has said “We’re all delighted to finally be able to showcase Shed of the Dead at SFL to fans of independent British comedy horror. We hope you all have as much fun watching it as we did making it!

An ‘urban fear’ grips the tenants of an inner city allotment when the long-predicted apocalypse finally arrives. Gardeners, of all levels of green-fingered ability and produce-preference, are afraid to venture onto their plots, especially late at night. And even then, when they can summon enough courage to so do, there is no safety in numbers. For the dead have risen from the depths beneath the cabbage patch, and the rows of sweet pea, hell bent on mischief, mayhem and consumption of the living.

Only the nimble fingered “figurine war-gamer” Trevor, aka ‘Casimir the Destroyer’, and his best friend Graham, the knightly “Sir Brandt”, stand between the devilish hordes of undead and the salvation of mankind – well at least in their alter-ego fantasies they do. Until, of course, one dark night as they look beyond the confines of Trevor’s little wooden shed, they discover that the world has truly fallen into the hands of the undead – particularly Trevor’s allotment tenant neighbours. Now Trevor must venture into the unknown to save his wife, Bobbi, and her ‘capricious’ friend Harriet, from a world gone to chaos. And in so doing, become the hero he has always fantasised he was.

Special guests from the cast, Spencer Brown, Emily Booth, Lauren Socha and Ewen MacIntosh will be attending the Q&A at SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival on 18th May. Tickets will be available through sci-fi-london.com


Shed of the Dead will also be available on Digital Download from 20th May