|Lightbulb Film Distribution are excited to announce that the multi award-winning & critically acclaimed music biopic SCHEMERS will be hitting DVD and digital download on Burns Night, 25th January 2021.|
SCHEMERS smashed expectations earlier this year and scored the highest new box office entry during its opening weekend in September, following its wins at the Edinburgh Film Festival and New York Winter Film Awards.
The film is based on the true story surrounding music promoter David McLean’s stream of ambitious gigs in 1980’s, which included Simple Minds, XTC, Ultravox, The Skids & Iron Maiden! Celebrating youthful ambition SCHEMERS features a great classic indie soundtrack from 70s & 80s.
Shot in and around Dundee, SCHEMERS features Conor Berry‘s award winning on-screen debut as well as Tara Lee (The Fall), Sean Connor (Anna and the Apocalypse) & Grant R. Keelan (The Devil’s Machine).
|SCHEMERS follows Davie (Conor Berry) who is a dreamer from the council schemes of Dundee, who is constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands – culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life. Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said “We are delighted to be releasing this independent film. Schemers is a based on McLean’s incredible true story and is thoroughly entertaining. Following its 217-screen UK cinema release, we’re excited that audiences will soon be able to watch this fantastic film at home.”|
Writer/director Dave McLean added: “I’m proud to be from Dundee. The people have got a real spirit. And a great sense of humour. I really wanted to represent Dundee as a positive place, because it is.”
|Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12) on Digital Download from February 15th. Audiences can finally enjoy the film at home after a successful but limited run in cinemas due to lockdown closures.|
Max Winslow And The House of Secrets stars an exciting young talent Sydne Mikelle as young tech genius Max alongside Tanner Buchanan (Cobra Kai), Emery Kelly (Alexa & Katie), Jason Genao (On My Block), Jade Chynoweth (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Anton Starkman (Storks).
The plot follows five teens, who are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire (Chad Michael Murray), to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity (Marina Sirtis) who controls everything in the house, including their fate.
Proven to be entertaining for all the family following a top ten box office ranking in October half term and 96% fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating, Munro Films is excited to be releasing the film to audiences locked down at home.
Jane Smith of Munro Films says, “We are so pleased that families who didn’t get the chance to see Max Winslow at the cinema can now watch it together at home. It’s a gem of a film, with stand-out performances from its young cast, and is as fun and thrilling for parents as it is for their children, including teens and young adults.”
Four-time Emmy Award Winning director Sean Olson is no stranger to the Sci-Fi Family genre after stewarding the multi award winning F.R.E.D.I in 2018. Max Winslow has been called ‘Really exciting’ (KidzCoolIt) and ‘Terrific’ (Film Hounds), whilst ‘Channelling old school Roald Dahl and John Hughes’ (Any Good Films) by UK reviewers.
Max Winslow And The House Of Secrets will be available to watch on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Sky Store and Virgin from 15th February.
|Parkland Entertainment are delighted to announce the release of the tense Danish psychological thriller, The Exception, in cinemas January 22nd and digital download from January 25th 2021.|
Based on the best seller by Christian Jungersen, The Exception stars Raised By Wolves actor Amanda Collin, Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen & Westworld), Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy & The Legacy) and Danica Curcic (The Mist & Silent Heart). The book sold more than 200,000 copies before being adapted into a film by Christian Torpe.
Iben, Malene, Anne-Lise and Camilla are four women working together in a daily routine marked by power struggles, whispers and alliances. When Iben and Malene each receive death threats, they start to suspect a Serbian war criminal, whom they have been writing articles about. However, when a case of bullying in the office escalates, they slowly begin to wonder if the evil comes from themselves.
|Commenting on the release, Director Jesper W. Nielsen said “I am very excited about working with such strong and talented actresses in a story about human beings and the darkest corners of their minds. Together, we will enter a fascinating universe of women consisting of extremely interesting and complex characters that not only lie to each other, but also to themselves. An unfortunate mixture that allows evil to reign.” |
The Exception will be in UK Cinemas from 22nd January and then on all major UK Digital Platforms including iTunes, Sky Store, Google Play, Amazon, Virgin, Curzon Home Cinema & Chili from 25th January
★★★★-“Strong visual storytelling and an excellent score”- EMPIRE
★★★★- “Dreamy, sublime… a breath-taker“- Matthew Leyland- TOTAL FILM
★★★★- “Wondrous and original“- Leslie Felperin- THE GUARDIAN
★★★★- “Simply extraordinary“ Larushka Ivan-zadah- METRO
★★★★- “Beguiling“ Kevin Maher- THE TIMES
|Munro Films is thrilled to announce the digital download release of the multi-award-winning animated masterpiece AWAY on January 18th 2021.|
AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to ﬁnd a connection.
The multiple award-winning film, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director, writer, producer, animator and film score creator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the ﬁlm for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free ﬁlm.
Following on from its UK and Ireland cinema release in August, AWAY is available to pre-order now from Apple TV and iTunes and to purchase from Sky Store, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Rakuten and Sony from January 18th 2021.
Run Time: 75mins
Awards for AWAY:
WINNER: Contrechamp Award (Best Emerging Talent) – Annecy 2019
WINNER: Best Feature Film – Anima Mundi Int’l Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature Film – Latvian National Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature – Strasburg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019 Special Jury Award for Artistic Achievement to Gints Zilbalodis – CineCina Film Festival [New York] 2019 Golden Stork co-winner (with ‘I Lost My Body’) – Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019