UK VOD Release: Acceleration

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accelerationThe Movie Partnership have confirmed that the adrenaline fuelled action-thriller, Acceleration will be released across all digital platforms from 6th April.

Acceleration stars a host of action veterans including Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables), Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dust Till Dawn) & Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (The A-Team).

Vladik Zorich (Dolph Lundgren), a crime lord whose tentacles permeate the underbelly of a seedy Los Angeles as he deals in guns, gambling, drugs and skin trafficking, finds himself double-crossed by his most trusted operative Rhona Zyocki (Natalie Burn).

Vladik’s propensity for power, control, and violence drives him to kidnap Rhona’s young son. To ensure her son’s release, Rhona is forced to participate in a planned elimination of Vladik’s enemies and allies. As her son’s life hangs in the balance, Rhona struggles to find and eliminate Vladik’s most violent and twisted enemies and retrieve valuable goods and information, all in one fateful night.

To keep her on a short leash, Vladik sets out the “rules” to his “game” and oversees Rhona’s every move as she navigates the darkened streets of Los Angeles. However, Vladik underestimates the power of a mother’s love — and finds himself losing control as his devious plan slowly unravels.

Acceleration will be available on Digital Download from 6th April and can be Pre-Ordered.

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Release Date: 6th April
Director: Michael Merino & Daniel Zirilli
Cast: Natalie Burn, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Sean Patrick Flannery, Chuck Liddell
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
Digital Platforms: iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sky Store, Virgin Media, Rakuten
Rating: 15
Runtime: 85 mins

UK VOD Release: Tilt

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The Movie Partnership have confirmed that their thriller, TILT will be released on 25th November across all major digital platforms.

The film stars Joseph Cross (Big Little Lies, Lincoln) and Jessy Hodges (Barry, Graves) and is the second feature from director Kasra Farahani (The Good Neighbor), TILT follows Joseph and Joanne.

“Joanne has a good job as a nurse and is pregnant with their first child. Joseph is hard at work on a documentary. Life in their little urban house is cozy. But something is off – Joe doesn’t seem excited about the baby. He watches over Joanne as she sleeps. An injury he causes her might not have been an accident. Work on his film – a rambling indictment of American capitalism – is becoming increasingly untethered.

Late at night Joseph prowls the streets of Los Angeles, deliberately seeking out danger. As he struggles to maintain the routines of his domestic life, his mask begins to slip. Encounters with random strangers have an undercurrent of menace. Joanne is worried about Joseph, but not as worried as she should be. TILT explores how quickly the most familiar person in your life can become the most terrifying. How quickly we can become terrifying to ourselves. Joseph is a man who has spent his life doing everything he is expected to do, who has everything he is supposed to want…until suddenly, he’s done. And now there’s nothing left to do but blow it up.”

Tilt will be available on Digital Download from 25th November

Release Date: 25th November
Director: Kasra Farahani
Cast: Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen & Jessy Hodges
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
Digital Platforms: iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sky Store, Sony, Vubiquity, Rakuten
Rating: 15
Runtime: 100 mins

‘Beyond Existence’ seeking final crowdfunding through IndieGoGo

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beyondexistence.jpgCapital Films is delighted that their latest film, Beyond Existence is now in the production phase of development. One year on from principal photography, they’re picture-locked, and they’re confident there is no other British Sci-Fi feature film like it in terms of narrative or cinematography. The final mission for the team is to now secure final funding to complete visual effects on the film.

Beyond Existence is a film made by industry professionals from the UK’s best TV shows, commercials and branded content campaigns. By night, they’re filmmakers who have just shot a Sci-Fi female-led feature film that passes the Bechdel test, and has a script that observes Blake Snyder’s ‘Save the Cat’ and Syd Field’s ‘Screenplay’ narrative structures.

To achieve this, the Beyond Existence team withdrew the little savings they had, borrowed parents’ cars, and stayed on campsites. Thanks to their daytime backgrounds they managed to pull in a lot of favours to bring the best in the UK industry to sites in Kent and Suffolk, so that the onscreen values are worthy of a Hollywood budget.

To complete this film, the Beyond Existence team need one final favour from the public. In order for Beyond Existence to make it to festival submission deadlines the team need to pick up the pace, and hire the people who can get them there. Why should they compromise on quality when they’ve come so far?

As can be seen in the work-in-progress trailer, they still need to raise money to finesse and finish the VFX. They’ll also add original music, complete colour grade and a full sound mix. They created the trailer and a brief clip of the film, which was all captured in one shot, to give you a sense of what the final film will be like.

By investing in Beyond Existence, you’re investing in a feature film that may have been made on zero budget but has production values of well over £500,000. Thanks to the team’s commercial background, they know how to make things look great and sell them. Their passion for narrative means that they’ve created a commercially-driven picture that doesn’t compromise on artistic integrity.

The film’s cast includes British acting talent Amelia ClayGary MacKay and Pauline Turner, and French star Vincent Vermignon. It is directed by Schuman Hoque.

What happens to our world when technology exceeds humanity?

Ellen is an agent sent on a mission to seek and destroy a professor who’s been illicitly trading government information to foreign territories. However, The Professor reveals a source of intelligence so powerful that Ellen has no choice but to spare The Professor’s life. The unlikely couple set across the barren landscapes of England on a new mission to save humankind.

Ellen, the ultimate professional, and The Professor, an old drunk with an acid tongue, don’t exactly make for the perfect travel companions. But the pair learn just how important their newfound relationship is when the road trip turns into a car chase.

As they flee from the Mysterious Man – a bounty hunter resolute that The Professor sticks to his original assignment, Ellen discovers that the technology assumed to make her civilisation superior, is also the source of a predetermined path of destruction: and the Professor is the instigator.

To save humanity, Ellen will go beyond fate, beyond destiny, and beyond existence.

To help contribute to the film, follow the link to their IndieGoGo campaign:
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UK VOD Release: Elizabeth Harvest

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elizabeth harvest.pngThe Movie Partnership is excited to announce the release of their sinister new thriller, Elizabeth Harvest, on digital download from 1st April.

Elizabeth Harvest, a modern retelling of the classic Bluebeard tale, is directed by Sebastian Gutierrez (Rise: Blood Hunter, She Creature) and stars Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones, Rome), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) and Carla Gugino (San Andreas, Gerald’s Game).

Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) joins her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds) at his magnificent estate, where he spoils her with lavish dinners. Yet despite her new life of luxury, including the attentive treatment offered by the house staff, Elizabeth can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right.

As Henry leads Elizabeth on a dazzling tour of the high-tech property, he explains that everything in his world now belongs to her, everything except for a locked-off room he forbids her from entering. Wracked by curiosity, Elizabeth seizes her chance to investigate while Henry is away, only to be changed in ways she can’t hide.

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UK VOD Release: Point of Death

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pointofdeathThe Movie Partnership has announced that their new horror, Point of Death, has received its digital release date for 11th February.

Point of Death is directed by Steve Stone and stars David O’Hara (Braveheart, Doomsday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1) and Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables).

Alex is a man with everything – the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again.

Within hours of his return a cataclysmic storm threatens to destroy everything around them. Isolated without power or phones this loving family descends into a nightmare of terror, violence and visions that threaten their very existence.

In the confusion of past and present, Alex and his family have to face the real nature of the events – are they real or imagined? What if every parent’s nightmare is happening to them?

Point of Death will be available on digital download from 11th February.
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Interview with Solis director, Carl Strathie, Part 1

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solisTo celebrate the UK VOD release of sci-fi thriller SOLIS, I spoke with writer and director Carl Strathie about the trials and tribulations he went through making his debut feature film.

When Troy Holloway (Steven Ogg) wakes up to find himself trapped aboard a drifting escape pod shooting towards the Sun he quickly realises the true terror of his situation. With rapid oxygen depletion and a burn- up rate of 90 minutes, Commander Roberts (Alice Rowe) leads a rescue party to save Holloway before time runs out.

Having recently lost his son and now confronted by his immediate end, Holloway feels less enthusiastic about survival. But Roberts, speaking to him only through a weak radio transmission, is determined to save his life, and both soon learn that the lives they have both lived influence each other in unexpected ways.

This is part 1 of our conversation…
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Solis review

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solisSolis is a 2018 Sci-Fi thriller written and directed by Carl Strathie and starring Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead) and Alice Lowe (Prevenge).

“When Troy Holloway (Ogg) wakes up to find himself trapped aboard a drifting escape pod shooting towards the Sun he quickly realises the true terror of his situation. With rapid oxygen depletion and a burn- up rate of 90 minutes, Commander Roberts (Lowe) leads a rescue party to save Holloway before time runs out.”

It’s worth mentioning right here at the start that Solis is very similar to the 2010 thriller Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds as Paul Conroy, a truck driver working in Iraq who wakes up buried alive in a coffin with only a lighter and a mobile phone.

On the one hand, Holloway has a lot more to do than Conroy in Buried which leads to a far more proactive lead character. He is also able to explore the immediate outside of his entrapment which is far more than we ever see in Buried.
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Welcome Home review

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welcomehome.jpgWelcome Home is a 2018 thriller directed by George Ratliff and starring Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Riccardo Scamarcio (John Wick: Chapter 2).

“Cassie (Ratajkowski) and Bryan (Paul) spend a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside in an attempt to repair their relationship, but soon become victims of the homeowner’s (Scamarcio) sinister plans.”

Simplicity is the name of the game with Welcome Home as the main characters are the only ones we’ll be dealing with for 95% of the run-time. The movie really is as simple as a troubled couple being terrorised by a third party, whose intentions aren’t always clear or consistent. And whilst a larger plot is hinted in the final moments, it has little bearing over the actual events of the film and the re-contextualisation somewhat weakens the threat of the main villain.

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Aaron Paul & Emily Ratajkowski to star in tense psychological thriller Welcome Home

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JP1A8802.JPGThe Movie Partnership have announced that the tense psychological thriller, Welcome Home, will be available on VOD from 12th November. The film stars Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, Gone Girl actress Emily Ratajkowski, and the promising talent of Riccardo Scamarcio (The Woman in White, Master of None & John Wick: Chapter 2).

Desperate to reignite the spark in their once passionate relationship, Bryan (Aaron Paul) and Cassie (Emily Ratajkowski) rent a secluded villa in the Italian countryside.

However, their romantic weekend is immediately threatened when Cassie befriends a handsome local stranger, Federico, filling Bryan with jealousy. As Federico gets closer to Cassie, he begins to take advantage of the young couple’s growing mistrust, turning them against each other.

Soon Bryan and Cassie find themselves caught in a deadly and voyeuristic game of cat and mouse, discovering that the person you love the most may be the person you can trust the least.

Welcome Home will be available on VOD from 12th November