Thursday, 31 August 2017

PAWNO - In Cinemas 20 October 2017

Ascendant Releasing presents Paul Ireland’s debut Australian comedy-drama PAWNO - a big-hearted, character-driven ensemble that takes place in a dusty pawnbrokers in the heart of Footscray, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, where world-weary owner Les Underwood watches as the lives of people who come through his doors collide, change and unravel. From blossoming romance to desperate last gambles,  these twelve individuals stories represent the best and the worst of one day in the life of Melbourne’s most hopeful and giddily mixed-up suburb.

PAWNO crackles with inventiveness and irreverence in equal measure; it celebrates the rawness of humanity and challenges audiences to see the world from a different view.  Diversity is present onscreen throughout the film, representing an authentic snap-shot of modern Australia.

The eclectic cast includes veteran actors John Brumpton (Romper Stomper), Kerry Armstrong (Lantana) and Tony Rickards (Holding The Man), alongside rising talents Maeve Dermody (Griff, The Invisible), Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab to Darwin) and Damian Hill (Spin Out).

Directed by Paul Ireland and written by Damian Hill the pair independently developed and produced their debut feature film through their production company, Toothless Pictures.

The eclectic score and award-winning soundtrack features American neo-beatnik Tom Waits, who agreed to the use of his music for PAWNO after personally viewing footage, and Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy, hip-hop outfit Astronomy Class and Chris Saray.

PAWNO arrives in selected Cinemas and on Digital Download 20 October 2017.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

West of Sunshine Official Trailer


WEST OF SUNSHINE premieres at Venice Film Festival on 1 September

Directed by Jason Raftopoulos
Starring Damian Hill and Ty Perham

Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son who is on school holidays.

Jim’s relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son’s life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Hugh Jackman in first poster for The Greatest Showman


“The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. “The Greatest Showman” is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN will arrive in UK cinemas January 1 2018

Monday, 28 August 2017

Leatherface Official Trailer #2 (2017)


Leatherface is a prequel to 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that revolves around the mystery of which teenage psychopath introduced will ultimately become the chainsaw wielding killer known as Leatherface, as they escape with a nurse from a mental institution with a revenge-stricken lawman in pursuit.

Super Troopers 2 - Official Teaser Trailer


Super Troopers 2 is an upcoming American crime comedy mystery film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. It is a sequel to the 2001 film Super Troopers. The film was written by and stars the Broken Lizard comedy team.

Competition: Win Whitney "Can I Be Me" on DVD

Whitney "Can I Be Me" is out on DVD on September 4th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
From acclaimed directors Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of a superstar, an American Princess, the most awarded female artist ever.

Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognised as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn't free to be herself and died from a drug overdose. She was only 48 years old.

Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive recordings, Whitney 'Can I Be Me' tells Whitney Houston's incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.

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Competition: Win Temple on DVD

Temple is out on DVD on September 4th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
Supernatural horror directed by Michael Barrett. The film follows American tourists Christopher (Logan Huffman), James (Brandon Sklenar) and Kate (Natalia Warner) as they embark on a trip around northern Japan. When Kate finds a description of an ancient mountain temple in a book, she convinces the others to help her find it. Despite being warned by concerned locals that the area is cursed, the trio set out into the wilderness in search of the abandoned sanctuary. However, things soon turn sinister as the group find themselves in a desperate battle to survive against terrifying evil forces.

From the writer of Blair Witch, The Guest and V/H/S, TEMPLE is a frightening horror steeped in Japanese folklore.

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Competition: Win Hunter's Prayer on DVD

Hunter's Prayer is out on Digital and DVD on September 4th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
Lucas, (Sam Worthington; Hacksaw Ridge, Sabotage) is a solitary assassin who is hired to kill a young woman, Ella, (Odeya Rush; Goosebumps, The Odd Life of Timothy Green). When he can't bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse with both now marked for death. Forced into an uneasy alliance, the pair is relentlessly pursued across Europe, their only hope for survival lying in the exposure of those responsible for the brutal murder of Ella’s family...

Also starring Martin Compston (fresh from TV’s Line Of Duty) as a dogged, unstoppable rival assassin, and with support from Allen Leech (TV’s Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game), THE HUNTER’S PRAYER is marks a riveting return to form for legendary Hollywood action wunderkind Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, U-571). Delivering thrills and spills on an international scale, THE HUNTER’S PRAYER is the first essential action rollercoaster of the autumn.

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Demons - in theaters and VOD this October!


The devil comes to town this October when Demons, written, directed and starring Miles Doleac, hits theaters and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

A psychological thriller that marries elements of The Exorcist, The Shining and The Big Chill, Demons tells of a celebrated fiction writer and former priest (Doleac, “American Horror Story”, The Hollow) who, along with his wife, are tormented by the ghost of her late sister, as the details of her grisly death are slowly uncovered.

Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster), John Schneider (‘’Smallville’’), Lindsay Anne Willams (The Hollow), Steven Brand (Hellraiser : Revelations), Kristina Emerson (“NCIS : New Orleans”), and Gary Grubbs (Free State of Jones) co-star star in a powerful goosebump-stirring new spookfest from Historia Films, the makers of The Hollow and The Historian.

Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an aborted exorcism that resulted in the gruesome death of seventeen-year-old Jewel Grant, in rural Louisiana. The deceased girl’s older sister, Kayleigh, grew immediately attached to Hampstead and sought him out, at first for grief counseling and then, for much more.
Eight years later, Hampstead has left the priesthood and become a celebrated fiction writer, specializing in stories about the occult, and he and Kayleigh, now his wife, have a beautiful daughter and run a well-known bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA. When the couple agrees to host a wedding for one of Colin’s college friends, what begins as a Big Chill-type reunion turns into something much more macabre, as the seemingly omnipresent  ghost of her dead sister Jewel compels Kayleigh to engage in bizarre, destructive behaviors that endanger the lives of both her friends and herself.

Demons is in theaters and VOD October 6.

Studio: Uncork'd Entertainment
Director: Miles Doleac
Cast : Miles Doleac, Andrew Divoff, John Schneider


Saturday, 26 August 2017

Exclusive Interview - Michael Cross - Director of Second Nature


New Sam Huntingon comedy “Second Nature”, directed and co-written by Michael Cross, will get a wide release this September through Nicholas Gyeney’s Mirror Images LTD.

The film, also produced by Gyeney – a filmmaker himself whose Beta Test received a wide theatrical release in 2016 – teams Huntington (Superman Returns, Sully) with Interstellar’s Collette Wolfe.

Amanda (Wolfe) uses a magic mirror to reverse the gender roles in her small town, she gains the upper hand on her womanizing opponent, Bret (Hungtinton). As each experiences life in the other’s shoes, they must decide which reality they prefer before they’re stuck in the flipped world forever.

Second Nature, which premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival, marks the feature debut of Michael Cross.

Theatrically, the film is scheduled to open in theaters from September 8 (beginning with Ark Lodge Cinemas, Seattle). It will also play at the Catalina Film Festival (Sep 27-October 1) and Ellensburg Film Festival (October 6-8).

Second Nature will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.


Do you remember where you were when you came upon the project?

It was over 8 years ago, on a visit to Ellensburg, my hometown. The premise for the movie – a world where women and men are flipped – came to me after a drink or two too many at the Frontier Tavern. Still have the coaster with the idea scribbled on the back. When we filmed the movie in Ellensburg 6 years later we shot a few scenes in the same tavern.


What was the initial appeal for you?

I’ve always been fascinated by gender behavior, as well as gender balance in politics. We are molded from birth and nurtured to behave a certain way, which greatly affects who we are as individuals and as a larger society. So flipping the entire world, so that women behave like men and vice versa, is a way of looking at ourselves more clearly. Through the comedy we are also able to understand better what it’s like walking in someone else’s shoes.


Did the project change, if even slightly, due to budget or other creative decisions, as the shooting date approached?

My writing team literally had no idea how much more relevant Second Nature would be today than when we started writing it over 8 years ago. In fact the first draft of the script wasn’t political at all. It was about 4 years ago that we rewrote the entire story to make it more affordable to produce on a small budget, which is where the small town setting came in. The mayoral special election seemed like a natural fit, providing a lot of opportunities to explore gender behavior in politics and society.


How long of a shoot was it?

We filmed Second Nature in Fall of 2015 in a compressed 21-day production, shooting 6-day weeks. My team completed the film in the summer of 2016, during the election cycle, which felt like it raised the stakes for this little film. And coincidentally, the World Premiere of Second Nature (at the Napa Valley Film Festival) took place on the week of the 2016 general election in early November. The results of the election really changed the political context in this country so much that Second Nature suddenly played like a very different film, in a much more relevant way than anyone expected.


Was it local? Or were parts of it filmed all over?

Ellensburg, Washington was the perfect location for Second Nature. Ellensburg is my hometown, which meant I was able to draw on a lot of favors when it came to caterers, extras, street closures and filming locations. My father cooked many of the meals himself, my aunt took care of craft services. There’s an elementary classroom scene that we filmed in my actual 5th grade classroom, and the scenes that take place in the City Manager’s office were filmed in the actual City Manager’s office at City Hall.


How different a project do you think this would have been if it were filmed 20 years ago?

20 years ago this probably would have been a much different movie. I’m kind of laughing at the thought of this, imagining Second Nature with more of a “What Women Want” broad comedy tone. Very different from the more nuanced tone we were able to achieve.


It would undoubtedly have been marketed a lot differently then, too. Tell us about some of the marketing activities conducted to promote it.

Leading up to the September 8 limited theatrical release, my team has focused mostly on online marketing, supplemented by movie posters and handing out postcards around Seattle.


How important is a social media presence for a film?

Having a social media presence is critical for an independent film to find its audience. Fans are finding us on Instagram, Twitter, but mostly Facebook.


What’s one thing people probably don’t realize about making movies?

I think most people don’t realize how long it takes from writing a script until completing a finished film. A few people have asked me, “Your movie is so incredibly relevant for 2017… did you write it just after the election?”


What was the initial goal of the project, for you. Has it succeeded, in terms of that goal, or is it too early to tell?

In parts of our society, equality is propagating and socially acceptable gender roles continue to evolve. My hope is that Second Nature will initiate a dialogue with an audience that might not otherwise consider gender equality an issue still worth talking about. This independent comedy about confidence, strength, and determination aims to contribute to that conversation in a meaningful way.

Links
http://secondnaturemovie.com


Friday, 25 August 2017

THE STAR -Trailer - Animation (2017)


A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove who has lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told -- the first Christmas.

Initial release: 10 November 2017

Competition: Win Annabelle: Creation Audio CD Soundtrack


The Annabelle: Creation Soundtrack  is out on CD on September 1st and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the CD to give away.

Synopsis:
A masterful and perceptive score by Benjamin Wallfisch.

Following on from the worldwide success of 2014's horror blockbuster Annabelle, a chilling story of a possessed vintage doll, comes a prequel directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle, Lights Out) and written by Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle, the Nun, Swamp Devil).

Composer Benjamin Wallfisch is recognised as one of the top talents of his generation, working with world renowned film makers Steven Spielberg, Rupert Wyatt, Gore Verbinksi and Lars von Trier. Nominated for a Golden Globe, Emmy and an Ivor, Benjamin’s career spans over a decade and boasts 60 feature films. His recent credits include Hidden Figures, A Cure For Wellness and Bitter Harvest. Wallfisch also regularly collaborates with Hans Zimmer, and his work features on the soundtrack to Dunkirk. His next project is the long awaited big screen version of Stephen King's It.

Benjamin Wallfisch comments on his score: “His (director David F. Sandberg) deep understanding of what a score can bring to the table in such a finely nuanced, beautifully crafted piece of cinema as Annabelle: Creation, gave me a lot of freedom to think outside the box. Our only rule was everything in the score had to be acoustic; as the drama is set in the 1950s, everything needed to feel authentic to the time. As a supplement to the large orchestra we used on the score, we utilized a whole bunch of dusty toy instruments from the 1950s, with one in particular appearing more than any other - a seemingly innocent sounding Jaymar toy piano. Just the kind of instrument you might catch Annabelle herself playing…”

Release date: 1st September 2017

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Annabelle: Creation OST Audio CD


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Who composed the Annabelle: Creation Soundtrack?

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Interview: Howard J Ford


In the tradition of Taken comes the thrilling Never Let Go, on DVD and VOD this August from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Award-winning actress Angela Dixon (Dead End) stars in a thrilling international action-thriller about a single mother desperately searching for her missing child in a beautiful, but unfamiliar land, following an apparent abduction. Trusting no one, she takes the law into her own hands, weaving her way through the murky backstreets and barren landscapes, now implicated in the murder of a seemingly innocent man, her connections back in the US begin to reveal that there is much more at stake than first meets the eye.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Howard J. Ford (The Dead, The Dead 2: India), Never Let Go boasts an impressive supporting cast including BAFTA award winning and twice Emmy nominated Lisa Eichhorn (About Time, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Velibor Topic (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Nigel Whitmey (London Has Fallen, Saving Private Ryan) and Rami Nasr (upcoming Murder on the Orient Express, TV’s “The Night Manager”).

We spoke to Howard Ford about his terrifically fun movie.


How many months have you been on the promo trail for the film now?

A: For the Sony North American release you're one of the fist interviews I've done, but we've had an odd release pattern as the film has been out in 27 countries already and dubbed into 7 different languages so it's been an interesting ride that's for sure! Normally a film comes out in the US first but we had a similar situation to our film 'The Dead' in 2012 and that became a number 1 selling horror movie for 6 weeks, so fingers crossed that Never Let Go finds it's audience too! We were very lucky to be voted best independent film of 2016 in the UK at the National Film Awards, voted for by 2.6Million people apparently and we were hugely grateful for that endorsement!


Is it something you enjoy – talking about the movie?

A: This is actually a great question and no one has ever asked me this! It's nice to get the story out there of what happened during the making of the film, particularly as I have a very personal reason for making this film and it's a hugely important way of connecting with our potential audience who might be reading then go, alright, I'll give Never Let Go a shot. However, I'm much more comfortable doing it - getting out there and making a film or constructing a scene, so in truth I'm not as comfortable talking about it as I am doing it!


In terms of the film itself, how close to it are you? Is it like a child you’re sending out into the world?

A: I have been so close to it, it's absolutely like sending a child out into the world. In fact, the very reason Never Let Go exists is because I very nearly sent my own child out of this world! I was on vacation in Malta when my just turned 3 year old son vanished and I became convinced he had been abducted. I searched frantically all around the resorts feeling ready to do any kind of violent acts to get him back. I was pumped full of adrenalin and shaking with a kind of panic. Then, by chance I found him at the bottom of one of the swimming pools drowning. I thought he was already gone but managed to get him back. That's why I wrote, Never Let Go. It would have been my fault - I was texting when he must have fallen in the pool!


What was it about this particular project that appealed to you?

A: I love the journey movie - I love going on journeys and I don't want my films to just take place in rooms. We see rooms all the time. I bet you're in one right now! I want to go somewhere different. With my previous films - 'The Dead' was shot in Africa (Burkina Faso and Ghana including the Sahara desert), 'The Dead 2, India' of course was shot all across India and I was originally going to shoot Never Let Go in Malta, which is a lovely island, but then I was doing an internet location scout as I was looking for a location like a slaughter house or similar as I wanted a thread about the trade in flesh along side the plot. Then I stumbled upon the 'Tanneries' in Morocco - huge, incredibly looking (But disgusting smelling places) where people dip leather hides into concrete bowls of ammonia. It was such a visual feast I just had to get that in so switched the whole thing to Morocco. It was a very tough shoot, but I hope worth it for the locations..


Are horror fans going to dig it? 

A: I would love to hear what horror fans think of Never Let Go. The thing is, horror fans are extremely smart and also a lot deeper than non horror fans would credit them and whilst it's not a horror, I don't think there is anything much more horrible than loosing one's child - we premiered the film at FrightFest in London where we had originally shown The Dead and then had the honour of being the opening film 2 years later with The Dead 2, India and I was genuinely worried what the UK horror fans would think of NLG, but I was so relived that they 'got it' and one hardcore horror fan came up to the lead actress Angela and I and said it was his joint favourite film of the festival. Even if he was just being kind, I truly appreciated it and I think our horror fans know I'll be back with another for them some day soon so I'd love them to give NLG a shot!


Was there a check-list of things you HAD to have in the film?

A: Well one thing for sure: My surviving son, he HAD to be in the film and in fact he's right there in the opening sequence being kidnapped from right under the noses of our British couple. If you watch the whole film and understand my story of nearly loosing him, I think you will get why...

I definitely had a check list of things when I was first writing it. Without giving the plot away I had 4 or 5 key 'event's or twists I wanted to get in the film so I layed those out and then found ways of tying them in.  I've tried to put in some deeply personal things for our main character, played by the fabulous Angela Dixon as I didn't want to play-it-straight. You can never please everyone with any plot as it's all in the eyes of the beholder, so it's funny that what affects one person deeply, someone else doesn't even feel it, but they feel something else. I love that about film but it also makes an audience's reaction extremely unpredictable.


It is comforting to see people covering the movie, and genuinely getting behind it? 

A: It really is actually. I'm genuinely grateful for your time in interviewing me and talking about the film and I'm also extremely grateful for anyone reading this then spending some of their heard earned $ on seeking out and watching the film. That act of doing so literally keeps independent film alive. Sadly so many people are downloading films illegally which is rapidly killing independent movies so all we will be left with is huge superhero type movies or TV series. It's all in your hands...


They said that a theatrical release is only a ‘promo’ for a VOD/DVD release these days.  What’s your take?

 A: It's true in many respects. Unless you are one of these huge movies where ten's or hundreds of millions are spent telling the masses what to like. What to go and see and what popcorn to go with it, as an independent movie, the theatrical side generally looses money, but allows you to create a little more awareness and get more 'coverage'/reviews etc, then you have at least a shot of recouping your budget, or doing well enough to make a profit and see you onto the next film.. I really enjoyed the theatrical tour with Never Let Go, Angela and I moved from town to town with it at theatres in the UK and there is nothing like the way it play on the big screen with proper surround sound. I really don't want the cinema to die, but sadly it is dying right now.


Will we all, at some time, be watching films on VOD only?

A: Yes I believe we will. at least 99% of us. There will be some crazy theatre owners with long beards in far flung places that will keep their theatre's open to the end even with three people a night in there to see an old print of something whilst they drink neat whisky from the projection room! Then when they are finally gone too we will all be devastated over the loss of this previously wonderful era, and we will blab to our grandchildren how we once all gathered in a dark room at a specific time and curtains would open and we'd all watch a movie together and talk about the experience afterwards. They will pop their wireless earpieces out for a moment and say F**k off granddad, I'm watching a funny cat's singing on youtube!


How much do you love the theatre, though?  The genre film is almost made for it, isn’t there?

A: I love it so much that I gave up my life to make it my career! I didn't get into this and start travelling all over the world to the most cinematic locations I could find, to watch them on a device whilst giggling around on a train. However, it's become extremely evident that it's nearly impossible to get people to hop into their car, drive to a theatre, pay for parking, pay the entrance fee etc and watch a film with the possibility of someone talking loudly next to them when they have so much choice at home on their couch at whatever time the want and they can even pause it to go make a cuppa. How do we compete with that? The great thing about VOD, and I might be able to answer you more accurately in six months or so when I see the result of how many people did watch Never Let Go, that as a film maker, I have the chance that nearly 100million people could watch my film in North America with all the digital platforms we are now on. I plugged in my 'Oral' streaming device the other day (sound nice right:) and of course for fun I pressed the button talked into it and said 'Never Let Go' and up came the film up. I thought, shit, how can we beat that! Also in the UK we ended up on a section on Netflix 'Women who rule the screen' right next to Titanic and Hunger Games etc. That wouldn't have happened in the theatre!


If a film of yours isn’t getting a big screen release do you usually try and set-up a screening for it in a theatre anyway? Or get it a festival run? So that those that want to see it on a huge creamy screen can?

A: Yes, absolutely right. I have to see my work on the big screen and I want my cast and crew to experience it too after all the hard work and sacrifices to get it made. Even if the majority of folks will see it on Netflix or Amazon etc (Which I'm delighted to say it's can be) but I have to see it on the big screen first. We had an amazing screening in LA at the Artemis film festival where it won best film, best actress and best director last year and you get to feel it differently as there is an energy with the audience. I also stood at the back and watched NLG on a huge screen in Belgium. I watched my own son who I nearly lost on this vast screen and honestly it nearly buckled me. It's very hard to describe.


With film fans themselves being the biggest supporter of sci-fi, horror and fantasy movies, should genre films be excluded from film criticism?

A: I don't think any film should be excluded from criticism. Having said that, what one person loves, another person does not and vice versa. You simply cannot please everyone and of course no film is perfect. I am my own worst critic and I beat myself up about all sorts of aspects of my films, so for me personally I avoid looking at too much criticism as I've already felt it from myself!

Thank you so much for your time on this and if you come with us on the Never Let Go journey, sincerely hope you enjoy the ride!

Amazon Links
Never Let Go [DVD] - Amazon UK
Never Let Go [DVD] - Amazon USA


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

#FromJennifer - New Poster and Trailer


Horror icons Tony Todd (Candyman, the Final Destination series) and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, "Twin Peaks") star in #FromJennifer, the "highly original and radically ingenious" (Starburst) new film from award-winning writer/director Frank Merle, out 9/28 on Digital and Cable from Sector 5 Films.

Jennifer Peterson (Danielle Taddei) is having a very rough week. She's been fired from a movie shoot, her manager just dropped her, and her boyfriend dumped her, right after releasing a sex tape of them together.
But Jennifer has decided to turn things around: she hatches a plot she calls "Revenge Porn Revenge," in which she plans to settle the score by filming a devastatingly elaborate video and posting it online, making herself famous in the process. But like everything else in her life lately, her revenge plot doesn't go according to plan, and a shocking trail of carnage is left in her wake.

Winner of no less than 7 major film festival awards, including Best Director at the Illinois International Film Festival (Frank Merle) and Best Actress (Danielle Taddei) at the Mindfield Film Festival, #FromJennifer features a host of genre favorites in-front of and behind-the-camera including actors Aaron Abrams ("Hannibal"), Meghan Deanna Smith (Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness), Trae Ireland (13/13/13) and Danielle Taddei (“Pretty Little Liars”), with producers Frank Merle and Hunter Johnson (#2Jennifer) and executive producers James Cullen Bressack (Bethany, To Jennifer) and Warren Croyle.
"A truly timely and Relevant Film" (We are Indie Horror), #FromJennifer on Digital and Cable September 28 from Sector 5 Films.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Never Let Go - Trailer - On DVD & Digital 8/22


In the tradition of Taken comes the thrilling Never Let Go, on DVD and VOD this August from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Award-winning actress Angela Dixon (Dead End) stars in a thrilling international action-thriller about a single mother desperately searching for her missing child in a beautiful, but unfamiliar land, following an apparent abduction. Trusting no one, she takes the law into her own hands, weaving her way through the murky backstreets and barren landscapes, now implicated in the murder of a seemingly innocent man, her connections back in the US begin to reveal that there is much more at stake than first meets the eye.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Howard J. Ford (The Dead, The Dead 2: India), Never Let Go boasts an impressive supporting cast including BAFTA award winning and twice Emmy nominated Lisa Eichhorn (About Time, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Velibor Topic (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Nigel Whitmey (London Has Fallen, Saving Private Ryan) and Rami Nasr (upcoming Murder on the Orient Express, TV’s “The Night Manager”).

The multi-award winning Never Let Go will be available on DVD and VOD August 22.

Buy Never Let Go from Amazon.com
Buy Never Let Go from Amazon UK

Monday, 21 August 2017

Suburbicon | New UK Trailer starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore


Welcome to Suburbicon in the first UK trailer for the dark comedy directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Issac. Written by the Coen Brothers, George Clooney and Grant Heslov prepare to join the community when the film arrives in cinemas November 24.

‘Suburbicon’ is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns… the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. Suburbicon is this Autumn’s much-anticipated dark comedy, with a fantastic cast also including Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac and newcomer Noah Jupe.

IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 24

Saturday, 19 August 2017

The Foreigner Official Trailer #2 (2017) Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan


Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

American Assassin Trailer (2017) | 'Get it Done'


AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer - Official Trailer HD


STARRING
Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan,
Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp and Alicia Silverstone

A prominent surgeon adopts a teenager into his family, but as the teen's actions grow increasingly sinister, the doctor is forced to make a terrible decision.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Baywatch explodes onto Blu-ray and DVD September 25


The “smart and deliciously silly” (Glamour Online) and “hilarious” (Metro) comedy BAYWATCH makes waves as it rides onto Digital Download with a new extended version, featuring outrageous footage not seen in cinemas on September 21, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Fans can enjoy the laughs on DVD, Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD on September 25, 2017.

When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, legendary Lt. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson, Fast & Furious 8) leads his elite squad of badass lifeguards on a mission to prove you don’t have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hot-shot recruits including former Olympian Matt Brody (Zac Efron, Bad Neighbours 2), they’ll ditch the surf and go deep undercover to take down a ruthless businesswoman (Priyanka Chopra, TV’s “Quantico”), whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.

The BAYWATCH Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD include both the extended and original versions of the film on both the discs and via the digital download, and are loaded with special features, including interviews with the sensational cast, a look at the “Baywatch” legacy, behind-the-scenes footage of the spectacular stunts, as well as deleted and extended scenes.  The extended version will also be available via a digital download code inside the DVD. The DVD disc also includes select bonus features. The film boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theatre environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

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On The Road | Official Trailer (2017)

On The Road

ON THE ROAD is directed by BAFTA winning filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) follows British music stars Wolf Alice on tour and stars James McArdle (Angels in America, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and introduces Leah Harvey.

ON THE ROAD follows North London rock four-piece Wolf Alice as they take to the streets of the UK to promote their debut album, My Love Is Cool, for the last time. Driving from city to city, playing 16 cities in three weeks, the band are joined by Estelle (Leah Harvey), an intern with the band’s record company, who will be helping the band with their promotional duties, accompanying them as they visit local radio stations and give interviews to the press. Estelle strikes up a intimate friendship with Joe (James McCardle), a member of the band’s road crew, and through their eyes, we see both the magic and monotony of life on the road, giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of a passionate young rock band in their searing prime.

ON THE ROAD is released in the UK & Ireland on 29 September by Lorton Distribution.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Exception - In cinemas and digital platforms 29th September and on DVD 2nd October, 2017


Kaiser Wilhelm’s lavish exile in the Dutch countryside becomes the setting for an unlikely love affair and a dangerous spy mission in World War Two thriller THE EXCEPTION, in cinemas and digital HD from 29th September, and DVD on 2nd October, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch. As he begins to infiltrate the Kaiser's life in search of clues, Brandt finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James; Cinderella, Baby Driver), one of the Kaiser's maids.

Also featuring Janet McTeer (TV’s The White Queen, The Woman In Black), Ben Daniels (TV’s House Of Cards, The Hollow Crown) and a mesmerising cameo from Eddie Marsan (Their Finest, War Horse) as the terrifying Heinrich Himmler, THE EXCEPTION is based on Alan Judd’s international bestseller, ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’ and is brought to the screen by acclaimed theatre director David Leveaux (The Glass Menagerie with Jessica Lange, Neil LaBute’s The Distance From Here).

With Plummer, James and Courtney delivering stellar performances and leading an incredible ensemble cast, THE EXCEPTION is a thrilling, complex treat from start to finish and the perfect accompaniment to the onset of autumn.



Patti Cake$ - New Clips and Featurette


Newcomer Danielle Macdonald stars as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P a.k.a. Patti Cake$ in the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humour, raw energy and unforgettable beats.

PATTI CAKE$ also stars Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay and Mamoudou Athie.

PATTI CAKE$ arrives in UK cinemas in on 1st September 2017 following its UK premiere as the closing night of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on August 23rd.

Parking Lot Clip (Explicit)


Pharmacy Clip


Making Music Featurette

Monday, 14 August 2017

UNA - New Poster and Trailer


Based on the Laurence Olivier Award winning stage play Blackbird by David Harrower, UNA is directed by Benedict Andrews, stars Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed.

UNA follows a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her stability. Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past. Their confrontation raises unanswered questions and unresolved longings. It will shake them both to the core. UNA gazes into the heart of a devastating form of love and asks if redemption is possible.

Directed by Benedict Andrews with Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed

UNA is released in UK & Ireland on 1 September by Thunderbird Releasing and is a project backed by Film4.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

A Fish Tale - Official Trailer (2017) Family, Movie HD


A stuffed animal shows a little girl that love is a special kind of magic.

Stars: Robert Carradine, Martin Klebba, Lexi Giovagnoli

CLASSIC REVIEW: Secret Window - By Chris Stuckmann


While in the process of an ugly divorce from his wife (Maria Bello), writer Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) relocates to his remote cabin in upstate New York for solitude. Attempting to recover his mental health, Rainey has the misfortune of being found by John Shooter (John Turturro), a farmer who claims Rainey plagiarized his work. At first, Rainey ignores the accusations, but Shooter has no intention of quietly disappearing. Soon, Shooter becomes increasingly vicious in his quest for retribution.


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Escape Room - Official Trailer (2017) Mystery Movie HD


Four friends who partake in a popular Los Angeles escape room, owned by Brice (Ulrich), and find themselves stuck with a demonically possessed killer. Sean Young plays the keeper of a box containing an evil demon. The friends have less than an hour to solve the puzzles needed to escape the room alive

Death Waits for No Man - New Poster and Trailer


The Postman Always Rings Twice meets Drive in writer-director Armin Siljkovic’s neon-doused indie noir-thriller Death Waits for No Man.

Expected to release late 2017/early 2018, it’s the unnerving and complex chronicle of a neon art collector that seduces a lone drifter into killing her abusive husband.

Black Sails’ Angelique Pretorius headlines a cast that includes Bradley Snedeker, Corey Rieger and Travis Myers.

"Death Waits for No Man" is released this Fall.

Cast : Bradley Snedeker, Corey Rieger, Angelique Pretorius

Friday, 11 August 2017

BRAD'S STATUS | Official Trailer | 2017 [HD]


Brad Sloan has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban California, but it's not quite what he imagined during his glory days in college. Sloan keeps comparing his life with those of his four college friends, wondering what it would be like to have their well-paying and glamorous jobs. When circumstances force Brad to reconnect with his buddies, he soon begins to question whether he has failed, or is in some ways the most successful of them all.

Initial release: 15 September 2017 (USA)

The Wilde Wedding Official Trailer (2017) Patrick Stewart, John Malkovich Comedy Movie HD


A retired film star prepares for her wedding to husband number four, a renowned English writer.

Starring
Glenn Close
John Malkovich
Patrick Stewart
Minnie Driver
Cinematography Paula Huidobro
Edited by Madeleine Gavin

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Anti Matter - New Poster & Trailer


Writer-director Keir Burrow's critically acclaimed sci-fi masterpiece "Anti Matter" hits theaters and VOD this September from Uncork'd Entertainment.

Experience "art-house psychological horror at its finest" (MovieCrypt.com) in a "stylish and intriguing" (Shadows on the Wall) take on "Alice in Wonderland".

Ana, an Oxford PhD student finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who – or what - is behind the rising horror in her life.

Featuring a cast "anchored by a strong performance from Yaiza Figueroa" (Eye for Film), "Anti Matter" is a "taut thriller that should appeal to both hard sci-fi fans and those who don’t know their wormholes from their warp drives" (One Room With a View).

"Anti Matter" in select theaters and VOD September 8.

Smashing The Glass Ceiling


There are countless obstacles that thwart, limit and restrict women in the film industry. There is a distinct lack of female directors and screenwriters in film; but not due to lack of talent (see the recent successes of Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay and Patty Jenkins) and leading roles for actresses beyond a certain age are also often said to be rare, as scripts that incorporate this demographic are not being written or optioned as frequently.

The campaign to change these injustices is ongoing, and there have been visible successes in recent times, with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence driving a hard bargain to rectify the pay gap, but the battle is also taking place on the screen itself. In Their Finest, a WWII-set comedy drama directed by Lone Scherfig, we see a female scriptwriter overcome the tiresome misogynistic view that her only use to the film is to write the “slop”, AKA “the female dialogue”, and Gemma Arterton’s Catrin blazes the trail as a result.

Their Finest releases on digital platforms on August 14th and on DVD & Blu-ray on August 21st, and to celebrate we’re taking a look at celluloid’s finest trailblazing women who stick it to the man (quite literally), and have well and truly smashed through the various glass ceilings on screen.

Holly Golightly - Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
The already iconic Audrey Hepburn takes on the greatest role of her career in the adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The film follows a lonely, struggling writer who becomes enchanted with his neighbour: an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite with a penchant for high-fashion and wild parties. He soon discovers the woman’s innate vulnerability, and her true identity as an estranged wife from Texas, who has run away in pursuit of a better life. Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the na├»ve, eccentric socialite is as powerful now as it was upon its 1961 release, showing true courage and will that inspired generations of women.

Ripley - Alien (1979)
Fast forward a few years and Ridley Scott presents a completely new vision of a female lead: hard-as-nails Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), who needs no man to assist her in kicking alien ass, and unlike the multitude of female leads to precede her, Ridley is not sexualised in the slightest. In this terrifying first instalment of the franchise, Ripley quickly realises that she must gather all the courage she can muster, and destroy the beast that has swiftly devoured her ship’s crew in the dark depths of outer space. By casting a female in the lead role, Scott’s created a heroine foil to the archetypal male action hero of the time, marking a breakthrough for female roles in cinema that was soon replicated for years to come in films such as Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Kill Bill and The Hunger Games.

Marge Gunderson – Fargo (1996)
In this Coen Brothers classic about an organised kidnapping that goes horribly wrong, Francis McDormand plays the pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson who is investigating the case that is linked with a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. McDormand brilliantly captures the tricky juxtaposition of being incredibly sweet and loveable, whilst also operating in a particularly no-nonsense manner, as she tries to make sense of the twisted world in front of her. The fact that Marge is heavily pregnant barely figures into the film, even as she’s pointing her gun fearlessly at a man doing unspeakable things to a wood chipper, again proving that she is a truly multi-faceted character that does not conform to any of the female screen stereotypes of the time.

Erin Brockovich - Erin Brockovich (2000)
Julia Roberts’s Oscar-winning performance as Erin Brockovich is as fierce as they come. The single mother of three who loses a personal injury lawsuit starts work as an assistant at a law firm. Whilst struggling to find time to dedicate to work and to her children, she becomes enthused by a case against Pacific Gas and Electric, and begins to lead the battle against the corporation, earning respect from the lawyers that once looked down on her and the community that she represents. Eventually she unearths a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning of a city's water supply, which threatens the health of thousands of residents, doing what her male counterparts couldn’t, all the while raising a family, and proving the haters wrong.

Juno – Juno (2007)
There are many things about this smart and witty indie comedy written by the brilliant Diablo Cody that can be food for thought, but Ellen Page’s brilliant lead performance of an intelligent teenage girl determined to have her ‘unexpected’ child is nothing short of mesmerising. Throughout the film Juno is pushed and pulled this way and that by people trying to convince her of what to do with her own body, but she remains resolute and does exactly what she sets out to do. All the while, Juno is determined not to lose sight of the fact that she is a regular high school teenager who just wants to have fun. Valiantly battling against the emotional and social fallouts of her decision to keep the baby, this plucky young woman takes a situation most would be terrified of and makes it into her own journey, and although she makes mistakes along the way, it was always hers.

Catrin Cole - Their Finest (2017)
Lone Sherfig’s London-set World War II drama-comedy presents a 1940s female scriptwriter’s struggles to be taken seriously in the workplace. Gemma Arterton plays Catrin who is hired to help bring a “woman’s touch” to the propaganda films by writing all the “slop”, but ends up becoming the driving force behind the production of a feature length film based on the Dunkirk rescue, commissioned to inspire America to join the war. During the film’s production, Catrin manages to disprove all the men who doubted her talent and worth, including her husband and colleagues; something that will definitely ring true for modern day audiences.

THEIR FINEST IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON AUGUST 14TH, AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD ON AUGUST 21ST, 2017, COURTESY OF LIONSGATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT UK

Demon Hunter - Trailer and Poster


From Wild Eye Releasing comes Demon Hunter, writer-director Zoe Kavanagh’s “genre hugging” (The Irish Times) horror-actioner, available on VOD August 15.

Underworld meets Buffy in a frenetic slice n’ dice that’s taken home more than 15 awards, including Best Director at the Fright Fest International Film Festival.

“Bring your samurai sword” (Horror Buzz) to the chronicle a young woman, half demon/half human who helps a detective rescue his daughter from a demonic cult.

After she is captured by police for questioning in the slaying of a man she claimed was a demon, Taryn Barker must prove her innocence, and the existence of demons. But when a cult captures the daughter of one of the detectives on the case, the police must trust, and unleash, this warrior on the Satantic group who are intent on bringing an ancient evil force into the world.
Niamh Hogan, Alan Talbot, Kevin O'Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis star in a film that “keeps on the gas until the credits roll” (Beyond the Gore).

Demon Hunter available on digital/VOD August 15.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Interview with Florence Hartigan - Star of Phoenix Forgotten


Florence Hartigan is one of the fresh faces amongst the Ridley Scott-produced Phoenix Forgotten, now available on Blu-ray and DVD. And we caught up with her for a chat.

Can you tell us about the process involved in getting the role…
I first got involved with this project a couple years back actually - I had done a few commercials and music videos with Justin Barber (the director of our movie), so when he and T.S. Nowlin, our writer, were looking to shoot a test for the film they asked if I’d be interested in being a part of that shoot. We went to Phoenix and shot a few scenes. I didn’t know if that was going to translate to me being able to be part of the feature version, especially when Scott Free became part of the equation, so I was super happy to get to audition, and even happier to be given the role. To be able to see this project through from beginning to end has been something very special for me.

What were they looking for in you?
I think one of the huge things for the casting was to get people who were not only good actors, but who could improvise well. We were so lucky to have T.S. (Nowlin of Maze Runner) as our writer - but it was part of the documentary-style of film we were making to not only shoot the script as written, but also shoot an improvised version of pretty much every scenario. So I think my improv background was super helpful - I have a comedy improv background (I’ve studied at UCB and The Groundlings here in LA), which I didn’t ever imagine would be so integral to my performance in a sci-fi thriller but there you go!


Was it daunting knowing you’d be the lead?
It’s definitely always a bit of a scary thrill taking on a big role, whether or not it’s the lead. It’s kind of like climbing a mountain Since this is a documentary-style project - we were really influenced by Werner Herzog, and filmmakers like him - there are actually real people in the movie, who we are just asking questions about their actual real life experiences. So I wanted to make sure Sophie fit in with those real people and never felt “acted”. I wanted to give her lots of layers and depth. So, like climbing a mountain it was one step at a time. It was an incredibly rewarding role to dig into.

What makes the character tick?
Sophie is someone who grew up in this terrible shadow of the tragic disappearance of her brother. When we meet her in the movie, Sophie’s mom is finally selling her childhood home, closing the chapter on a lot of those memories. Sophie is a filmmaker, so making a film is how she knows how to express herself. So what’s driving her is the need to come back to all that stuff with new eyes and find out more, anything else she can, and through her film, cast light in those dark places.


Did you get along well with your co-stars? Get much time to get to know each other before the shoot began?
We actually all spent a lot of time together - Clint Jordan who plays my dad, and Cyd Strittmatter who plays my mom, and I made sure to put in some solid time together before we shot. There was so much improv in the process that we wanted to make sure we had key things we all knew to be true - fixed points to base the freestyling around. Also pretty much everything was on location so even though I don’t have scenes with any of the teens (the film takes place in two time periods, 20 years apart, and the teens are in the other time period) we all saw a lot of each other. Everyone was good people, and very talented, which is what you want when you’re working together. We still hang out from time to time which is nice.

Some of those locations you shot at looked pretty cool too. Where did you largely shoot?
We mostly shot in and around LA, but we shot some desert stuff in Anza Borrego (near San Diego) which is absolutely beautiful, and we did a week or so actually in Phoenix too. My favorite day shooting was the day I got to go fim in a Cessna (which is a 4 seater aircraft), and then chat to Jay Pirouznia who is an ex undercover cop turned PI who in real life handles cases like the fictional one in the movie. He has the best stories in Arizona. He’s the real deal!


Has the film opened doors for you?

I’m so grateful to have had my first lead in a feature be this film. It was incredible to be part of such a collaborative experience, and to get to play such a thoughtful, intelligent and relentless woman - it’s up-levelled me as an actor in every way. On the heels of this, my next project is ‘Malevolent’ - an animated horror film starring Morena Baccarin of Deadpool, where I play an emotionally damaged valley girl dealing with addiction and a very bad family dynamic….!   

You can buy Phoenix Forgotten from Amazon US by Clicking Here

Sam Huntingon stars in Second Nature - released this September


New Sam Huntingon comedy “Second Nature”, directed and co-written by Michael Cross, will get a wide release this September through Nicholas Gyeney’s Mirror Images LTD.

The film, also produced by Gyeney – a filmmaker himself whose Beta Test received a wide theatrical release in 2016 – teams Huntington (Superman Returns, Sully) with Interstellar’s Collette Wolfe.

Amanda (Wolfe) uses a magic mirror to reverse the gender roles in her small town, she gains the upper hand on her womanizing opponent, Bret (Hungtinton). As each experiences life in the other’s shoes, they must decide which reality they prefer before they’re stuck in the flipped world forever.

Second Nature, which premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival, marks the feature debut of Michael Cross.

Theatrically, the film is scheduled to open in theaters from September 8 (beginning with Ark Lodge Cinemas, Seattle). It will also play at the Catalina Film Festival (Sep 27-October 1) and Ellensburg Film Festival (October 6-8).

Second Nature will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.