Screen Star and prolific Producer Mem Ferda has joined Actor / Director Martin Copping to bring to us a new exciting psychological thriller set in Australia on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, ‘The Dunes’.
‘The Dunes’, which is written by Copping, is a story about a renowned journalist for the LA Times, who returns to his hometown of The Dunes and while he’s there, a mysterious figure from his past re-emerges and threatens his entire existence.
The film is peppered with underlying themes of substance abuse. The director and lead actor (Copping), wrote the screenplay after the tragic loss of his own mother to Alcoholism.
Co-Producer Mem Ferda (London Heist, Smoking Guns) commented;- ‘this film is of such importance, in spreading awareness and educating the public about the vulnerabilities of addiction. I myself lost a dear friend to addiction and feel this delicately woven story will highlight and educate about the dangers as well as entertain.
Starring: Martin Copping (Hand of God, Hawaii Five-0)
Tim Phillipps (Neighbours, The Secret Circle)
Jacinta Stapleton (Molly, Never Tear Us Apart)
Kate Neilson (Groomless Bride, Killer Elite)
Maria Volk (The Mule, Electric Heart)
Director / Producer: Martin Copping (Zombie Hunter, Hand of God)
Co- producer : Mem Ferda (Once Upon A Time at Christmas)
Cinematographer : Chris Ekstein (Seduced, Mexican Sunrise)
Some horror coming at you from my ancestral stomping grounds of Finland, Tuftland (Kyrsyä) will have its North American Premiere at Other Worlds Austin film festival in December.
Check out all the details below as well as a couple of stills.
From The Press Release
Roope Olenius’ directorial debut film Tuftland (Kyrsyä) will have its North American Premiere at Other Worlds Austin film festival in December. The Finnish hillbilly horror will screen alongside horror and scifi films including Beyond Skyline and Curvature, which stars Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Terminator II).
“It’s awesome to have our film premiere in Austin, Texas! After studying filmmaking for several years in United States, it feels great to come back and show what I’ve been able to pull off after studies in Finland. I can’t wait to see what the people of Austin will think about our crazy Finnish hillibillies,” says director Olenius.
The film stars Veera W. Vilo, Miikka J. Anttila, Saara Elina, Ari Savonen, Janne-Markus Kataja and Neea Viitamäki. In addition, in a major role will be seen Ria Kataja, one of the most celebrated actresses to come out from Finland, known for her work in movies in Black Ice, Open Up to Me and Man and a Baby.
Tuftland is a Finnish hillbilly horror that revolves around a headstrong textile student (Veera W. Vilo) who tries to overcome her problems by taking on a summer job from an isolated and offbeat village of Kyrsyä. The films international sales rights were just recently acquired by EuroObscura, which is a American sales agency that focuses solely on European cult and horror movies.
Mad Sin Cinema is in production of several new provocative and experimental films by Shane Ryan (My Name is 'A' by anonymous, the Amateur Porn Star Killer trilogy), featuring 16 year old gender-fluid actor newcomer Lilith Singson (aka Tobias Bristol) in the lead of several films; including Red Oedipal (a bloody and twisted romance), This Girl, This Boy (a docudrama about a gender-fluid teenager), and Half-Breed (a transgender fantasy/horror tale), with a supporting role in God Got Ill, and a major role in Ted Bundy Had a Son.
The two formed a partnership at the beginning of last summer and have been working continuously since. Ryan is usually a minimal to one-man production team, with himself making up the entire crew of This Girl, This Boy and God Got Ill.
Red Oedipal, which began shooting last week, featured the help of just one other crew member, while the two hope to raise an actual budget for Half-Breed and hire a professional team.
Ted Bundy Had a Son includes more than 125 directors from all around the world (more directors than any single film in history) who came together to make a fictionalized documentary on the serial killer known as Brandon/Reid Ryan Allen (Ryan's character from the APSK trilogy).
Ryan searched worldwide for 3 years from over 4,000 submissions to find an actress who could play the part of the title character (a relative of the victim in the first film), with no success, until reuniting with Singson (a family friend he hadn't seen in years).
Singson's portion for Bundy begins production soon while the rest of the film has begun post. This Girl, This Boy and Red Oedipal are both currently filming, along with God Got Ill (an experimental project/documentary, with a 4-5 year shooting schedule). Half-Breed is in development. Those interested in supporting the films and the LGBTQ and horror film community, and/or wishing to even receive a special thanks or a co-producing credit in one or more of the films, can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/transgenderfilms or through Mad Sin Cinema http://www.madsincinema.com/.
Just in time for Halloween, Jared Masters’ bloody and controversial sword and sandal epic, Absolute Vow (Director’s Cut) premiers exclusively on DVD.
Official selections at the Marquee on Main and Fake Flesh Film Festivals!
The surprise release has everyone (especially horror and Bible conspiracy theorists) scrambling to pick up their copy of this highly-coveted form of bizarre, terrifying art. Get yours while supplies last. The star-studded picture will surely be a mainstay on your top shelf, on your mantle place, or displayed prominently on your coffee table for a sure fire way to delve into heated conversations with relatives you rarely see at holiday parties. Chock full of rare bonus material you wont see in theaters. Order online, wherever DVDs are sold! (Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, etc.)
Summery: One thousand years before Christ, in an age where pagans ran rampant... Incest and child sacrifices were common place, for false gods that consumed the minds of many wicked men, until the shocking story of a virgin ... without a name, made its way into the Holly cannon, and now, fully embellished for the first time, by the Sultan of Sensationalism, Jared Masters. The strangest story in the Bible is finally fleshed out, into a new kind of cinematic experience, starring Parker Love Bowling and her big sister, Kansas, plus Andy Dick’s daughter, Meg, Michael Madsen’s son, Kal, and the infamous Lloyd Kaufman.... The true tale of a mighty warrior. Will he kill his only daughter?
Absolute Vow has wrapped principal photography, that means the film is guaranteed to wind up on the screen of your home and maybe you’re your local theater. This motion picture is a true story, based on the bizarre tale of Jephthah’s daughter, in the Old Testament. It has been called the strangest story in the Bible. Now, the story is told, and horror fans everywhere will enjoy the shocking cinematic experience over and over again, for this is a timeless tale everyone should see, on glorious 16mm film.
This motion picture stars Parker Love Bowling, as the Virgin without a name, with Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger), Kansas Bowling (B.C. Butcher), Aki Aleong (Pound of Flesh), Art Roberts (Interstellar Wars), Rodney Bingenheimer (Mayor of the Sunset Strip), Dallas Chandler (Ballet of Blood), Marley Uribe (Cupcake), Meg Dick (Roller Junkies), Kalvin Madsen (Now Here), Walter Hochbrueckner (Love Carries), Dannah Hooper, Daphne Fischer (Triangles), Joan Apperson (White Slaves of K-Town), Sierra Renfro (Naxian Prime) Vera Taylor (Boonville Redemption), Geo Sargent (Slink), Aaron Berjohn (The Cowboy Chronicles), Valiera Feldman, Peter Rodkey, Laura Wight, Troy Alexander, Ned Casual, Taylor Victoria (8 Reels of Sewage) Wendy Pauline McKinney, Alfredo Trueba and Princess Frank. Production assistance by Jole Cold, Peter Rodkey and Elizabeth Zamets. Written and directed by Jared Masters (Slink, After School Massacre).
Be careful what you promise God.... A Frolic Picture.
Coming soon to a digital streaming outlet near you!
This very special DVD release is packed with special features like deleted scenes and more!
Normally I would construct a synopsis of sorts for a review but in the case of DIS, the 60 minute avant-garde horror film by Writer/ Director Adrian Corona, I think there is magic to be had in going in blind and experiencing the film in all its peculiar glory.
The only slither of plot you should know is this: Bill Oberst Jr (in another commanding and outstanding performance) plays Ariel, an ex-soldier with a past, who is hiking through the woods when he encounters figures both demonic and surreal and seemingly straight out of a Stanley Kubrick film.
Some readers may know DIS as the city nestled between sixth and nine circles of Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy. It was a city of sexual perverts, blasphemers and other such sinners. And trust me, that’s just the beginning of the hidden meanings throughout this strange little film.
Immediately noticeable within Dis is the impeccable cinematography. Hidden chambers are low-lit and caked with graffiti to capture a disgusting underbelly. Flashbacks are established in black and white, with expressionistic lighting to capture the mood at the heart of the story that you’d find in an old horror film.
Dialogue is kept to a minimal here, regulated to flashbacks to fill in Ariel’s background and current drive. For lengthy passages, Ariel wanders the beautiful woods in silence and it’s only towards the second half of the film that we start to hear him communicate more often.
It’s a fantastic thing, then, that we have one of the genre’s hardest working man – and terrific character actors – Bill Oberst Jr to portray to Ariel. It surely can’t be an easy thing to capture the mood of a character moving from silent set piece to silent piece, but Oberst Jr makes it seem so effortless. From his many micro expressions to his anguished cries, it is a hypnotic performance.
I will say that the film was surprising in ways I didn’t expect it to be. There’s nudity, yes, but there’s also forced masturbation and urinating, enough for me to wonder where the line between film and reality was. What was real here and what was staged?
Keeping this in mind, I wanted to film to go further. At 60 minutes, it’s a breeze. A tight script. Not a lot of room for movement or too much development beyond the basic arc – and I was left wanting more shock value. More development of the central mythology.
What it all comes down to is this: DIS is an experimental horror film that, sitting at 60 minutes, flies past you while leaving you with a string of questions about what happened or what this image meant. Was Ariel drawn to this demon because of his past? Is that how the demon chooses its souls for harvesting?
If you’re like me and you enjoy art-house horror films that go for something different – larger than life stories with small budgets, than this beast might be the one for you. Keep a look out!
Yes, the truth hurts…. The new book that’s sending a shock wave through the indie filmmaking community is here. Already, in its first week, The Cinematic Equation is soaring towards number one. Discover the new secret knowledge of guerrilla filmmaking now. Learn how to make a living in Hollywood making your movies. Learn the art and joy of motion picture integrity.
Get a grasp on Masters’ budget-minded concepts with his Backwards Progression Theory. Learn how to scene-morph, effectively. A manual every filmmaker, producer, actor and dreamer should have in their back pocket, at all times. Find out the best way to sell yourself and your movie. Stop living a lie. Read The Cinematic Equation, now. The shocking tidbits you need to know, before moving forward with your career.
Translated in 29 languages…. Let The Cinematic Equation guide you through a low stress, low-risk, filmmaking process, with profitable results. Remedies for potential political and counter-intuitive struggles of the many scenarios often faced on a motion picture set. What tasks and positions can be avoided? One method versus another. Breakthrough concepts. 18 ways to fund your film! Does more funding help or hinder?
Uncover the side of Hollywood nobody sees in The Cinematic Equation. Learn how to be the daddy of Hollywood in this highly anticipated tell-all! Uncover the tried and true methods, and the delicate art of the craft. Learn how to profit from your movies and their merchandise.
Embody the dream, and embrace a new focus on the grasp of this business and the pure and impure artistry of man.
In the press:
“Director Jared Masters (who earlier helmed the gaudier Climb It, Tarzan!) shows an affectionate eye for the decadent side of Hollywood wannabes…”– Nathaniel Thompson, mondo-digital.com
“There’s a rough-edged coolness about director Jared Masters…. I look forward to seeing what he has in store for horror audiences in the future as SLINK is a confident and capable little indie horror gem.” – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
Masters will be doing a book signing, in person, at the Bourgeois Pig, in Hollywood.
Address: 5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Thursday, November 30th 2017, from 6-7pm (in the Enchanted Forest Room).
Books purchased at special signing event will be discounted. $10 each. Cash only.
Come out and meet the author, and get a personally signed copy of this spectacular new book.
Filled with rare photos and priceless trade secrets, revealed for the first time!
Author’s statement: “Dear friends, fans and lovers … writing The Cinematic Equation was one of the most challenging and time-consuming endeavors I’ve ever accomplished. I am quite proud to complete it, after all these years of deciding what to tell, and how to tell it. It is my most sincere hope that you will enjoy and be educated by my various thoughts, theories and anecdotes. By all means, this is not a book strictly for those in the entertainment business, but for anyone who ever chased a seemingly impossible dream.” – Jared Masters
Prolific Actor-Producer Mem Ferda teamed up with fellow British Actor/Producer Simon Phillips and Director Paul Tanter, to bring us the thrilling horror feature for 2017 Once Upon A Time at Christmas.
Once Upon a Time At Christmas, takes place in upstate New York, where the locals are looking forward to their holiday season, that is until Santa Claus (Simon Phillips) and Mrs Claus (Sayla de Goede) decide to visit and spread bloodshed instead of good will.
Faced with a series of slayings by the one- eyed Santa and the curvy bat-swinging blonde Mrs Calus, local cop Sam (Jeff Ellenberger) and high-schooler Jennifer (Laurel Brady) desperately try to unravel the series of horrific homicides sweeping across their town. Will they be able to put a stop to it before there’s no one left to celebrate at Christmas!
Mem Ferda (London Heist, Smoking Guns) commented "I’m elated to be back on the horror circuit with ‘Once Upon A Time at Christmas’. Simon, Paul and I worked hard to create a shocking and memorable murderous duo, we are confident audiences will be excited by them. We are excited that the film is due for release through Lionsgate on December 12th 2017."
Starring: Sayla de Goede, Simon Phillips, and Brook Fletcher
Rest of Cast: Barry Kennedy, Jeff Ellenberger,
Christina Vernucci, Laurel Brady and
Devon Mary Doherty.
Producer: Mem Ferda (Truth or Dare)
Directed by: Paul Tanter (No Easy Days)
Once Upon a Time at Christmas Trailer (2017) - YouTube
What Horror Movie Impressed You The Most (In Any Way)?
Movies, in general, are classified as being in "the top" based on how much money they make. By this standard, James Cameron's "Avatar" is the highest-grossing movie ever, with gross revenues in excess of $2.7 billion worldwide. But was it the best movie ever made?
Well, that's a completely different story - as revenue doesn't necessarily mean value. Thus, most list containing the top 5 horror movies of all time will contain films that were massively successful - think teen slashers like Scream or supernatural found-footage flicks like Paranormal Activity. But this also doesn't necessarily mean that they were the best horror movies ever made.
Instead of counting money, remakes, viewers, or sequels, let's take a look at horror movies from a different point of view: how impressive they were. How scary or pressing, how gross, how gruesome they were. And the movies below are surely great candidates for such a list.
The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) - Paranoia
John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece transmits one sentiment to the viewers: paranoia. For those of you who are not familiar with this movie, here's a quick synopsis: it involves a group of scientists on an Antarctic station, an alien that mimics the appearance and thoughts of the ones it consumes and acts like them until discovered - and then it starts to kill in the most gruesome ways possible (the defibrillator scene is still haunting my nightmares).
Aside from fearing for their lives, the guys stranded in the ice desert are tormented by suspicion, too - they are suspicious of each and every one of the other of being an alien in disguise.
The two other movies in John Carpenter's "Apocalypse" trilogy (Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness) are equally disturbing.
Xtro (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1982) - Disgust
Xtro was an interesting horror movie, to say the least. Sam, a father, and husband, is abducted by a strong light. Upon its return, the light brings a creature that impregnates a woman living in a nearby cottage. Said woman gives birth to a grown man - Sam - in perhaps the most disturbing birth scenes ever put on film. But the gruesome things don't stop here - the movie has one of the scariest clowns, blood-drinking, a French au-pair being turned into an alien egg producing womb, and the list could go on.
The two sequels to the movie had nothing to do with the original.
Bruiser (George A. Romero, 2000) - Compassion and envy
The late George Romero is best-known for his "of the Dead" series involving a lot of walking corpses and man-eating. Still, one of his most impressive movies doesn't involve anything remotely rotten and supernatural: it's a tale about a man who is tread upon and cheated to his breaking point - the horror story so many of us have to live in day after day.
Henry, a young executive at an ad agency (Jason Flemyng) has it all - in a bad way. His wife steals his investments and cheats on him with his boss, his maid steals and insults him in Spanish, and even his dog, a poodle, is disrespectful toward him. He feels compassion for a man committing suicide live on the radio because of his situation (very similar to his). And the next morning, after years of being exploited, disrespected, and walked over, he wakes up with his face hidden under a plain white mask that somehow becomes part of his face, turning him into a vengeful character without a clear identity - who goes on a killing spree to set things right.
There are many out there who feel compassion for Henry, who identify with him - and feel envy when seeing him turn the tables on everyone who has wronged him during his life. And this is the truly horrifying part - that we all wish to be the faceless killer at times.
'Lilith's Hell' is releasing from from Unearthed Films on October 17, 2017. Just in time for Halloween. You won't want to miss this carnage filled film.
From The Press Release
Two filmmakers enlist the help of famous Italian director Ruggero Deodato (“Cannibal Holocaust”, Jungle Holocaust”, “House on the Edge of the Park”, “Cut and Run”) to shoot a reality-themed horror film.
The chosen location is the hereditary family home of one of the producers. However, it soon becomes apparent that the house is beset with its own horrifying secrets hidden behind the walls.
During the shoot, the cast and crew discover secret chambers and evidence of ritualistic ceremonies invoking the spirit of Lilith; she who was cursed by God for disobeying Adam in the Garden of Eden.
One by one, her evil spirit possesses the women in the house and their only escape is death.
Once unleashed, there is no salvation and nothing can prepare you for LILITH’S HELL!
A meta horror thriller featuring legendary director, Ruggero Deodato (“Cannibal Holocaust”) playing himself!
Total Run Time: 88 minutes
Exhibition Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Shooting Format: HD, color
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Year of Production: 2015
Label: Unearthed Films
Filming Location: Rome, Lazio, Italy
Interviews with cast and crew
Interview with Ruggero Deodato
Unearthed Films Trailer Reel
DIRECTED BY: Vincenzo Petrarolo
PRODUCED BY: Valentina Vinci Orlando
Ruggero Deodato ... Ruggero Deodato
Vincenzo Petrarolo ... Marco
Marcus J. Cotterell ... Ryan
Federico Palmieri ... Alberto
Dani Samvis ... Linda
Sebastiano Lo Monaco ... Padre Renghe
Danilo Maria Valli ... Uomo seduta spiritica
Joelle Rigollet ... Sara
Mattia Rinaldi ... Uomo seduta spiritica 2
Elena Croce ... Nonna
Manuela Stanciu ... Michelle
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