FLOWER starring 2018 breakout start ZOEY DEUTCH out now on VOD and Digital

FLOWER STARRING ZOEY DEUTCH, KATHRYN HAHN, TIM HEIDECKER & ADAM SCOTT

NOW AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS & AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR VOD PLATFORMS JUNE 12TH

 

“Wildly Entertaining” – The New York Times

“Even when the movie ends, we feel like we’re only scratching the surface.” – IndieWire

“Zoey Deutch shines” – Film School Rejects

June 5th, Los Angeles, CA – Following its successful theatrical release, FLOWER starring Zoey Deutch (Before I Fall, Why Him?) alongside Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick, Bad Moms), Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie) and Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks and Recreation) is now available to own on Digital Platforms and will be available on all major VOD platforms staring Tuesday June 12th, 2018.

Mixing dark comedy and teenage angst writer-director Max Winkler (Ceremony) and co-writers Matt Spencer (Ingrid Goes West) and Alex McAulay (Eastbound & Down) elevate the teen movie genre to new heights with FLOWER and create a star vehicle for blossoming Zoey Deutch.

Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom Laurie (Kathryn Hahn) and mom’s new boyfriend Bob (Tim Heidecker) in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. When Bob’s mentally unbalanced son Luke (Joey Morgan) arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erics finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kayla (Dylan Gelula) and Claudine (Maya Eshet) in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a dark secret of high-school teacher Will (Adam Scott), with perilous results; their teenage kicks become a catalyst for growing up in unexpected and unpredictable ways.

FLOWER is a Diablo Entertainment & Rough House Pictures Production in Association with Metalwork Pictures.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: THE TOSCARS 2018

The Toscars 2018 date has been announced… 

TOSCARS

 The red carpet is ready, the paparazzi are prepping their lenses, the stunning dresses are being chosen, and the golden awards are ready to be handed out to the lucky winners. Yes, it’s time again for the Toscars ceremony. No, that’s not a misprint. The Oscars are being held in March, but a few days before that on February 28th, Brits in LA’s 11th annual Toscars will be held in Hollywood at the Renberg Theatre.

This affectionate, spoofy homage is based around this year’s Oscar nominations for best movie. After the Oscar nominations are announced, in three weeks, parodies are made, judged by the Whacademy and then shown at the awards ceremony.

It has been said of this annual event that it is “like the Oscars, only funnier.” 

Past presenters and hosts have included Skeet Ulrich (Riverdale), Academy and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts, Alex Newell (Glee), Candis Cayne (Dirty Sexy Money), Craig Young (The Last Ship), Jai Rodriquez (Queer Eye), Brianna Brown (Dynasty), Asian Oscar winner Bai Ling, Sean Maguire (Once Upon a Time), DJ Paul Oakenfold, Academy Award Winners, Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Dynasty), Ruth Connell (Supernatural), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Rex Lee (Young and Hungry), Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow), Emmy Winner Bruce Vilanch, Brit Award Winner Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama), Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) and the BAFTA winning comedian Jim Tavaré. 

Who will take home the coveted ‘Golden Fist’ for Best Whactress, Best Whactor, Best Scribbler, Best Tunes and more? All will be revealed on February 28th.

Date: February 28th, 2018 What: The Toscars Where: Renberg Theatre, Hollywood

Past presenters and hosts have included Skeet Ulrich (Riverdale), Academy and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts, Alex Newell (Glee), Candis Cayne (Dirty Sexy Money), Craig Young (The Last Ship), Jai Rodriquez (Queer Eye), Brianna Brown (Dynasty), Asian Oscar winner Bai Ling, Sean Maguire (Once Upon a Time), DJ Paul Oakenfold, Academy Award Winners, Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Dynasty), Ruth Connell (Supernatural), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Rex Lee (Young and Hungry), Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow), Emmy Winner Bruce Vilanch, Brit Award Winner Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama), Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) and the BAFTA winning comedian Jim Tavaré. 

PRESS RELEASE: ALEX GIBNEY’S ‘NO STONE LEFT UNTURNED’ – ON VOD (2018)

“A must see… Gripping” – THE TIMES
“Long and detailed and frequently terrifying, Alex Gibney’s documentary about a 1994 massacre in a pub in Northern Ireland is investigative journalism at its rigorous best.” – SCREEN DAILY

Tuesday, 2nd January 2018, London, UK – Following its UK premiere at London Film Festival in October, Alex Gibney’s latest documentary feature No Stone Unturned will be available on UK VOD from Monday 8th January 2018, courtesy of Kew Media Group.

Ireland’s victory over Italy at the World Cup in New Jersey in 1994 remains a source of Irish pride. But it is haunted by memories of a massacre. On the evening of June 18th, 1994, in a pub in the small village of Loughinisland in Northern Ireland, six men watching the World Cup game were shot and killed by two balaclava-wearing men, and five others were injured. Remarkably, no one was ever charged for the crime. For more than twenty years the victims’ families have searched for answers. Now, at last, they have found them, but what they learn turns a murder mystery into bigger inquiry relevant for us all: what happens when governments cover up the truth?

In the film, Claire Rogan, the widow of one of the victims, recalls being told by authorities that there would be “no stone unturned” in bringing the killers to justice. “I don’t think they ever lifted a stone, never mind turned it,” she says.

With No Stone Unturned, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney whose powerful investigative documentaries include Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clearand Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, sets out to uncover the truth behind the Loughinisland Massacre and reveal why the case was not properly investigated. He ignites a fire under a cold case and a black mark on local police and British government.
Families were torn apart. Lives were ruined, or upended. Yet no one has even spent a single day in prison for this heinous crime. There was never any doubt about the motivations for the shootings – the Ulster Volunteer Force, the most powerful of the pro-British protestant militias and foes of the Irish Republican Army (seeking reunification with Ireland), had waged a long and bloody sectarian battle against Catholic interests in Northern Ireland. But rural Loughinisland had been, for all intents and purposes, set apart from the brutal sectarian battle zones in Belfast and Derry and along the Border with the Irish Republic. “You couldn’t have picked any more innocent,” says Aiden O’Toole, who was tending bar that fateful night, and became one of the wounded himself.

Through interviews with victims’ families, former terrorists, officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and other government officials, No Stone Unturned puts flesh and blood on a story that some would prefer to remain buried. By connecting dots on official documents, navigating previously uncharted leaks of information, and putting together what would be a prosecutor’s dream – or nightmare — Gibney connects the dots between mass murder and official malfeasance, between memory and sanctioned amnesia. The results are guaranteed to shock, appall, and resonate most resoundingly and hauntingly with audiences worldwide.

“The cover up was staggering in terms of its breadth and audacity, especially given the kind of evidence that was at their disposal. With the documents we were able to go through and make connections that were never able to be made before. And once that happened, we were able to dig a little deeper,” says Alex Gibney.

No Stone Unturned is a Fine Points Film in association with Jigsaw Productions and Kew Media Group, available on all major VOD platforms in the UK from Monday 8th January 2018.

SHORT REVIEW: The ZIM (2017)

Director:Alexander Bedria | Cast: Alexander Bedria, Tongayi Chirisa, Amanda Wing, Constance Ejuma and Shaun Baker
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A farmer struggles to protect his home and loved ones amidst the violent turmoil of the Zimbabwean land seizures.

Zimbabwe, like many African nations, has suffered its fair share of societal atrocities that are undeniably historically inherited, relentlessly and internally systemic and all in living memory.  Playing out to the rest of the world in an endless cycle of corruption, revolts and government coups, The Zim tackles a controversial, inconclusive subject matter head -on and with the same determination, confusion and frustration as the characters in the film.  Continue reading

SHORT FILM REVIEW: A Gentle Night (2017)

Director: Oiu Yang | DOP: Constanze Schmitt | Cast: Li Shuxian 
In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gently into this good night.
Inspired by a true story, A Gentle Night, follows a mother looking for her missing daughter after she fails to return home from school one day. It’s a frustrating but engaging viewing. We join Cai and her husband in the confines of a Police interview room  – a gruff and somewhat disinterested policeman checks off a list of shallow questions whilst directly bringing up Cai’s capabilities to be a good mother in to question.  Kicking off an already difficult situation by adding the burden of patriarchal oppressions indicative of Chinese society is effortlessly constructed and executed.

Qiu Yang has already broken records with his beautiful and poignant film, having been the first Chinese man to win the coveted short film Palme D’Or at the 70th Cannes Awards, this year. He has also gone on to be nominated for over thirty festivals and at present has likely won more.

A dark film in context and tone, A Gentle Night is an impressive marker against the growing popularity of Asian cinema, admittedly some of the best independent films in the festivals over the last couple of years have hailed from the East Asian region.  Yang’s humanist look throws a sobering spotlight on the societal discrepancies within modern Chinese culture.

 

SHORT FILM REVIEW: ‘MUM’ (2017)

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Writer/Director: Anne-Marie O’Connor| Producer: Kate Larking | Cast: Kate O’Donnell, Kenneth Colley, Margot Leicester, Ash Palmisciano, Joseph Pearson and Lee Boardman

British short film Mum, directed and written by noted British TV writer Anne-Marie O’Connor and starring actress Kate O’Donnell, dives into the bond between a mother and child in the face of a big change. Unapologetically self-conscious in its address of contributing to a topical discussion and using transgender talent, Mum doesn’t allow the topic to be an ‘issue’ or overwhelm and take centre stage of what is unequivocally a love story between Mother and child. Continue reading