RAINDANCE WATCH 2015 | HAPPY 140

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Director:Gracia Querejeta | Writer: Gracia Querejeta, Antonio Mercero|  Dop: Juan Carlos Gómez | Cast: Maribel Verdú, Antonio De la Torre, Eduard Fernández    

Synopsis: Elia is turning 40, and to celebrate she wants to bring her nearest and dearest together for a weekend in the hills of Tenerife. It’s been years since she’s seen many of them and though there are still underlying tensions and unfinished business to resolve – Elia is determined to celebrate. Around the dinner table does the story really begin to unravel.  The seemingly stable, successful group of friends begin to share the best thing that’s happened to them within the year so far – but as it turns out it’s Elia whose good fortune trumps them all, and not everyone is happy about it. 

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RAINDANCE WATCH | SWANSONG

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Directed/written by:Douglas Ray | Cast: EVA BIRTHISTLE;  ANTONIA CAMPBELL-HUGHES; PAUL HILTON; MATT BERRY; ANDREW HAWLEY;

New dark comedy starring Eva Birthistle, Matt Berry and Antonia Campbell-Hughes premiering at Raindance Film Festival and nominated for Best UK Feature.  

“A dark comedy about love, loss and the aftermath of fame”

He was once a lead singer with adoring fans, now he’s just another forty-something guitarist struggling to launch a solo career. And, to make matters worse, his wife’s just left him for a woman. 

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The 23rd RAINDANCE GALA | Press Release | “NEWCOMER”

Kai Barry’s spy thriller “NEWCOMER” has been selected to open London’s Raindance Film Festival on Wednesday 23rd September. 
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“NEWCOMER”, which stars James Floyd (“My Brother the Devil”), Anthony LaPaglia (“Without a Trace”) and Noemi Merlant, follows Alex, the newest member of a special ops team working for the U.S. Government. When his first mission goes disastrously wrong, his bosses think he has betrayed them. He is forced to go on the run, and try to find out what really happened.
The producer is Srdjan Stakic and the executive producer is Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Content Media is handling international sales rights on the movie. 
“NEWCOMER” will open the festival on Wednesday 23rd September at 7pm with a red carpet event and after party, which will be attended by cast and crew. 

RAINDANCE COMING SOON! KUNG FU ELLIOT

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Slamdance and Fantastic Fest winning Kung Fu Elliot

makes its UK premiere at Raindance ‘14

London-­‐born award-­‐winning producer, David Eberts, brings home surreal documentary

about Canada’s would-­be Chuck Norris

Synopsis:
Elliot “White Lightning” Scott, a martial artist with big ambitions, is determined to become Canada’s first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast — all trying to realize their dreams.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE 

London-­‐born award-­‐winning producer, David Eberts, brings home surreal documentary about Canada’s would-­‐be Chuck Norris October 1st, 2014, – Following its recent Fantastic Fest Win for Best Documentary and Slamdance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Kung Fu Elliot will premiere in London at the Raindance Film Festival ’14 on October 3rd and 5th. Kung Fu Elliot tells the story of Elliot “White Lightning” Scott – a man determined to become Canada’s first action movie star – as he struggles to finish his latest martial arts epic, Blood Fight. With his supportive partner Linda Lum, and an outrageous cast of dreamers by his side, Elliot dives further and further into a world of make believe, testing the bounds of truth and friendship. Kung Fu Elliot is edited, directed, produced and features cinematography by Jaret Belliveau (Highway Gospel) and Matthew Bauckman (Highway Gospel) and is produced by David Eberts (Prisoner of Paradise). Eberts is the son of celebrated Canadian producer and Co-­‐founder of Goldcrest Films, Jake Eberts (Dances with Wolves, Driving Miss Daisy, Gandhi).

“The film feels like a mockumentary, but everything you are watching is real.” assures Co-­‐Director Belliveau. “We stepped into a real-­‐life drama.”

From Mitch Davis, Fantasia Co-­‐Founder: “Directors Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau have made one of the great docs of 2014. It’s a very funny film, to be sure, a profoundly fascinating one too, but do know that it’s every bit as uncomfortable. You won’t be able to look away.” Eberts will be in attendance for the London premiere of Kung Fu Elliot on Fri, Oct 3rd and Sun, Oct 5th.

Screening times:

Fri, October 3rd, 8:50 pm Vue Piccadilly, 19 Lower Regent Street, SW1Y 4LR

Sun, October 5th 5:10pm Vue Piccadilly, 19 Lower Regent Street, SW1Y 4LR

For tickets, please click HERE

To view the trailer, please click here.

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RAINDANCE DAY 5 | Chefur Raus! + Take me to the River + Songs for Alexis

 Chefur Raus!
DIRECTOR(S): GORAN VOJNOVIC WRITER(S) / PRODUCER(S): FRANCI ZAJC, BOSTJAN IKOVIC DOP: RADOVAN COK CAST: BENJAMIN KRNETIC, DINO HAJDEROVIC, IVAN PASALIC
 
 Marko and his friends are proud to be Chefurs and the rest be damned – in this wonderful adaptation from director Goran Vojnovic’s award-winning novel.