Showing posts with label UK indie news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UK indie news. Show all posts

24 May 2013

These Boys Are Mad For It in Trailer for Spike Island

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Every decade had it's moments which you could look back and say "where you there?" 1970's Glam Rock, Punk early days of dance music. 1980's new romantics, dance and late 1980's /early 1990's we had the Madchester scene. Spike Island is an coming of age story set in 1990 in the middle of the Madchester music scene of 5 young guys in a band determined to break into the music buy heading to Stone Roses legendary gig at Spike Island by handing their demo to lead singer Ian Brown.


Shadowcaster are a four-piece band from Manchester. Or more accurately, they are five lads with guitars and a garage and an ambition to forget school, forget their troubled home lives, forget GCSEs and see their heroes, The Stone Roses, as they play the biggest gig of their career.
As the defining concert of their generation is announced, the band are convinced that all they need is to get tickets, get to the gig, meet Ian Brown, give him their demo tape, and the rest, as the saying goes, will be history.
A simple enough plan, right? But with no tickets and a sold out gig to contend with, the boys embark on a road trip in a “borrowed” florist’s van to Spike Island. Along the way friendships are tested and their futures shaped – together or apart.
Consistently hilarious and heart-warming, Spike Island perfectly captures a defining era in British music history.

The Madchester scene is an era I can relate too as I was of similar age as the characters of the film, no matter what part of UK you came from, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing one band from the scene. Spike Island is looks like a love letter to Madchester or to be more precise Stone Roses which will be like a nostalgic ride down memory lane for fans. The film also stars Game Of Thrones Emilia Clarke which has put some weight behind the film however if your a fan of  British Independent films you'll want to check this one out.

Spike Island stars Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Jordan Murphy, Adam Long and the film arrives in UK&Irish cinemas from 21st June.

15 February 2013

GFF 2013 - New UK Poster For Broken Starring Tim Roth

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On 8th March Rufus Norris Award winning debut feature film Broken will be released in UK&Ireland and has been getting rave reviews  including much praise for  an outstanding performance by newcomer Eloise Laurence. Studiocanal have sent us an new UK quad poster for the film which you can check out below.

Set in North London young man Robert ‘Broken’ Buckley finds himself  at the wrong end of a brutal beating from neighbour Mr Oswald  after his daughter makes a false accusation towards Robert. As Robert struggles with what’s just happened 11year old Skunk daughter of next door neighbour Archie may have witnessed Robert  get the beaten up.

When you win best British Independent Film for your first feature it's one hell of stamp of seal of approval and a great reason to check Broken out which has a fantastic support cast of Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear, Dennis Lawson and Robert Emms. Broken is due out in UK&Ireland 8th March however the film will be screened on 19th and 20th February at Glasgow Film Festival, support British Film!

Missed The UK trailer? Click here to watch trailer


From acclaimed director Rufus Norris comes BROKEN, a powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms: idealised, unrequited, and, ultimately, unconditional. With some light comic touches and a brilliant central performance from newcomer Eloise Laurence, this coming of age story deals with the tumultuousness of growing up in a world where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and where a complex, broken world fills the future.

18 December 2012

WE ARE MONSTERS Gets New Artwork, Help The Movie Via Kickstarter

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Cardiff/Bristol based production company Movie Mogul Ltd (PANIC BUTTON), are gearing up for their next production - sci-fi action horror WE ARE MONSTERS. They have brought on board accomplished key crew such as Casting Director Jeremy Zimmermann (MOON, HELLBOY), Monster effects specialist Neill Gorton (THE WOLFMAN, FROM HELL); Stunt Co-ordinator Andy Bennett (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) and Storyboard artist Ben Oliver (JUDGE DREDD, X-MEN). Casting is currently underway.  

Keen to involve the public, WE ARE MONSTERS producer, director and co-writer, John Shackleton, has turned to crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, which recently opened its virtual doors to UK projects. Movie Mogul’s fund-raising campaign runs for 60 days from December 14th and they are aiming to raise £100,000 in an all or nothing campaign.

Shackleton commented: “We’re offering members of the public who might not normally have access to a film production, a window through which to get involved in the production of a fully professional feature film. There are a lot of fun incentives on offer, not least the opportunity to take part in the climactic uprising scenes at the end of the film, when the population begins to rise up against their alien oppressors.”

Synopsis: Lorna Thompson, a lonely suburban schoolgirl, joins a mutant gang of teenagers on a quest to discover their true identities. They uncover a global conspiracy, which they must find the strength to fight before civilization is destroyed.

Support We Are Monsters at Kickstarter here /