Eric England, the 23-year-old director from Arkansas, has really made a mark as an indie filmmaker over the past year. It all comes into fruition this month.
Next Tuesday, Image Entertainment will release is debut film, the slasher Madison County, on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD everywhere. In addition, he’s working with BlackBoxTV on some short programming, while also gearing up for Contracted, his Cronenberg-esque thriller that begins production this month in Los Angeles.
The icing on the cake is Roadside, his single location thriller that “Finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road.” Ace Marrero, Katie Stegeman, Alan Pietruszewski, Lionel D. Carson and Jack Curenton all star.
With Cannes just a few weeks away, Bloody Disgusting has landed the official teaser poster premiere that taunts, “Your car is running… leave when you like.“
“The designer is Nichole Hamilton and she’s a really talented artist that we’ve been in contact with since the Madison County days,” says England. “Ace and I approached her about doing the poster and told her that we really wanted something that reflected the film… simple, yet effective. The film basically takes place on the side of a road, so I wanted the poster to reflect the simplicity of the story, but still accenting the essential elements of that story. She also added a nice Hitchockian flare to top it off.”