After preeming at the London Frightfest this month, Little Deaths – a crazy new anthology featuring horrific tales from three of England’s edgiest filmmakers: Simon Rumley (Red White & Blue, Living and the Dead), Andrew Parkinson (I, Zombie, Venus Drowning) and Sean Hogan (Isle of Dogs, Summer’s Blood) – will have its U.S. premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
We just now scored this new steamy still, while inside you’ll find details on all of the shorts with some insane imagery.
It’s rare when a movie gets made the entire team behind it keep their lips sealed until a festival. I mean, it’s got to be hard not to share your creativity with the world, no?
First discovered back in May, Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, which stars Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, and MyAnna Buring, was announced as part of the Austin, Texas SXSW Film Festival. No details were revealed, but we’re so on top of our sh*t we’re excited to tell you that it’s about a group of demobbed soldiers turned contract killers who run up against a devil-worshipping coven (sounds a bit like what Rob Zombie is up to with The Lords of Salem). Anyways, here’s the super secret plot crunch and first ever hi-res still:
“Beginning 8 months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay, is pressured by his partner Gal, into taking a tough new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again – his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.”
“To survive the end of the world…you must first survive each other…”
How many of you are fans of Frontier(s)? Yeah, me too. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to see Xavier Gens’ quasi-anthology The Divide, which will premiere at this March’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Starring Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, and LaurenGerman, “the segments include a post-apocalyptic thriller set mostly in an apartment building fallout shelter, a serial-killer thriller about a woman afflicted with “face blindness,” and a coming-of-age story about a young girl seeking out her birth mother.
German’s character is at the center of the film, set in New York, which is virtually destroyed in a mysterious explosion in the first act. Eight survivors take refuge in the fallout shelter of an apartment building, where they are menaced first by mysterious men in HazMat suits and eventually by each other.”
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce features in the Midnighters and SXFantastic sections, as well as the complete short films lineup, which will debut at this year’s Festival, which runs from March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas.
A key component of the SXSW Film lineup, the Festival offers two midnight feature programs, each including five titles. The long-standing Midnighters section has hosted the premieres and fostered the careers of such filmmakers as Ti West, Eli Roth, and Scott Glosserman, and is programmed by SXSW Senior Programmer & Conference Manager Jarod Neece. In 2009, SXSW added the SXFantastic sidebar, a series of midnight films programmed by Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S. Last year, the section was home to the world premieres of Gareth Edward’s Monsters and the much buzzed about A Serbian Film.
“Our midnight programs are the bloody, beating heart of SXSW,” said SXSW Film Conference & Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “Since the beginning, midnight films have been an essential ingredient to what makes SXSW so exciting and fun, and this year’s selections are no exception.”
Hard working indie star Joe Swanberg (who you can see in A Horrible Way to Die) is continuing to persue his directing career with Silver Bullets, his new feature that will premiere this coming March at the SXSW Film Festival.
He’ll be starring alongside Jane Adams, Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil, The Roost), Larry Fessenden (Bitter Feast, I Sell the Dead), Kate Lyn Sheil, and Horrible Way to Die co-star Amy Seimetz in a film following an actress and her filmmaker boyfriend experience turbulence in their relationship when she accepts a role in a werewolf film. Her relationship with her new director blossoms while her boyfriend spirals into a dangerous depression.
We’re told that there are barely any horror elements to the film, so be warned in advance. David Harley will speak to Swanberg and get the full lowdown. Until then, check out the first ever stills and long synopsis inside.
Update: The Midnight line-up is still yet to be announced!
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival released major titles including its Competition, Spotlight Premieres, Headliners, Emerging Visions and other sections slated for the 2011 edition of the popular event taking place March 11 – 19 in Austin, Texas.
130 features, including 60 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres are on this year’s roster, with eight narrative and eight documentary features will compete for jury prizes.
While you’ve already read about 3 films premiering at this March’s event, inside you’ll find the full line-up announced thus far. Expect some surprises leading up to the fest!
Music video director Joseph Kahn (Torque; Britney Spears, Garbage, U2) works fast! Just a mere 8 months after casting began, director Joseph Kahn is already heading to Austin, Texas for the SXSW (March 11 – 19) world premiere of his slasher Detention! The pic will join the previously announced The Innkeepers and The Divide.
“In the film a downtrodden 17-year-old girl is sent to detention where she must survive a slasher film killer and save the world in time for prom!”
Below you’ll find the first ever official image featuring Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, and Aaron David Johnson. Click here for a look at the killer.
Just yesterday French director Xavier Gens leaked info that The Divide will be playing in this March’s SXSW Film Festival. Joining the rounds is Ti West’s latest genre effort, The Innkeepers, which comes courtesy of Dark Sky Films. After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees –Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy)–are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history. West directed The Roost, Cabin Fever 2 and The House of the Devil.