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Crowdfund This: Blood Shed, Evil & Laughs & Buildings & Blood

We at ScreenAnarchy, and I expect many of our readers, are big fans of James Moran, screenwriter of Severance, Cockneys vs Zombies, Tower Block, and episodes of Doctor Who and Torchwood. He's also directed some fantastic shorts, such as Crazy for You and Ghosting. Now, he is joining forces with his equally talented partner Cat Davies (writer/director of shorts Keen-Wah and Connie), and they are bringing us a new horror-comedy, Blood Shed! Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. When he buys suspiciously cheap second-hand parts online to build his very own dream shed, he and long-suffering wife Helen find they’ve got more than they bargained for: a killer shed with an appetite for blood. As the body count rises, and the shed’s ferocious...

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‘Eliminators’ DVD Review

Stars: Scott Adkins, Lily Ann Stubbs, Wade Barrett, James Cosmo, Daniel Caltagirone, Stephen Marcus, Nick Nevern, Ty Glaser, Sean Cronin, Mark Wingett, Mem Ferda | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by James Nunn

If there’s ever a phrase that will have me instantly reaching for my wallet it’s “a Scott Adkins film…” Honestly, nine times out of ten I will buy an Adkins film without so much as seeing a trailer. Why? Well because for me, Adkins is keeping the Dtv dream alive, picking up the action hard-man mantle from 90s pioneers like Jeff Speakman, Olivier Gruner, Gary Daniels and in particular Jeff Wincott, one of the only other true action heroes to have the same perfect blend of fighting skills, charisma and acting chops as Adkins.

Eliminators sees Adkins re-team with his Green Street 3 director James Nunn (who also co-directed the fab British thriller Tower Block
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Official Trailer for Matthew Goode’s The Hatton Garden Job breaks out

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Back in 2015, Britain witnessed a robbery that could have been straight out of the movies. It was a throwback crime to the days of the Great Train Robbery of 1963, a crime which made the likes of Buster Edwards and Ronnie Biggs household names. It was only a matter of time before this new story was adapted for the big screen and The Hatton Garden Job is just that film.

The Hatton Garden Job is directed by Tower Block and I Am Soldier writer and director Ronnie Thompson, though looking at the new trailer anyone would think this has a touch of Guy Ritchie about it. The cast is none too shabby either; the gang of aging criminals is lead by Brian Reader who is played by Larry Lamb who may be most recognisable as Gavin’s Dad in Gavin and Stacey. He also had the evil role
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How to write a horror movie

Sarah Dobbs Oct 28, 2016

Seven horror screenwriters share their tips on how to write a really scary movie

It’s easy to write a horror movie, isn’t it? Pack up a couple of kids, send them off somewhere isolated, and have a monster chase them through the woods. Throw in some loud bangs on the soundtrack and you’re sorted. Right?

Wrong. Well, okay, not wrong if you want to write a basic, generic, forgettable kind of horror movie. But if you want to do something better than that, things get a bit more complicated. You need a proper story; characters worth investing in; a carefully constructed atmosphere of dread punctuated by the kind of scares that make your audience hide behind their hands. And that’s not easy.

To get the lowdown on what works and what doesn’t, I interviewed some working horror writers. Here are their tips:
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Filming on the The Hatton Garden Job movie underway

You may recall last year that a very odd robbery took place which saw £14 million (though estimated at £200 million) worth of jewels stolen from London’s Hatton Garden Vault, where the collective ages of the four ringleaders came to 278 years. Well, now Signature Entertainment have secured the UK distribution rights for a movie adaptation of the robbery, with filming now underway in and around London.

The Hatton Garden Job picks up with a mysterious thief, who is presented with an opportunity to take down the exclusive Hatton Garden Vault just days after leaving prison. It’s an old school job, requiring old school skills. With real life twists and turns as though written for a movie, The Hatton Garden Job follows our convict recruiting a team of veteran British criminals all eager for one final chance at glory. Together they must stay ahead of the law, dodge hired mercenaries and
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Voltage Pictures boards 'The Hatton Garden Job'

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Voltage Pictures boards 'The Hatton Garden Job'
The Los Angeles-based company will handle international sales on the thriller starring Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson depicting the infamous London jewellery heist in 2015.

Principal photography is underway in and around London for four weeks. Stephen Moyer, Lamb, Clive Russell, Sarah-Jane Crawford, David Calder, Mark Harris, and Phil Daniels round out the key cast.

Ronnie Thompson (Tower Block) directs from a screenplay he wrote with Dean Lines and Ray Bogdanovich. Ben Jacques serves as producer.

The Hatton Garden Job centres on the eight men who carried out the biggest burglary in British history.

The story follows a recently released convict who recruits a team of veteran criminals known as “the bad grandpas” or “the Enfield Expendables”, all aged between 68 and 76 and eager for one final chance at glory. The gang is currently all behind bars.

“We’re excited to work on this wildly interesting project and are confident that the film will resonate the world over,” said
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Larry Lamb set to lead cast of ‘Hatton Garden Robbery’ film

Hatton Garden Robbery film gets its cast and a distributor. Shooting kicked off this week. The Hatton Garden Robbery film will be titled The Hatton Garden Job, and will release in late 2016. Larry Lamb, Joely Richardson and Matthew Goode have landed parts in the Hatton Garden Robbery film, which has started shooting int London. The Hatton Garden Robbery film is the first to be made of the $14 million heist in 2015. Hatton Garden Robbery film gets its shoot underway in the capital

Larry Lamb is set to lead the cast of the in-production Hatton Garden Robbery film The Hatton Garden Job, which has just secured distribution with Signature Entertainment.

Also starring is The Imitation Game and Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson (The Patriot, TV’s Nip Tuck), whilst the ringleaders of the robbery will be played by TV favourite Lamb (TV’s Gavin & Stacey, Eastenders) as Brian Reader,
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U.K. Financier The Fyzz Facility Merges With Tea Shop

Brit film financier The Fyzz Facility has inked a deal with The Tea Shop & Film Company producers Mark Lane and James Harris to launch The Fyzz Facility Pictures.

The merger sees Tea Shop’s Lane and Harris appointed as directors alongside Fyzz’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones. The two companies have collaborated on three pics in the last 18 months, including upcoming shark thriller “47 Meters Down,” which will be released by the Weinstein Company in North America and eOne in Blighty.

Under the new banner, the team will focus on developing existing and new IP and strive to produce three to five feature films and television productions a year with the support of “substantial financial backing.”

Since Godfrey (“The Usual Suspects”) launched The Fyzz Facility in 2010, the outfit has brought more than $85 million of investment into more than 100 feature pics including Jennifer Aniston starrer “Cake,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,
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UK financier The Fyzz Facility teams with UK producers Tea Shop

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UK financier The Fyzz Facility teams with UK producers Tea Shop
Exclusive: 47 Meters Down collaborators are merging to launch London-based The Fyzz Facility Pictures.

UK financier-producer The Fyzz Facility has closed a deal with The Tea Shop & Film Company producers Mark Lane and James Harris to launch The Fyzz Facility Pictures.

Tea Shop owners Lane and Harris have been appointed directors of The Fyzz Facility Pictures alongside The Fyzz Facility co-founders Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones.

The two companies have worked together on three films in the last 18 months including upcoming thriller 47 Meters Down, which is due for release later this year through TWC in North America and eOne in the UK.

The new outfit will focus on developing existing and new IP and has a plan to produce three to five features and TV productions each year.

The Usual Suspects producer Jones launched The Fyzz Facility with producer Godfrey five years ago since when the outfit has helped finance a host of large-scale titles including [link=nm
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James Moran interview: do screenwriters get short shrift?

Simon Brew Jan 24, 2017

James Moran, of Doctor Who, Cockneys Vs Zombies and Tower Block fame, chats to us about writers, and whether they're getting a raw deal...

James Moran is a screenwriter, and has been since he was able to quit his full time job, once he sold his first movie script, Severance. He wrote Severance across many, many evenings, and off the back of its success, he's since penned movies (Cockneys Vs Zombies, Tower Block) and TV (Doctor Who, Torchwood: Children Of Earth) as well as moving into directing.

He's a writer working at a point where screenwriting continues to get scant regard in some quarters. Read reviews of a movie, and how often is the writer mentioned? When a press junket comes along for a big production, it's the stars and director that tend to get wheeled out, but what about the person who wrote the words on the page?
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People Just Do Nothing: From YouTube origins to BBC Three success

People Just Do Nothing returns to BBC Three tonight for a second run - one year on from its first full series, three years after its launch as an iPlayer 'Comedy Feed' pilot, and five years since its earliest outings on YouTube.

Devised by a group of friends, the sitcom / mockumentary was inspired by The Office, Spinal Tap and Curb Your Enthusiasm - but especially (and appropriately) by a BBC Three documentary series, Tower Block Dreams, which explored the underground music scene in UK council estates.

The early webisodes of People Just Do Nothing - following the deluded crew of pirate radio station Kurupt FM, led by Mc Grindah (Allan Mustafa) and DJ Beats (Hugo Chegwin) - were shot guerilla-style, with no budget and, for the most part, no scripts.

But these early amateur efforts generated a cult following and eventually attracted the attention of Roughcut TV's Ash Atalla, producer on The Office.
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DVD Review – The Sleeping Room (2014)

The Sleeping Room, 2014.

Directed by John Shackleton.

Starring Julie Graham, Leila Mimmack, David Sibley, Christopher Adamson, Joseph Beattie, Chris Waller and Billy Chainsaw.

Synopsis:

A Brighton call-girl and her client awaken a ghostly presence in an old Victorian brothel.

Set in the Sussex coastal town of Brighton, The Sleeping Room stars Leila Mimmack (Becoming Human) as Blue, a young prostitute who is sent on a job by her boss Cynthia (Julie GrahamTower Block) to meet with Bill. Bill (Joseph BeattieVelvet Goldmine) is renovating an old Victorian brothel for a client but the building has a dark history, one that Blue and Bill delve into once they discover a two-way mirror that backs onto a secret ‘sleeping room’, a place where the in-house prostitutes of the day would sleep between jobs. However, what they discover about the brothel and its previous owner Fiskin (Christopher AdamsonRazor Blade Smile) reveals
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CW Alum Claire Holt To Star In Thriller ’47 Meters Down’

CW Alum Claire Holt To Star In Thriller ’47 Meters Down’
Exclusive: The Vampire Diaries and The Originals star Claire Holt has landed the co-lead role opposite Mandy Moore in 47 Meters Down, the Dimension Films underwater thriller that the label picked up last spring. Production is now set to start in June with Mark Lane and James Harris producing via their The Tea Shop and Film Company, the outfit behind Cockneys Vs. Zombies and Tower Block. Moore boarded earlier this week. The two will play sisters on a dream vacation to…
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Canadian Cult Cinema: The Overlooked & Underrated

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You love the horror, suspense thriller, action and science fiction films that make up the world of Canadian cult cinema affectionately known as Canuxploitation.

You’ve watched the entire David Cronenberg genre filmography (if not, please do so now as The Brood, Scanners and The Fly are three of the greatest horror films ever made).

You’ve seen Black Christmas and The Changeling and watched a slasher-ific marathon of Prom Night, Terror Train, Happy Birthday to Me and My Bloody Valentine.

You caught up with Cube, the Ginger Snaps series, Splice, Hobo with a Shotgun and WolfCop all while keeping close tabs on the works of Astron-6.

Yet your hunger for Canadian genre film productions and co-productions cannot be satiated.

To aid you in your deeper exploration of the field, following is a chronological look at a number of Canadian genre films that simply don’t get enough attention.

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The Groundstar Conspiracy
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WWE Studios to Partner with Richwater on Two Films

WWE Studios and British production-financing company Richwater Films are teaming to co-produce and co-finance action-thriller “Eliminators” and “Rampage,” Variety has learned exclusively.

“Eliminators” will be directed by James Nunn (“Tower Block”) and star Scott Adkins and WWE’s Wade Barrett. The story follows a former U.S. federal agent who must abandon the witness protection program and come out of hiding after his London home is mistakenly invaded — leading to him finding himself on the run from Europe’s most dangerous assassin to get his daughter to safety.

“Eliminators” will start shooting in London in the late spring.

“Rampage,” currently in development, follows an American counterterrorism operative who must work with an English MI5 agent to take down a dangerous terrorist in London. WWE and Richwater plan for the film to go into production later this year.

“Having watched WWE programming since the 1991 Royal Rumble and regarding Vince McMahon as the ultimate entrepreneurial pioneer,
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I Am Not A Serial Killer shoots in Us

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I Am Not A Serial Killer shoots in Us
Exclusive: Independent boards sales; Robbie Ryan to produce, DoP.

Shoot is underway in Minnesota, Us, on Irish writer-director Billy O’Brien’s adaptation of novelist Dan Wells’ supernatural-thriller I Am Not a Serial Killer.

Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) star in the feature, which charts the story of a teenage boy hunting for a supernatural serial killer in his snowbound mid-western town.

Production started on February 28, with Nick Ryan, Robbie Ryan and Billy O’Brien of Floodland Pictures (The Summit) producing alongside The Tea Shop and Film Company’s (Tower Block) James Harris and Mark Lane.

The Irish Film Board, Quickfire Films and The Fyzz Facility provide finance while post-production will be handled by Egg in Ireland and London-based sales outfit Independent handles international sales.

Slow West and Philomena DoP Robbie Ryan will produce and handle cinematography, while [link=nm
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Release date announced for Frightfest flick ‘The Sleeping Room’

Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, Second Sight have announced the UK rights acquisition of acclaimed supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, The Sleeping Room.

The directorial debut of John Shackleton (Writer/Producer Panic Button) the film will make its UK debut On-Demand and Download on 27th April 2015 and DVD on 11th May 2015. Produced by Gareth I. Davies, The Sleeping Room marks Movie Mogul’s second feature.

Orphaned 19 year-old Brighton call girl Blue (Leila MimmackBecoming Human) is sent by her violent pimp Freddie (David SibleyDownton Abbey) and his blowsy partner Cynthia (Julie GrahamTower Block) to meet a new punter in Brighton, unaware of the horrifying impact it will have on her life. As Blue begins to fall for the quirky charms of her client Bill Hepworth (Joseph BeattieHex), she’s even more intrigued by the grand Regency terraced house that he is renovating; a once infamous Victorian brothel.
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The Bunker: Poster Debut And First Clip For Nikias Chryssos' Berlin Selected Dark Satire

Young German director Nikias Chryssos first appeared in these pages way back in 2009 with his acclaimed short film Tower Block and he now returns with his debut feature film - the dark satire The Bunker. A young student is lodging with a family in the forest where the peace and seclusion of their subterranean bunker will allow him to concentrate on an academic work. The family welcomes him with great friendliness and, at first, everything seems to be fine. But after a while the parents increasingly use the student as a private tutor for their eight year old son, Klaus, who up until now has been educated exclusively by his father at home. They want the boy to receive a comprehensive education - this...

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 2014

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A new year of films may beckon, but there are lots of movies from 2014 you may have missed. Here's a list of 2014's most underappreciated...

There was no shortage of magnificent films in 2014 of every kind, from the expensive and explosive to the low-key and experimental. But it's a sad fact of life that not all movies do as well as they should, either because of poor distribution or simply because they'd been released at the same time as something much bigger and more star-laden.

While the list below is by no means an exhaustive one - there are plenty of great films from 2014 that we're still getting around to seeing - it's our attempt to highlight a few fine pieces of work that didn't get quite as much love as they deserved.

So without further ado - and in no particular order - we'll start with a stunning
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Goldcrest, Tea Shop join for Afm thriller

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Exclusive: Feature marks debut of award-winning commercials director.

Goldcrest and The Tea Shop & Film Company are joining forces to produce supernatural thriller Slumber.

The film marks the feature debut of commercials director Jonathan Hopkins who has previously directed campaigns for McDonalds, Sony and eBay.

Slumber, written by Hopkins and 2013 Blood List screenwriter Richard Hobley, will be produced by Mark Lane and James Harris for The Tea Shop, the London-based production outfit behind Tower Block and Cockney vs Zombies.

Executive producers are Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove. The company will handle sales and tease advance footage shot by the director during the upcoming Afm.

Slumber will tell the story of a sleep doctor who is forced to abandon scientific reason and accept that a family is being terrorised by a parasitic demon, which paralyses victims as they sleep.

Production is scheduled for next spring with casting underway.

Goldcrest Post, under managing
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