Directed by: Gruff Rhys and Dylan Goch
Starring: Gruff Rhys
In 1792, John Evans, a farmhand from Snowdonia travelled to America to discover whether there was a Welsh-speaking Native American tribe walking the Great Plains. Over 200 years later, distant relative Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) retraces the explorer’s route through the continent by means of an investigative concert tour. A unique project that blurs the boundaries of music, literature and film and investigates what really happened in the heart of the new world.
An Act of War
Director: Ryan M. Kennedy
Starring: Russ Russo, Natasha Alam, Doug E. Doug
Following an extended tour of duty in the Middle East, a veteran returns home only to face new enemy. Battling insomnia & undiagnosed post traumatic stress disorder, he finds a job as a projectionist working the night shift at a decrepit theater. As he struggles to adapt to civilian life, he quickly finds himself tangled in an inescapable web of seduction, addiction, & violence. His disdain for those around him reaches a boiling point and he embarks on a new war against society, vowing to take drastic action against it in an attempt to defend the country he loves.
Directed by: Curtis Vowell
Starring: Sophie Henderson, Stephen Lovatt
Tania thinks she’s Maori. She works the graveyard shift at a petrol station saving money so she can take her brother Piwakawaka to Surfers Paradise to find their dad.
When Pi goes away to pick kiwifruit, Tania is left by herself to plan for their trip. Stuck in a petrol station – getting security training and making sure her boss, Rog, doesn’t lose his job – Tania can’t rescue her brother from his new mates and from thinking he can fly.
Dean, the regional manager, arrives to keep an eye on Rog but Dean has his eye on Tania, too. When Dean questions Tania’s culture and who her family is, she starts to piece together the truth. She realises she must save her brother and bring him home.
Then one night a cheeky little bird ruins everything and Tania pays the ultimate price for being a hero.
Angels of Darkness
Directed by: Mark Devendorf and Mauricio Chernovetsky
Starring: Stephen Rea, Eleanor Tomlinson, Erika Marozsán, Julia Pietrucia
Lara (Eleanor Tomlinson) and her estranged father, Dr. Hill (Stephen Rea), travel behind the iron curtain to a decrepit castle outside the Hungarian town of Styria. In the nearby woods, Lara witnesses a violent car crash. Carmilla (Julia Pietrucha), the lone survivor, crawls from the wreckage. When Lara hides this beautiful and mysterious stranger in the castle, the two start an intense and chaotic friendship. As their relationship deepens, crops whither, farm animals die, and the young women of Styria begin to go mad. When local girls are found dead from apparent suicides, Lara wonders if Carmilla is to blame or is there a darker secret behind the mass hysteria destroying the town.
House of Last Things
Directed by: Michael Bartlett
Starring: Lindsey Haun, Blake Berris, RJ Mitte
ALAN (Randy Schulman) is a successful classical music critic as reflected in his spacious Portland home. His wife SARAH (Diane Dalton) is an obsessively grieving woman, struggling with an unspoken tragedy, even after months of institutionalized therapy. Upon Sarah’s release, Alan forces Sarah into a trip to Italy. He has already arranged for a house sitter in KELLY (Lindsey Haun), a young woman lonely for commitment and the better things in life. Kelly is quickly joined by her younger brother TIM (RJ Mitte), and her trashy boyfriend JESSE (Blake Berris).
When Jesse suddenly decides to kidnap eight-year-old ADAM from the supermarket, an act that seems too cruel even for him, it isn t long before the trio find themselves drawn into a web of disturbing revelations and caught in a netherworld between hallucination and reality. Both the future – and the past – are far less certain in a HOUSE OF LAST THINGS.
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
Directed by: Ravi Kumar
Starring: Kal Penn, Mischa Barton, and Martin Sheen
On December 3rd, 1984, a Union Carbide pesticide leak killed more than 10,000 people in just a few hours in Bhopal, India. Based on true events, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain chronicles the days leading up to the world’s deadliest industrial disaster. While muckraking journalist Motwani (Kal Penn) investigates a suspicious accidental death at the plant, American Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson (Martin Sheen) faces plummeting profits despite the unregulated and ever-increasingly unsafe technology used by his Indian employees.
Directed by: Axelle Carolyn
Starring: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom
Recently widowed Audrey Barker moves to the Welsh countryside in a last ditch effort to get back on her feet after a failed suicide attempt. From the first few nights, she hears unexplainable noises coming from the living room and from a locked-off attic. She soon realizes the cottage she s renting is haunted; her presence has awakened a dormant spirit. Against all odds, she decides to stay, hoping to confront her fears and find comfort in the presence of the ghost, whose very existence is proof of an afterlife where she may some day be reunited with her husband. The spirit’s past oddly mirrors hers, and a strange relationship develops between them… But is she really safe?
Directed by: Eoin Macken
Starring: Emmett Scanlan, Eoin Macken, Tereza Srbova
While in a pawnshop a young man comes into possession of a second hand video camera; discovering a tape still inside he plays back the footage and witnesses an horrific series of events involving a group of teens in an undisclosed location. Using the footage as a guide he retraces the steps to where the events seemingly occurred. Deciding to investigate he discovers to his horror not only the truth of the events on the tape but comes face to face with a supernatural terror from which he may not escape…
Project Wild Thing
Directed by: David Bond
David Bond is a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don’t want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get children outside. PROJECT WILD THING is the hilarious, real-life story of one man’s determination to get children out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature.
Directed by: Robert Nathan
Starring: Betsy Rue, Don McManus, Jay Paulson
Available on: Amazon
Ever wanted to sleep with a real Porn Star? A lucky young guy named Dave (portrayed by Jay Paulson) wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star who goes by Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue). But when the shy and awkward Dave arrives on the Lucky Bastard set, things do not go as planned and a day of fantasy turns into a nightmare. Reality TV-style cameras spread throughout the house capture the action to reveal the terrifying truth.
Directed by: Sean J. Vincent
Starring: Jenny Gayner, Sean J. Vincent, Thea Knight
25 years after a patient in a drug rehab clinic commits suicide, 4 friends decide to spend a night in the abandoned clinic to try and film some of the reported paranormal goings-on. Shortly thereafter, an up and coming TV journalist is persuaded to spend a night in the clinic with 3 of her friends to try and film some of the spooky activity that is rumored to be going on. In the course of one night, Nicole, her boyfriend and their two friends discover the sickening truth about the history of the clinic and have to face a very real possibility that they might never leave.
Directed by: Manish Patel
Starring: Dave Courtney, Jamie Bannerman, Lucy Drive
Dave Courtney gives an unforgettable performance as Dave Bishop, one of the most murderous gangsters ever depicted on film, in this bloody crime epic. Through flashbacks, ORIGINAL GANGSTER follows the violent career of a small-time London villain who kills his way to the top of Britain’s illicit drugs empire. Now happily retired on the Kent coast Dave becomes embroiled in a bloody battle with Al Qaeda terrorists who want to take over his criminal empire. ORIGINAL GANGSTER lends brutal insight into Britain’s gangland underworld and is set to rank alongside THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY as one of the United Kingdom’s greatest ever gangster films.
About a Zombie
Directed by: Bing Bailey
Starring: Patrick Murphy, Rory Mullen
A working class Irish family is caught up in a zombie invasion of Dublin, Ireland. When their son, Billy, becomes a zombie the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss. Meanwhile, they’ve invited an American documentarian to film their situation and the film crew is caught up in the mayhem. Will the family prove that blood is thicker than water or will their love lead to their eventual doom? One thing is clear, for the zombies in Ireland, the famine is definitely over.
Act of Grace
Directed by: Noreen Kershaw
Starring: Leo Gregory, David Yip, Jody Latham, Jennifer Lim
In a secret world, a family’s code of honor is under threat and an ancient way of life is knocked off its axis by one boy’s act of grace. Raised on the tough Manchester estates, a young English boy, Dezzie, becomes loyal friends with a young Chinese boy, Yasin, protecting him from local gangs and bullies until Godfather Kai Chang arrives to take the teenager back to Hong Kong. Ten years later, Yasin returns to Manchester and invites Dezzie to be a part of the family, a triad family with unbreakable laws, a code of honor and traditions dating back two thousand years. But as the friends’ journey progresses side by side, a firm wedge of hate and betrayal is soon to drive them apart – and against each other.
Angry Nazi Zombies
Directed by: Jim Eaves, Pat Higgins, Alan Ronald
Starring: Tina Barnes, Paul Kelleher, Cy Henty
3 interlocking stories from the dark days of World War 2. A soldier on a suicide mission. A troubled family with a monster in their bomb shelter. A supernatural investigator on her most dangerous assignment yet. A unique, sexy and terrifying anthology movie brought to you by three of the most fiercely original independent directors working in horror today. Jim Eaves ( ‘Bane’), Pat Higgins (‘KillerKiller’) and Alan Ronald (‘Jesus vs the Messiah’) bring you three dark tales from the battlegrounds of World War 2. Medal of Horror: Director Jim Eaves takes you on a suicide mission, with a young British soldier doing all he can to defeat the Nazi menace and their First World War zombified soldiers. Devils of the Blitz: A family, sheltering from Nazi bombers, is terrorized by flesh eating devils. Director Pat Higgins brings you a dark tale of suspense, edged with pitch-black comedy. Harriet’s War: Director Alan Ronald brings you a spooky slice of paranormal pulp in this nerve-jangling ghost story, all against the backdrop of World War 2.
Directed by: Kitao Sakurai
Starring: Larry L. Lewis, Darren Branch, Jessica Elizabeth Cole
AARDVARK is perhaps the first fiction film to star a man blind since birth. In a role inspired by his own life, Larry Lewis plays a blind man recovering from alcoholism. When Larry joins a Jiu-Jitsu academy he begins a friendship with his charismatic instructor, Darren. But after Darren’s hard-partying ways are revealed and a shocking incident occurs, Larry goes on a search for answers fueled by vengeance and his loyalty to his close friend.
1976: Hunt vs Lauda
Directed by: Matthew Whiteman
Cast: Niki Lauda, Ed Stoppard, Alastair Caldwell, Daniele Audetto
James Hunt has never been equalled. Could swashbuckling Hunt catch the scientific Lauda? Could Niki overcome an appalling crash to come back from the dead and fight James all the way to the last race of the season?
This powerful story captures the heart of the 1970s – told through unseen footage and exclusive interviews with the people who were really there – the team managers, families, journalists and friends who were in the front row of the season that changed Formula 1 forever.
Directed by: Bobby Razak
With: Cain Velasquez, Gilbert Melendez, Miguel Torres
Meet Cain Velasquez, the UFC World Heavyweight Champion. Although he is well known for being a fierce fighter and a savvy businessman, and for winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship multiple times, Cain Velasquez is also a family man with a sensitive side. In addition, the film features appearances from fellow Mexican-American fighters, Gilbert Melendez and Miguel Torres. While these three fighters were born in America, they all have a deep connection to Mexican culture and tradition.
Tomorrow Will Be Better
Directed by: Martin Privratsky
With: Libor Podmol, Rob Adelberg, Petr Kuchar, Lucas Mirtl, Mike Metzger
It is January 2010. Libor Podmol arrives in the U.S. He buys a Suzuki two-stroke buke in the legendary shop Chaparral in Los Angeles. Tomorrow Will Be Better charts Libor’s journey from unkown hopeful to Freestyle MX World Champion. The DVD features interview footage from legendary riders, Rob Adelberg, Peter Kuchar, Lucas Mirtl, Mike Metzger, and Jim McNeil. This is the story of one man’s dream, and the community around him that helped him rise to the top.
Directed by: Hélène Angel
With: Daniel Auteuil, Sergi López, Emmanuelle Devos
11th Century AD. In a world that burns with the heat of battle, a world torn apart by Crusades, one knight traverses the desolate wastes laid bare by bloody conflict. Called upon to track down two people in a land riven by violent chaos, he must rely on all his skill with a sword to stay alive and complete the seemingly impossible task he has been set. But pursued by those that want him dead, time is running out for the valiant knight. Prepare yourself for a descent into a brutal hell, where armies clash and blood flows like rivers, and where a sharp blade is the only means of defense against an army of evil.
Director: Ron Scalpello
Starring: Joe Cole, Kimberley Nixon
When Tommy Nix loses his girlfriend and unborn child as a result of a brutal attack by an armed gang, he vows revenge. But with the men responsible for the attack now in prison, he has no option but to follow them there. Facing a tough, unforgiving environment where violence is an everyday occurrence, he will stop at nothing to punish those that destroyed his life. With uncontrollable rage driving him on, his quest for vengeance will burn all those who get in his way. Punishment will be served.
Directed by: Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Marco Brambilla, Cecily Brown, Larry Clark, Sante D’Orazio, Marilyn Minter, Gaspar Noé, Richard Prince, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Tunga
Destricted is the first short film collection of its kind, bringing together sex and art in a series of short films created by some of the world’s most visual and provocative artists and directors. This British edition features several shorts not available on the American edition.
Performance art legend Marina Abramovic delves into Balkan folklore to create an instructional series of mis-en-scenes that explore the crude, magical and mysterious rites of ethnic fertility and virility.
American fabulist Matthew Barney stages the erotics of sexual encounter as it takes place between ‘green man’ and the lubricated drive shaft of a customised deforestation vehicle destined for the Carnival de Bahia.
American artist and filmmaker Marco Brambilla ransacks porn-film archives to produce a witty, fast-moving montage of money-shots.
Larry Clark, cult anthropologist of American adolescence, directs a sensitive yet frank investigation into how, for the generation growing up in the 1980s pornography has shaped the way we think about sex and sexual fantasy. The result is a riveting documentary about desire and sexual inititiation.
Gaspar Noé, maker of ‘Irreversible’, the controversial art-house movie whose brutal depiction of rape left audiences physically sick, now promises to turn you on with a cinematically erotic journey called ‘We F**k Alone’.
American iconographer Richard Prince appropriates a segment video that captures the generic gold-standards of 70s porn and re-shooting it in the manner of the cowboys, girlfriends and outlaws that first made him famous.
British art star Sam Taylor-Wood directs a porn star in a droll elegy to the great American outdoors.
Directed by: Gerard Johnson
Starring: Peter Ferdinando, Ricky Grover, Frank Boyce, Lorenzo Camporese, Cyrus Desir
A week in the life of Tony, an alienated psychopath with severe social problems, an obsession for action films and a horrible moustache. Unemployed and unemployable, Tony prowls the streets, his nervous attempts to make human connections rebuffed by laughter or contempt. Occasionally he snaps, and violence is the result…
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Starring: Samuli Torssonen, Kari Väänänen, Karoliina Blackburn
From the director of IRON SKY. Captain James B. Pirk of the Starship C.P.P. Kickstart and his crew, Commander Dwarf and Commander Info, find themselves stranded on 21st Century Earth after a previous adventure to save the planet from hostile aliens. Life is not good and Pirk s daily routine consists of stuffing his face at the local fast food restaurant and trying to convince the ladies that he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero form the future. As the prospects for humanity’s conquest of space look increasingly bleaker, Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind’s future… Created by an ingenious band of die-hard Star Trek fans this terrific sci-fi comedy will have you gripped all the way through to its stunning conclusion! Wreck on!