Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Addicted - US Release on 24th June

This is the US DVD cover artwork.
On the 24th June, Revolver are releasing the DVD and VOD versions of 'The Addicted' in the United States. It'll be really interesting to see how it does over there, especially being available in Walmart, which as many of you know, is a pretty huge retailer.

There is a new official FaceBook page for the film here:

I shot this back at the end of 2011 and it was the first time i'd used the Sony FS100 with the Atomos Ninja.  Amy Wilson was the Camera Op and Ian Holmes was the Gaffer and special FX guy. I spent a big chunk of 2012 working on the post production (as did Jon Atkinson) and this was the last feature i edited on FCP7.

I learnt a hell of a lot while making 'The Addicted', not just about film making, but also about writing and the whole process of sales and distribution. Being my second feature, i'd already had my fingers burnt on my previous project with some really bad writing and performances that no amount of amazing post production could fix. (all my fault)  With 'The Addicted', i felt i'd moved on significantly and addressed a lot of the issues i'd suffered from previously, but it was still very much a learning process.  However, sitting and watching the final edit was actually pretty cool and we're proud of what we achieved on a small budget and with a very small crew. The audience was watching through their fingers and jumping at all the right moments, so i guess we almost nailed it...

If you're in the USA, pick up a copy from Walmart as of the 24th June... or look out for it on iTunes and NetFlix.

UK and European release details to follow soon....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Moving on...

Cannes was fantastic...  you can read more about it in next month's Digital FilmMaker Magazine as i've done a piece on what happens in Cannes.  Since we got back i've been tinkering with the plans for the next feature, 'Hindsight'. Hopefully in the near future i'll have some news about the casting and the shoot.

On the 24th June 'The Addicted', the horror film i shot in 2011 is released by Revolver in the USA and Canada. It will be available on DVD in Walmart, on iTunes, Netflix and on TV all over the states soon too. Keep an eye out for it if you're in the US.

We've had some really interesting offers for 7 CASES and we're currently in talks with several people about where it will end up. We're not rushing into anything after lessons learnt in the past.

Tech-wise... i'm really looking forward to working with the Lumix GH4. But... i'm going to wait until the release of the Atomos Shogun. Until i can capture the full 10bit 4K in Pro Res, i'd rather wait.   Hopefully the GH4/Shogun combination will be fantastic and i'm hoping to put together a great little MoVi rig with them for the next film.