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The film has been selected to play in the San Sebastian Festival’s main competition this September after world preeming in Toronto, as a part of its Special Presentations sidebar.
Terence Davies’ awaited adaptation of the novel by Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, “Sunset Song” is set in a rural Scottish community, focusing on a young woman, Chris (Deyn), and her passion for life, the unsettled Ewan (Guthrie) and an unforgiving land.
The impact of World War I is felt from a distance, bringing the rapidly changing modern world to bear on this community in the harshest possible way.
Bilbao and Madrid-based Festival Films, »
- Emiliano De Pablos
Fortissimo Films’ sells Spanish rights to the Toronto-bound period drama.
The period drama, starring Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur), Agyness Deyn (Pusher) and Kevin Guthrie (The Legend Of Barney Thomson), will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) in Special Presentations.
Davies’ long-gestating passion project is an adaptation of the 1932 classic Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, about a farmer’s daughter in early 20th-century Scotland facing a series of hardships.
Davies has frequently played in Toronto, starting with Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988 and most recently with The Deep Blue Sea in 2011, which Festival Films previously released in Spain.
Sunset Song is also playing in competition at San Sebastian (Sept 18-26).
Metrodome previously picked up UK and Irish rights (excluding TV, which area owned by the BBC) and is planning to release in Q4 2015.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The 24 producers from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will participate in the sixth edition of the networking platform, which will run Sept 9-12 during the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).
Plt is targeted at producers who have had previous experience in working on international co-productions and now have projects in the pipeline that could be interesting for the international market.
The ten European producers were selected by European Film Promotion’s member organisations from previous participants of its Cannes-based initiative Producers on the Move.
Together with her partner Shamim Sarif, Hanan Kattan has a presence in the UK and Canada with their Enlightenment Group of companies. Hattan produced Sarif’s three features, including Despite The Falling Snow, starring Charles Dance and Rebecca Ferguson, as well as »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
One of the most enjoyable movie treats of recent times has been Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's What We Do In The Shadows, a terrifically made 'mockumentary' about a group of vampires going about their everyday life in New Zealand. Anyone with the slightest liking of vampire movies is likely to have got plenty out of it.
And whilst the film may not have burned up the box office, What We Do In The Shadows nonetheless earned itself a favourable audience, to the point where a sequel is now being worked on.
During an interview with the Seattle Times, Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement has revealed that a sequel to the rather excellent vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows is in the early planning stages.
Meanwhile, speaking to Av Club, Pennant has also revealed that they are pitching a TV spinoff called Police Ten 7, which will centre on the male and female police officers in the film:
“We’ve pitched a show for those two cops in New Zealand and we’ve made a mini-pilot. At the moment it’s a paranormal activity division of the New Zealand police department. But we’ve already been told before we even handed it in that there’s no money for comedy »
- Gary Collinson
Speaking to Empire Magazine last year, Clement's co-director Taika Waititi spoke about the planned project - then envisioned as a short - centring on Rhys Derby's neurotic werewolf character Anton.
"We [want to do] a short called What We Do In The Moonlight. We'd be following the werewolves around, watching how their wives chain them up at night. You know, on those special occasions."
Clement also recently spoke to Av Club about another spin-off from What We Do In The Shadows called Police Ten 7, a TV sitcom about the film's two highly persuadable cops »
While speaking with the Seattle Times, What We Do In The Shadows star and co-writer Jemaine Clement revealed that a sequel is in the works, although right now the project is only in the planning stages. The follow-up will reportedly focus on Rhys Darby's werewolf character Anton. During a recent conversation with Av Club, Clement said he and director Taika Cohen also pitched a TV spinoff series to... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Abduction thriller voted to UK market by Melbourne’s 37º South Market.
Sales agents from across the world yesterday voted David Ngo and Rabbit as the producer and project at the Melbourne International Film Festival’s 37º South Market to attend the UK’s Production Finance Market (Pfm) in October.
It is written by and will be the feature directorial debut of Luke Shanahan, who met Ngo in 2009 when both had films competing at Australian short film festival Tropfest.
The popularity of the projects Cargo and Achtung Road, also »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
Since it's been a slow two weeks for new home video, we're combining them together. One of the best of the year What We Do In The Shadows Directed by: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi What We Do In The Shadows is one of the best movies of the year. I realize I already said that in the sub header here, but it's worth repeating. It's a deeply funny, tone-perfect mockumentary about a group of vampires trying to live their lives in modern day New Zealand. That premise alone should intrigue you, but this isn't just some casual reality show spoof. It's got lush production design, great characters, great horror touches, and a total embrace of reality TV style that brings out everything great in the genre while not getting dragged down by any of it. It's an...
- Peter Hall
The vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows arrived this week on Blu-ray with special features that include deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes footage. For those that haven't had a chance to pick it up, Paramount has shared two deleted scenes with us, including one very helpful use of vampire mind control:
"Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane—like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming roommate conflicts."
"The What We Do In The Shadows Blu-ray features more than two hours of uproarious bonus material including commentary by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, video extras, interviews, promo videos and a poster gallery. The film will also be available as a single disc DVD."
To read my exclusive interview with Jemaine Clement, visit:
- Jonathan James
Boasting a truly unique and creative take on nighttime bloodsuckers, What We Do in the Shadows is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Media Distribution, and we've been provided with two Blu-ray copies to give away.
"Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane—like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming roommate conflicts. Featuring an outstanding ensemble cast and “comic acting of an extremely high order” (Wall Street Journal), What We Do In The Shadows is an original and wildly entertaining comedy.
The What We Do In The Shadows Blu-ray features more than two hours of uproarious bonus material including commentary by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, video extras, interviews, promo videos and a poster gallery."
Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy »
- Derek Anderson
This Week: Vampire laughs with What We Do in the Shadows, another round of Robot Chicken, and Showtime's global warming eyeopener Years of Living Dangerously. ► Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi.s What We Do In The Shadows may be the best of an admittedly small genre . the vampire comedy. It follows a group of vamps living in the suburbs,... Read More »
- John Law
For the third week of July, genre fans have quite a few Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to as we’ve got a great selection of horror and sci-fi films making their home entertainment bow on the 21st. Kino Lorber is keeping themselves busy this Tuesday with a pair of cult classics—Black Sabbath and Madhouse—that are getting an HD overhaul and the fine folks over at Scream Factory are releasing Tibor Takács' I, Madman on Blu as well. The critically-acclaimed horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows also arrives on both formats this week and for those of you kids at heart out there, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, is also coming home on DVD and Blu-ray.
What We Do in the Shadows (Paramount, Blu-ray & DVD)
Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane—like paying rent, »
- Heather Wixson
If anyone is going to make the concept of a vampire comedy work, it's Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The comedy duo have taken on the bloodsucker genre with "What We Do In The Shadows," and if you missed it during its run earlier this year, we have a few copies on Blu-ray for some lucky readers, so you can experience the mockumentary right at home. The movie follows Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav, ancient vampires struggling with the banalities of contemporary life, including paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming roommate conflicts. It's the foundation for some big laughs, and the Blu-ray is loaded with extras including directors' commentary by Clement and Waititi, deleted scenes, and much, much more. To win follow us on Facebook and Twitter, tweet: "I want to win What We Do In The Shadows from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest," and include this link. »
- Edward Davis
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only
Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet return as Tris, Four and The Wicked Witch of Erudite in this sequel to "Divergent," which has its Digital HD premiere on July 21, ahead of the DVD/Blu-ray/On Demand release on August 4. The Digital HD/3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack/Blu-ray include more than four hours of bonus material, including audio commentary with producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher; "Insurgent Unlocked: The Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Access" feature-Length documentary; and five featurettes: "Diverging: Adapting Insurgent to the Screen," "From Divergent to Insurgent," "The Others: Cast and Characters," "The Train Fight Unlocked," and "The Peter Hayes Story."
- Gina Carbone
Vampires have been portrayed as vicious killers and hopeless romantics. In What We Do in the Shadows, the clever and hilarious comedy debuting July 21 on Blu-ray and DVD, vampires struggle to keep up with the rules of our modern world.
Thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment we are going to award three lucky readers with a copy of What We Do in the Shadows and likewise doom them to an evening of belly-aching laughs. For a chance to be chosen a winner, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.
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I've seen a lot of great movies this year, but What We Do in the Shadows is easily my favorite. Many proclaimed the vampire movie dead after the Twilight boom, but filmmakers just had to get creative and What We Do in the Shadows' love of genre and seemingly effortless comedy makes it an instant classic. If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD in July:
Press Release: "Hollywood, Calif. – Hailed as “tonally flawless” (Wall Street Journal) and “one of the flat-out funniest films in ages” (Los Angeles Times), the “hilarious” (Vanity Fair) mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows debuts on Blu-ray and DVD July 21, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Written and directed by Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark), the film is a smart and witty send-up that »
- Jonathan James
Exclusive: Front Row strikes Cannes deals with HanWay, Protagonist, Embankment.
Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has finalised a raft of Cannes deals with Embankment, HanWay, Protagonist, Cmg, Visit Films and Fox International Productions.
Front Row continued a long-standing relationship by securing deals across Protagonist’s slate including Pete Travis’ Middle East-set action-drama Snatchback, which is set to star and be produced by Rachel Weisz, heavy-metal drama Lords of Chaos and Taika Waititi’s comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople.
From HanWay Films, Front Row secured John Cameron Mitchell’s Romeo and Juliet-style alien punk story How To Talk To Girls At Parties, set to star Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas, Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson; family-adventure film Swallows and Amazons with Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald; and Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour’s Mary Shelley drama A Storm »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by Video Service Corp. Directors/writers: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brough and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. What We Do in the Shadows is an indie vampire film. From Wellington, New Zealand, the film follows four vampires and their sojourns into the local town and populace. Driven by bloodlust, the characters do their best to get-along, while creating lots of hilarious situations. What We Do in the Shadows is a very funny film. But, fans of horror will not find any scares here. Part a lampoon of Twilight and very spontaneous, the film offers its laughs through a series of skits. The film is one of the better comedies to come out this year. What We Do in the Shadows is not story driven. Instead, the characters and their conflicts create much of the action. Some »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
We're rounding up news on some of the more projects in the works announced during the Cannes Film Festival: Lucrecia Martel's Zama, Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper with Kristen Stewart, Abel Ferrara's Siberia with Willem Dafoe, Carlos Reygadas's "cowboy story," Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, Andrew Haigh's Lean on Pete, Bertrand Bonello's Paris Is Happening and Stéphane Brizé's Une Vie. Plus: Nicolas Cage is re-teaming with Paul Schrader and Mike Figgis and more on forthcoming films from Marjane Satrapi, Wim Wenders, Paolo Sorrentino, Pablo Larraín, Nicole Holofcener, Mike Mills, Per Fly, Shinji Aoyama, Taika Waititi, Jared Hess, Peter Ho-sun Chan, Yoji Yamada and more. » - David Hudson »
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