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'Baskin', 'The Transfiguration' directors picked for Frontières Finance Forum

'Baskin', 'The Transfiguration' directors picked for Frontières Finance Forum
13 projects will participate in the second annual Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum.

Source: Cannes Film Festival

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A total of 13 projects will participate in the second annual Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum, set to take place February 22-24 in Amsterdam. This is an expansion on last year’s total of 12 projects.

Having been initiated as part of the partnership between Fantasia International Film Festival and the Cannes Marche du Film, the forum will see industry experts assessing genre film projects from a packaging perspective, analysing finance, marketing and distribution strategies.

Among the selected features are works from directors Michael O’Shea (The Transfiguration), Neasa Hardiman (Happy Valley) and Can Evrenol (Baskin), producer Andy Starke and exec producer Ben Wheatley (Free Fire).

Julie Bergeron, Head of Industry Programs, Marché du Film, said: “After 5 years of continual development, growth, and innovation, Frontières has become the generally acknowledged leader in the genre film industry as a market and networking facilitator, and effectively
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Smt: The Takie Awards and More

It’s time for 2018’s first awards show, The Takie Awards! Smt Heads, may we have the envelope please? It’s good to be first, so pop the popcorn and call the neighbors and get the low down on the first hardware of Awards Season.

Check out The Takie Awards here:

The Takie Award Winners:

Best Indie Breakthrough (film): “Get Out

Best Indie Director: Jordan Peele

Best Screenplay: “Get Out

Weirdest Indie Film Mashup: “Snake Outta Compton

Best Breakthrough Performance (male): Eric Ruffin: “The Transfiguration

Best Breakthrough Performance (female) : Aubrey Plaza: ‘Legion

Genre TV Show of the Year : ‘The Exorcist’ Season II

Best Sequel, All Media: ‘Stranger Things II‘

Worst Sequel, All Media: “Justice League

Worst “Good” Movie: “Blade Runner 2049

Best “Bad” Movie: “Justice League

Best Troll Moment, All Media: “The Last Jedi“

Best ‘Duh’ Moment, All Media “Wonder Woman

Biggest Sloppy Kiss
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Such Sights to Show You Best of 2017

To celebrate the best horror films that 2017 had to offer, our resident artist Kevin Clark has created a small comic to showcase his personal favorites from the year! Included are such titles as Kong: Skull Island, Get Out, The Transfiguration, and more. It’s Clark’s way of celebrating the best of 2017 (in his opinion) […]

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New to Streaming: ‘Manifesto,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Creepy,’ ‘A Woman’s Life,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

Can our children pick and choose the personality traits they inherit, or are they doomed to obtain our lesser qualities? These are the hard questions being meditated on in After the Storm, a sobering, transcendent tale of a divorced man’s efforts to nudge back into his son’s life. Beautifully shot by regular cinematographer Yutaka Yamasaki, it marks a welcome and quite brilliant
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August 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Re-animator 4K Restoration, Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Editions

Hey, gang! Welcome back for another look at this week’s upcoming horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases. August 8th is going to be another busy day for fans, as we have some incredible Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to.

Arrow Video has put together an incredible limited edition Blu-ray set for Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, and Scream Factory has assembled two stellar Collector’s Editions for both Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too. Fans of the Coen brothers' Fargo will undoubtedly want to add the new Steelbook edition of the film to their collections this Tuesday, and for those of you interested in unconventional vampire films, be sure to check out The Transfiguration this week, too.

Other notable releases for August 8th include The Night of the Sorcerers / The Loreley’s Grasp double feature, Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh, The Dinner, Charlotte, and Dimension Z.

Fargo: Steelbook Collector’s Edition (Shout!
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Review: ‘The Transfiguration’ is a Coming-of-Age Tale With a Vampiric Twist

Life’s been hard for Milo (Eric Ruffin). His father died when he was eight and his mother committed suicide not too long after. That type of horror will change anyone let alone a child. It turned him towards the macabre—mainly a fascination with movie vampires and the rules with which they exist. It makes sense to gravitate towards the immortal, figures that sustain themselves with the death of others. Tragedy plays a key role in making these monsters stronger and Milo embraces that notion because he knows it only too well. On top of his parents dying are an older brother returned from the military (Aaron Moten’s Lewis), a violent New York City projects residence, and a stigma as “freak” due to his penchant for killing animals.

He epitomizes “loner.” He’s beat up at school and at home—verbally and physically—while his regular appointment with
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August 2017 VOD Releases Include Alien: Covenant, 68 Kill, Bushwick, The Transfiguration

Happy August, everyone! The arrival of a new month means that we have a brand new crop of Digital and VOD releases to look forward to (plus, we’re now even closer to Halloween!), and there are a handful of movies that should keep you busy throughout the entire month.

Things kick off this week with Alien: Covenant arriving on August 1st, alongside Bender, Wtf!, and Alien: Reign of Man. On August 4th, Trent Haaga’s southern fried crime caper 68 Kill makes its digital debut, and just a few days later, both Cut Shoot Kill and Three Tears on the Bloodstained Flesh arrive on VOD.

August 18th looks to be a busy day with three different titles coming home—Dave Made a Maze, The Ice Cream Truck and The Monster Project—and the month’s VOD and digital releases are rounded out with Bushwick on August 25th, Stasis on August 28th,
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A Surprise, Early Release For Michael O'Shea's The Transfiguration Today!

If you found yourself chomping at the bit waiting for Michael O'Shea's The Transfiguration to come out on August 8th then distributor Strand Releasing has a special surprise for you today. Strand is making the movie available exclusively on Vudu, Vimeo, and Google Play starting today. After this special sneak peek, it will land on all platforms on the original release date of August 8th for rental and purchase. An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait...

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Film Review: The Transfiguration (2017): A Gory Coming-of-Age Drama Dealing With Vampirism

The Transfiguration Review The Transfiguration (2017) Film Review, a movie directed by Michael O’Shea, and starring Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton, Carter Redwood, Danny Flaherty, Larry Fessenden, Lloyd Kaufman, James Lorinz, Victor Pagan, and Anna Friedman. The vampire genre is a very popular film subject for audiences. After watching The Transfiguration, you [...]

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Horror Highlights: Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest, Ghost Brothers, The Ranger, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Coolsay Too

In today's Horror Highlights, we have an update and a video for Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest, as well as Ghost Brothers clips, The Ranger casting details, info on the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, and a new zombie-themed song on Coolzey and Soce the Elemental Wizard's new Ep, Coolsay Too.

Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest: "Are you more of a slasher fan, or would you prefer a paranormal thriller? Do you like blood and guts, or do the twists and turns of psychological horror keep you on the edge of the seat? Well, now’s the chance for you and genre fans everywhere to greenlight your next favorite horror flick.

Public voting for the “Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest” from Project Greenlight Digital Studios and Shudder officially opens today!

Filmmakers have submitted one-to-three minute pitches for their original horror film concepts on projectgreenlight.
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Punk Rockers Go On the Run From ‘The Ranger’

Punk Rockers Go On the Run From ‘The Ranger’
Jeremy Holm (pictured above; “House of Cards”, “Mr Robot”), Chloe Levine (The Transfiguration, The Oa), Amanda Grace Benitez (All Cheerleaders Die) star alongside Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, and Bubba Weiler star in Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix and Andrew van den Houten’s Hood River Entertainment The Ranger, which began principal photography this week in New York. The Ranger, directed Jenn Wexler, follows a group of teen punks who get in trouble with […]
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Jenn Wexler’s Punk Thriller The Ranger Casts Three More

Jenn Wexler’s thriller/horror film The Ranger, which began principal photography this week in New York, has added Jeremy Holm (“Mr. Robot”), Chloe Levine (The Transfiguration), and Amanda Grace Benitez (All Cheerleaders Die) to its cast. They join the already confirmed Granit Lahu,… Continue Reading →

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Jeremy Holm, Chloe Levine to Star in Thriller ‘The Ranger’

Jeremy Holm, Chloe Levine to Star in Thriller ‘The Ranger’
Jeremy Holm, Chloe Levine, and Amanda Grace Benitez will star in Jenn Wexler’s independent thriller “The Ranger,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Wexler was the lead producer on Ana Asensio’s drama “Most Beautiful Island,” which won the SXSW narrative competition last month.

Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix and Andrew van den Houten’s Hood River Entertainment are the production companies. Wexler produces along with Andrew van den Houten and Ashleigh Snead for Hood River Entertainment, and Larry Fessenden and Heather Buckley produce for Glass Eye Pix.

The Ranger,” which has started shooting in New York, is written by Wexler and Giaco Furino. It follows a group of teen punks who get in trouble with the cops. The kids escape to the woods to hide out, where they come up against the local authority, an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind, hell-bent on preserving the serenity of his forest.
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Interview: Michael O'Shea and "The Transfiguration"

By Murtada

An official selection of the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, The Transfiguration is Michael O’Shea debut as a writer / director. It follows troubled teen Milo (played by Eric Ruffin from The Good Wife and 30 Rock) who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie (Chloe Levin), the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A thrilling but understated mix of horror and minimalist realism, it announces O'Shea as a distinct new filmmaker. We spoke with him, last week in New York.

Murtada: You’ve written a lot of scripts, how did The Transfiguration come to be your first feature?

Michael O’Shea: I had failed to raise money for a slasher film. It was too expensive and I didn't have a good proof of concept idea.
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Review: The Transfiguration, Young, Black, and Obsessed with Vampires

Vampires seem uniquely suited, as a mythological figure, to examining issues of isolation and loneliness. Whether it be in the cold winters of Sweden or the sunny streets of California, the monster, with its dietary needs, limited daytime movement, and inability to die except by specific means has allowed filmmakers to use the trope to explore people in varying situations who still find themselves the 'other'. In Michael O'Shea's excellent feature debut The Transfiguration, a young black teenager in New York finds both solace and darkness in his vampiric obsession. Milo (Eric Ruffin) lives with his brother in the family apartment after the death of their parents. Milo is constantly bullied by a local gang and his schoolmates, but finds comfort in his obsession with...

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The Transfiguration Movie Review

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The Transfiguration Movie Review
The Transfiguration Strand Releasing Director: Michael O’Shea Written by: Michael O’Shea Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten, Carter Redwood, Danny Flaherty Opens: April 7, 2017 “The Transfiguration” is Michael O’Shea’s freshman entry into filmmaking and it shows. One might conclude that in making such a slow-burning drama around the vampire legend, he is […]

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Watch New Clips from Vampiric Coming-of-Age Movie The Transfiguration

Following its well-received screenings at SXSW, The Transfiguration is coming to select theaters this month, and we've been provided with two clips from the vampiric coming-of-age tale for Daily Dead readers to check out.

"An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City."

Written and directed by Michael O'Shea, and starring Eric Ruffin and Chloe Levine, The Transfiguration will begin screening April 7th at the Angelika Film Center, followed by an April 21st showing at The Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as a national release from Strand Releasing.
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‘The Transfiguration’ Clip: Complicated Teens and Vampires Collide in Atmospheric Thriller — Watch

‘The Transfiguration’ Clip: Complicated Teens and Vampires Collide in Atmospheric Thriller — Watch
Being a teenager is hard. That’s sort of the root of Michael O’Shea’s debut feature “The Transfiguration,” kind of. Oh, also vampires.

Set in New York, Milo is a troubled teen who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he forms a bond with the equally alienated Sophie, fantasy and reality begin to overlap in a dark way. The result is a chilling portrait of violence, and a whole lot of blood.

Read More: Cannes 2016: City-Dwelling Vampires Meet Neo-Realism in ‘The Transfiguration

The film, which stars Eric Ruffin and Chloe Levine, played recently at SXSW 2017 and was an official selection at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it — and its compelling director and breakout young stars — took the festival by storm.

The Transfiguration” opens theatrically on April 7. Check out our exclusive clip below.

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Most Beautiful Island Review [SXSW 2017]

Ana Asensio’s Most Beautiful Island is a stormy, unpredictable endurance test from start-to-finish. At its core, immigration fears and female perspectives sing a plight of New York City’s rough waters. Command and circumstance manipulate those less fortunate, who will do anything to survive. Undocumented “citizens” walk alongside more entitled Americans, yet their experiences are so disconcertingly different. Do they always involve a life-threatening game of chance, as Asensio’s film engages? I would assume – maybe incorrectly – that answer is no. But still, given cinematic context, messages of tenacity are read loud and clear. Strung with tension, and heated to an aggressive boil.

Apart from writing and directing Most Beautiful Island, Asensio also stars as lead subject Luciana – a New Yorker with many responsibilities. Because she’s undocumented, most of Luciana’s work comes from odd-jobs paid in cash. Babysitting bratty kids and whatnot. Either that, or she scams
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Q&A with The Transfiguration Cinematographer Sung Rae Cho

At this year's SXSW Film Festival, first-time feature filmmaker Michael O'Shea's coming-of-age vampire film, The Transfiguration, made quite a well-received splash. For our latest Q&A feature, Daily Dead caught up with the film's cinematographer, Sung Rae Cho, aka Soichi (who used Canon Cinema Eos C500 and Eos 1D C, as well as Canon cinema zooms and primes on the project), to discuss what went into the making of the independent horror film.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Shoichi. How did you initially get involved as the cinematographer on The Transfiguration?

Shoichi: Thank you! Susan Leber (the producer) contacted me about two years before we actually shot the film and asked me if I’d be interested. I’m not usually too keen on shooting horror/slasher type of films, but knowing her filmography, and taking into account that someone as established as
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