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Sony Pictures Networks India Backs Socially Conscious Drama ‘T for Taj Mahal’

Sony Pictures Networks Productions, part of Sony in India, is backing social-campaigning drama “T for Taj Mahal.” The film is directed by Kireet Khurana, a six-time winner of the National Film Award.

The film examines social entrepreneurship and challenges the paucity of education in India. Social dramas have repeatedly shown themselves as box office winners in India, including the recent “Pad Man” and “Dangal.”

The cast of “T for Taj Mahal” includes Subrat Dutta, U.S. actress Ali Faulkner (“The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn”), Bidita Bag (“Babumoshai Bandookbaaz”), Manoj Pahwa (“Hey Ram”), and Pitobash (“Million Dollar Arm”) in key roles.

Production is by Abis Rizvi, with Spn Productions set as both production company and distributor. The film is currently in post-production and will be released this year.

Best known for its 2015 hit “Piku,” directed by Shoojit Sircar and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, Spn Productions has backed other content-driven films including “Azhar,
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Massive: Sony Pictures’ next with this National award winner!

Sony Pictures Networks Productions’ next massive project titled ‘T for Taj Mahal’ gets National award-winning director Kireet Khurana on board. This exciting project is set to star Subrat Dutta, Ali Faulkner, Bidita Bag, Manoj Pahwa and Pitobash.

Reports suggest that T for Taj Mahal would touch upon the lack of education in rural India. Talking to a section of the media about this upcoming movie, Khurana was quoted saying, “T For Taj Mahal is an idea that is built on the fact that education is a basic right and that a simple idea could spark a revolution. I truly believe...

Sony Pictures Networks Productions boards Kireet Khurana's 'T For Taj Mahal'

Sony Pictures Networks Productions boards Kireet Khurana's 'T For Taj Mahal'
Produced by Abis Rizvi, the film is a story about social entrepreneurship and the lack of education in rural India.

Sony Pictures Networks Productions (Spnp), the film production arm of Sony Pictures Networks India (Spn), has boarded Kireet Khurana’s T For Taj Mahal as co-producer and distributor.

Produced by Abis Rizvi, the film is a story about social entrepreneurship and the lack of education in rural India. The cast includes Us actress Ali Faulkner (The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn), Subrat Dutta, Bidita Bag and Manoj Pahwa. The film is currently in post-production for theatrical release in India later this year.
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Sony Networks India boards Kireet Khurana's 'T For Taj Mahal'

Sony Networks India boards Kireet Khurana's 'T For Taj Mahal'
Produced by Abis Rizvi, the film is a story about social entrepreneurship and the lack of education in rural India.

Sony Pictures Networks Productions (Spnp), the film production arm of Sony Pictures Networks India (Spn), has boarded Kireet Khurana’s T For Taj Mahal as co-producer and distributor.

Produced by Abis Rizvi, the film is a story about social entrepreneurship and the lack of education in rural India. The cast includes Us actress Ali Faulkner (The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn), Subrat Dutta, Bidita Bag and Manoj Pahwa. The film is currently in post-production for theatrical release in India later this year.
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‘Haunting of Crestview High’ DVD Review

Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Amanda Alch, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Roger Edwards, Ali Faulkner, Jeffrey Schmidt | Written by Matthew Spradlin, Barry Wernick | Directed by Matthew Spradlin

Originally conceived some eight years ago by Matthew Spradlin, Bad Kids Go To Hell (the movie’s original title) originally debuted as a four issue comic mini-series from Antarctic Press in 2009. Fast forward to 2014 and the film, now re-titled Haunting of Crestview High silently hits the UK market courtesy of 101 Films, without all the hype that surrounded the 2012 Us release – which may not actually be a bad thing.

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the film but I don’t think it ever lives up to the hype that surrounded its original Us release – which is maybe why the films UK debut took a couple of years – but as a fan of the John Hughes canon of films
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​Film Review: ‘The Song’

​Film Review: ‘The Song’
A well-crooned country tune can invest even the hoariest cliches with honest feeling, and in much the same fashion, “The Song” takes a familiar tale of love, marriage, betrayal and redemption, and delivers a largely satisfying rendition. One of the better Christian-themed independent productions to come along in a year that has seen the genre plummet to hitherto-uncharted levels of idiocy (“God’s Not Dead,” “Persecuted”), this moralistic yet lushly romantic melodrama — about a rising singer-songwriter struggling to hold onto his marriage in the face of worldly temptations — boasts enough in the way of persuasive acting and stirring music to play like an emotionally involving love story rather than a rote pro-monogamy lecture. With word-of-mouth support, a marketable soundtrack and a “Duck Dynasty” endorsement, it should make solid commercial inroads with targeted churchgoers.

Richard Ramsey’s feature writing-directing debut is somewhat misleadingly billed as “the sexiest faith-based movie” ever, which
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Specialty Box Office Preview: ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, ‘The Two Faces Of January’, ‘Pride’, More

Specialty Box Office Preview: ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, ‘The Two Faces Of January’, ‘Pride’, More
Music is at the core of two new Specialty features making their theatrical bows this weekend, albeit from rather different ends of the spectrum. XLrator Media will open Jimi: All Is By My Side focusing on the artist’s life in London in nearly three dozen theaters, while Samuel Goldwyn Films will bow faith-centered The Song in over 300 theaters, the biggest number of runs for a limited release newcomer this week. Magnolia Pictures will take thriller The Two Faces Of January starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac to an initial half-dozen locations in the wake of its VOD release late last month and CBS Films is targeting the same number of runs for its Cannes ’14 feature Pride. Factory 25 is opening its art meets goth-rap thriller Hellaware and Cinema Libre will debut a former Swiss foreign-language Oscar contender The Little Bedroom in exclusive New York runs. The weekend is
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Hear the Music In the New Trailer For the Romance Drama The Song

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Hear the Music In the New Trailer For the Romance Drama The Song
The characters of the upcoming romance drama, ‘The Song,’ are chasing their dreams of launching successful music careers and being with their true loves in the film’s new trailer. Samuel Goldwyn Films, which released the trailer, will distribute the musical movie on September 26 in theaters. ‘The Song’ features an up-and-coming cast, including Alan Powell, the lead singer of the popular band Anthem Lights, as well as ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ star Ali Faulkner and ‘Nashville’ cast member Caitlin Nicol-Thomas. The drama was written and directed by Richard Ramsey. The following official synopsis for ‘The Song’ has been released by Samuel Goldwyn Films: ‘The Song’ follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Powell) [ Read More ]

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Faith-based ‘The Song’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Looking to appeal to faith-based audiences, Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to City on a Hill Studio’s music-driven love story “The Song.”

The film stars Alan Powell of the group Anthem Lights, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (“Nashville”) and Ali Faulkner (“Twilight”). Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film on Sept. 26.

Richard Ramsey directed from his own script, a modern-day adaptation of the life and writings of Solomon, as found in the Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes.

Powell portrays a singer-songwriter who struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. He falls in love with a vineyard owner’s daughter (Faulkner) and writes a hit song, but his life and marriage begin to fall apart when he gets involved with another performer, played by Nicol-Thomas.

Faith-based films are performing well at the U.S. box office; recent successes include Sony
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‘Butcher Boys’ Review

Stars: Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly, Phillip Wolf, Jon Clinkenbeard, Katie Patterson | Written by Kim Henkel | Directed by Duane Graves, Justin Meeks

Kim Henkel, writer of the classic horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and writer/director of its third sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (although the less said about that the better), returns to the horror genre with Butcher Boys, his first feature in almost twenty years.

In 1729 Jonathan Swift published A Modest Proposal, a satirical tome in which he suggested Ireland offer up their children as food, using cannibalism as a metaphor for the exploitation of the poor by the rich. Well jump to 2014 and Butcher Boys takes this metaphorical concept and turns it into filmic terror as a birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre
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The Secret Village Discovered on Home Video

Swamy Kandan's The Secret Village is on its way to home video, and we have the details for you right here... regardless of the regular PR guy screaming at us about how they didn't want horror sites to talk about it. I shit you not. If fact I'm writing this for spite. Take from that what you will.

Whatever. How I Wish we could publish that e-mail. It was friggin' priceless.

From the Press Release

A chilling suspense-thriller, inspired by real-life events, The Secret Village comes to DVD December 17, 2013, and VOD January 1, 2014, from Vertical Entertainment.

An ambitious young journalist, Rachel (Ali Faulkner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1) is determined to make a front-page splash by unraveling the mystery behind an outbreak of strange events in a secretive, small town. She convinces a local (Richard Riehle, Office Space) to clandestinely meet with her to reveal what he knows about the ominous happenings,
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Chilling Suspense-Thriller The Secret Village to DVD Dec. 17

Inspired by real-life events, The Secret Village comes to DVD Dec. 17 and VOD Jan. 1, from

Ambitious, young journalist, Rachel (Ali Faulkner, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1), is determined to make a front-page splash by unraveling the mystery behind an outbreak of strange events in a secretive, small town. She convinces a local (Richard Riehle, Office Space) to clandestinely meet with her to reveal what he knows about the ominous happenings, reminiscent of the … Continue reading →

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Vertical finds Secret Village

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Vertical Entertainment has picked up Us home entertainment rights to horror-thriller The Secret Village ahead of the limited October 18 theatrical release through Sd Digital Creations. ITN Distribution has acquired UK DVD rights and will release on October 14.

The film will open on 15 screens in: Sunrise and Tampa, Florida; Lansdale and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Princeton, Jersey City and Metuchen, New Jersey; Queens, New York; San Jose, California; Seattle, Washington; Newark, Delaware; and Herndon and Manassas, Virginia.

The nationwide DVD release is set for December 17. ITN Distribution handles international sales.

Swamy M Kandan directed Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Stelio Savante and Richard Riehle in the tale of a journalist who investigates a mysterious outbreak of mass hysteria in a small settlement.
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The Secret Village to Hit Theaters in October

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In today's Indie Beat, The Secret Village, a movie we've covered before, is now getting a theatrical release date, just in time for Halloween.  Come inside to check out when you can see this indie horror film in theaters before it's hits DVD in December.

Here at Cinelinx we like to talk about all aspects of filmmaking and movie news. To that end, we have Indie Beat where we highlight some of the latest news, trailers, and PR releases from the indie filmmaker scene.  So if you're an independent filmmaker and want some coverage on our site, be sure to drop us a line atjordan@cinelinx.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Independent distributor Vertical Entertainment has picked up genre horror/mystery themed thriller The Secret Village (Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Stelio Savante, Richard Riehle) with a nationwide DVD release date of Dec 17th.
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The Secret Village Hits Theaters in October

What are those people doing?! It looks as though they’re having some sort of unholy ceremony!!….It must be a ‘Twisted Tale of Pure Evil!!!…..This movie The Secret Village looks absolutely terrifying!!

….and check out these scary tombstones!!!.…Spooooooooky!

Independent distributor Vertical Entertainment has picked up genre horror/mystery themed thriller The Secret Village (starring Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Stelio Savante, and Richard Riehle) with a nationwide DVD release date of Dec 17th. The Secret Village will also have a limited Us theatrical release on Oct 18th through Sd Digital Creations.

The international release is being handled by ITN Distribution who will premiere the film in several foreign territories on October 14th.

Directed by Swamy Kandan, The Secret Village is headlined by Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Stelio Savante and Richard Riehle.

The film follows Greg, (Jonathan Bennett) a screenwriter and Rachel (Ali Faulkner), a beautiful journalist research an
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The Secret Village Sets An October Release Date

Independent distributor Vertical Entertainment has picked up The Secret Village (starring Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Stelio Savante and Richard Riehle) with a nationwide DVD release date of December 17th.  

A limited theatrical run is planned for October 18th through Sd Digital Creations.  The international release is being handled by ITN Distribution who will premiere the film in several foreign territories on October 14th.

Directed by Swamy Kandan, The Secret Village follows Greg, (Jonathan Bennett) a screenwriter and Rachel (Faulkner), a beautiful journalist research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by the locals (Savante, Riehle) and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives.

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Butcher Boys (2013) Review

Despite a few of the talents affixed to Butcher Boys (where the hell was Marilyn Burns) it erupts from a cinematic cave that could have kept it tucked away and spared viewers a few bucks as well as an hour and a half of their lives. Ali Faulkner saves the movie from running out of steam immediately and I heavily applaud her dedication to this role. Ultimately however Butcher Boys is something of a wreck.
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Butcher Boys Q&A with Directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks

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Directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks are the subject of our latest Q&A feature, telling us about their experience with the recently released cannibal film, Butcher Boys:

Can you tell me how you got involved with Kim Henkel on this project? Was this something you came to him with or the other way around?

Duane Graves: We’ve had a long 16 year relationship with Kim Henkel. He was our college film professor back in the late 90′s. We took a year of screenwriting courses under him, and after graduating we kept in touch. Justin and I produced a trio of short horror films that Kim produced, and eventually we decided to do a feature film back in 2006 called “The Wild Man of the Navidad.” That film premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC and was picked up by IFC Films for release internationally. The success of
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Interview: Justin Meeks Talks Butcher Boys

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Interview: Justin Meeks Talks Butcher Boys
People often find excitement in pushing boundaries and testing how far they can shock people, until their innocent fun and games puts their lives in danger. The main characters in the new action horror comedy ‘Butcher Boys,’ which was directed by Justin Meeks and Duane Graves, seek such thrills by taunting strangers, until they violently turn on them. The two helmers reunited to disturb viewers with their latest effort, which is now available on VOD, to show how much influence the most extreme tormenters can have on modern society. ‘Butcher Boys,’ follows a group of friends-Sissy (Ali Faulkner), Mickey (Phillip Wolfe), Barbie (Tory Tomkins), and Kenny (Matt Henserling)-who celebrate Kenny’s [ Read More ]

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Butcher Boys Review

Oh boy, a movie from the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre himself, Tobe Hooper! Wait, it’s not Tobe Hooper? It’s Kim Henkel?

Butcher Boys was adapted by the guy who collaborated with Tobe Hooper on the story for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and also produced), and you’re going to market this as “From The Creator Of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”? Well, if that isn’t some deceptive tomfoolery…

Butcher Boys is one of those cannibalistic-type cult movies much like Delicatessen or Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, where the psychopaths view people as a source of income and food, except the work by Duane Graves and Justin Meeks is nowhere as entraining as the movies mentioned above, or most of the genre, for that matter. In an attempt to be some type of low-budget cult classic, a rotten, stinky script tries to hit upon
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