Ridley Scott to produce series of low budget horror, thriller and sci-fi movies overseas

Variety reports that filmmaker Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions London unit have pacted with Focus Features International and Orchard Media to produce low budget genre films that will primarily shoot in Northern Ireland. The deal will see Ridley Scott executive produce a slate of six horror, thriller and sci-fi features over three years ….

Rob Zombie and Wes Craven to appear at 10th Annual New York City Horror Film Festival

Horror, suspense and fantasy will be taking over the Tribeca Cinemas during the 10th annual New York City Horror Film Festival. More than 60 shorts and feature films will be presented in 12 programs beginning Thursday, November 8th. As the country’s most respected horror film festival, independent filmmakers from across the globe come to screen ….

Rooftop Films bringing their indie film series to Coney Island

Photo taken during 30th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, Credit: R. Carson, photos.byhandmedia.com Rooftop Films has an incredible lineup of screenings next week. On Monday, see New York short films on the edge including Benny Safdie’s The Black Balloon, right on the beach in Coney Island. There will also be a selection of shorts ….

Win one of five copies of the soundtrack album for suspense thriller On the Ice

The soundtrack album for the independent film On the Ice was recently released digitally, featuring music from iZLER, a Czech born, English raised composer and multi-instrumentalist. Shot entirely on location in Barrow, Alaska, On The Ice is the engrossing and suspenseful feature film debut by filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, centering on two teenage boys who ….

Romantic sci-fi action thriller The Machine gets distributor

Content has nabbed worldwide rights to The Machine, an original romantic sci-fi thriller. Directed by Caradog James (Little White Lies) and currently being cast, The Machine is produced by John Giwa-Amu from Red and Black Films & will be unveiled this week at The Cannes Film Festival. The Machine, part sci-fi action thriller and part ….

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan circling lead roles in Forest Whitaker-produced film about controversial police shooting

THR reports that Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer and Chronicle co-star Michael B. Jordan are in talks to top line the drama Fruitvale, a timely indie drama being produced by Forest Whitaker and his Significant Productions partner Nina Yang. Filmmaker Ryan Coogler will make his feature film debut by writing and directing Fruitvale, which tells the ….

Long time Donnie Yen film nemesis Mike Woods returns to the screen for role in action flick Final Weapon

On Tuesday, April 10th, the martial arts movie Final Weapon, starring Chen Taijiquan, Grand Master Ren Guang Yi, and Hong Kong action star Mike Woods, with a special appearance by Rock and Roll legend Lou Reed, will be one of a group of martial arts action films to screen during the New Flimmakers Festival. Final ….