Monday, January 5, 2015

Zombies appear in Canada first!

Press Release:
Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada is thrilled to announce another collaboration with Raven Banner Entertainment to bring the action-packed genre film Wyrmwood to Canadian fans. The film is the debut feature from Australian filmmakers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, and this news comes hot on the heels of the film wowing 2014 film festival audiences world wide.
“Wyrmwood hits the ground running and never stops. This action-packed Aussie export will invade the Canadian market in 2015,” says Rob Herholz, General Manager of Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada of the film.
“What’s really cool about Kiah and Tristan is that they’ve created a unique new twist on the zombie mythos and set it in a post-apocalyptic environment. They’re definitely filmmakers to watch,” added Raven Banner’s Managing Partner Michael Paszt.
In the aftermath of a comet breaking up over the Earth, most of the planet’s population quickly succumb to a strange disease which turns them into ‘zombies’. Few survive, and those who do quickly discover all existing fuel sources have been rendered unusable by the plague. Trapped in a wilderness filled with living dead, unable to travel to any safer location, survivors have little to live for. One of those survivors, family man Barry, has lost everything except his sister, Brooke. But even as the disaster unfolds, Brooke is kidnapped by a gang of paramilitary thugs and dragged off to a horrific medical lab run by a psychotic ‘doctor’ who is performing a series of deranged experiments on plague survivors.
The film had a successful festival run including Fantastic Fest, Busan, and Toronto After Dark Film Festivals, where it picked up praise from fans and critics alike. “Mad Max and the zombie genre collide in the adrenaline-fueled Wyrmwood,” says, and it’s “pure comic book mayhem with a dash of heart that sets it apart from the pack.” Ain’t It Cool News notes the film is “full of action that’ll make your heart flip and gore that’ll do the same to your stomach, Wyrmwood is the next great thing in zombies.”

Wyrmwood will be in the states February 2015!

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