Prepare for thrills and spills in a new award winning horror movie being distributed in the UK by a Lancaster filmmaker.
Chee Keong Cheung, 33, who runs Intense Distribution, has joined forces with 101 Films to bring the critically acclaimed Banshee Chapter to UK audiences on DVD on January 27.
Chee’s new distribution venture runs alongside his White Cross based production outfit Intense Productions.
The film, written and directed by Blair Erickson, won Total Film’s Scariest Movie Award at Film4 FrightFest 2013, where it received its world premiere.
It was also the winner of the Scariest Movie Award at Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2013.
Chee, a former Bowerham Primary School and Lancaster Royal Grammar School pupil said: “After such a strong response at Frightfest, together with 101 Films, we’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to bring Banshee Chapter to UK audiences.
“It’s an extremely tense, atmospheric picture with a truly unique and horrific blend of fact and fiction.
“Intense Distribution was formed with the goal of working closely with both established and up and coming directors and producers on their films and I couldn’t have hoped for a better, more passionate, diverse and talented group of filmmakers to work with for our company’s debut release.”
Banshee Chapter, rated 15, stars Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (Dexter, Sleepy Hollow) and Michael McMillian (True Blood).
The film focuses on Anne Roland (Katia Winter), a young journalist with an appetite for controversy, as she follows the trail of a strange government research chemical that might have caused the death of her close friend (Michael McMillian).
After tracing the substance to the desert ranch of an infamous retired novelist (Ted Levine), she’s drawn into an experience of terror and frightening entities that she cannot escape. The events in this film are based on real documents, actual testimony, and evidence researched and uncovered from decades of a terrifying secret program run by the CIA.
Chee has other projects in the pipeline, so watch out for a full in depth interview in the Lancaster Guardian.