Inventive and Archaic Adult Fairy Tale Will be Available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD December 4th
“A dizzying, hilarious film that combines post-Tarantino action/crime drama and Charlie Kaufman’s metafictional surrealism with exhilarating results” — Daily Grindhouse
“An ass-kicking, blood-spurting, whip-cracking, adrenaline-pumping ride” — Pop Horror
Following an acclaimed run on the international film festival circuit, Artsploitation has announced the U.S. release of Adolfo Kolmerer’s Snowflake. Snowflake world premiered at the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, where Kolmerer took home the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best Film. The film continued to screen around the globe, picking up Best Director and Best Film awards at Negative Fest and Horrible Imaginings, as well as Best Achievement in Directing and an Audience Award at Cinepocalypse. Cryptic Rock hailed Kolmerer’s debut feature as “an extraordinary genre mix”, comparing the surreal crime action film to Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.
Snowflake will be available December 4th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
Hunting down the murderer of their families in an anarchic near-future Berlin, two outlaws find themselves trapped in the wicked fairy tale of a mysterious screenplay that entangles them in a vicious circle of revenge – apparently all written by a clueless dentist. In their quest for vengeance, they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairy tale assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero.
Aspect Ratio today announces the sale of BLOOD PARADISE, the Swedish horror-comedy from producer-director provocateurs Andréa Winter and Patrick von Barkenberg, to Artsploitation Films. The deal was negotiated by Aspect Ratio’s Jordan Mattos and Artsploitation’s Raymond Murray during the American Film Market.
Artsploitation, which acquired all North American rights, plans for a second quarter 2019 release followed by availability on home video outlets, collaborating with Aspect Ratio on a theatrical release at select venues. The picture premiered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies Festival in New York, and will make its International Premiere at the Molins Film Festival in Spain on November 12.
Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. There alone, she comes across an assortment of peculiar characters, including her driver and most obsessive fan, his explosively jealous wife, and the progressively more unhinged man who owns the farm that’s hosting her. Totally out of place in her new surroundings—for one, she is always dressed for glamorous, big-city life—Robin discovers just how dangerous these oddballs may be. Bathed in dreamy atmospherics and streaked with offbeat humor, the film pays an homage to Brian De Palma’s oeuvre and a host of fabulously chic Seventies genre pics.
Paradise marks the feature debut of Swedish electro-pop musician BABY YAGA (Winter) and German director Patrick von Barkenberg. Barkenberg, a graduate of the American Film Institute, shot the film with partner Winter at Winter’s family home in the Swedish countryside. Winter composed the haunting score and songs, while producing the picture and also playing the lead role of Robin Richards.
Winter says, “Like my music, Artsploitation explores the dark aspects of ourselves but is also not afraid to embrace the campy and the bizarre. We are thrilled by the prospect of joining the Artsploitation family with our first feature. We love Ray’s visionary catalog of idiosyncratic, provocative cinema that elevates the horror genre in intriguing ways and we are beyond excited to introduce our baby to audiences in North America.”
Patrick von Barkenberg (Director/Screenwriter) is a German-born filmmaker. He emigrated to the US when he received a scholarship to study directing at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he studied with Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon), Gil Dennis (Walk the Line) and Jim McBride (Breathless). His short films received the Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award, the Telly Award, the ECU Best Editing Award, the Technicolor Grant and the Fuji Grant.
Ándrea Winter (Actress/Producer/Screenwriter/Composer) grew up on a farm in the North of Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle. She left home at the age of 16 to study music and singing at the prestigious Rytmus Music School in Stockholm, had a brief career as a nightclub singer and created the underground Pop Band “Tigon”. She later relocated to New York City to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
About Aspect Ratio – Aspect Ratio is a consulting and sales company providing international filmmakers with distribution and programming strategies for the North American market.
About Artsploitation– Not limited to being just a genre label, Artsploitation Films presents intriguing, unsettling, unpredictable and provocative films to an audience long numbed by filmic predictability.
“Gorgeous…slick and polished. The final act alone is batshit and bananas enough to fill any horror fan’s desire.” — The Hollywood News
“Gonzalo Calzada’s vividly atmospheric film…stands out as one of the most daring religiously-themed horror films of recent years. — EyeForEye
Artsploitation has called upon the cinematic dark forces to release Argentinian genre maven Gonzalo Calzada’s latest scripture-based gore fest, Luciferina. Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant’s Prayer) directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide. He has screened the film at festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse, where Luciferina took home the award for Best Sexorcism Scene.Luciferina will be available
November 20th on Blu-ray and DVD in North America. On December 4th, the film will launch on Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
Synopsis: Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.
Artsploitation Films new extreme horror movie, TRAUMA is now available on Amazon Prime.
A relaxing weekend in the countryside turn nightmarish for a group of women when a deranged man and his demonic son brutally attack them. Alone and abandoned, they decide to confront the criminals. A shocking, brutal tale of political and sexual abuse.
Genres Drama, Horror Director Lucio A. Rojas Starring Catalina Martin, Macarena Carrere, Ximena del Solar
Director Lucio A. Rojas on how fans will remember TRAUMA –
“For being one of the most unique and extreme experiences that they have lived. And that it has been so unique, that it even costs them to repeat it.”
The weekend of October 25th – 27th 2018 at the Edmonton Festival of Fear, TRAUMA wins BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST ACTOR, and BEST ACTRESS
“The most controversial extreme horror offering in recent memory” — Screen Anarchy
“One of the Top 10 horror Films of 2017” — Horror-movies.ca ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Artsploitation has announced the North American release of the shocking Chilean horror film Trauma. The third feature from director Lucio A. Rojas, Trauma has screened at Horror Hound Film Festival, the Vancouver Badass Film Festival de Canada, Morbido Film Fest and the Optical Theatre Festival in Italy, where Rojas took home the award for Best Film. Rojas hits hard with Trauma, a cinematic depiction of the horrors committed by the Pinochet regime and the visceral cycle of abuse that followed its fall. Trauma will be available October 23rd on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
A shocking, brutal tale that blends the dark history of Chile’s recent repressive dictatorial past with the seemingly modern and progressive Chile of today. The two worlds clash when a group of women venture to the idyllic countryside for a weekend of fun. But their outing soon turns nightmarish when a victim of government torture stumbles upon them, unleashing his pent-up rage. Face to face with the depravity of man, the women must fight for their very lives. Director Lucio A. Rojas exposes the horrors of politics with evil that can lie within the soul of ordinary men.