AFM 2011: MPI Gets Stitches

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And MPI Media Group continues forth on its journey to be one of the horror genre’s best friends by adding a little zombie mayhem to its growing terror-filled canon. Read on for all of the details right here!

From the Press Release
Fantastic Films and MPI Media Group, along with the Irish Film Board, have announced that STITCHES, a horror comedy film to be directed by Conor McMahon, the writer-director of acclaimed genre films such as Disturbed, Dead Meat and the TV series “Zombie Bashers” is greenlit for production. Dublin’s Fantastic Films, run by John McDonnell and Brendan McCarthy, has produced many successful genre films, including Hammer Films’ Wake Wood and Outcast.

Principal photography will begin mid-November in Ireland. The cast of rising young actors includes popular British comedian Ross Noble and Tommy Knight of “Doctor Who” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures”. The film is also being produced with finance help from the Irish Film Board.

STITCHES is the macabre story of Richard ‘Stitches’ Grindle, a jaded workaday kids’ birthday clown, whose one-liners are witty in a way that’s just not for kids. Stitches falls victim to a fatal party mishap at the hands of a group of particularly nasty children. Years later the group of now teenagers attend a party at which Stitches is the uninvited guest of honor, returning to avenge his untimely death.

Greg Newman, Executive Vice President of MPI Media Group, said: “McMahon has revealed a unique cinematic vision, and as he brings a fresh and twisted take to the genre, we’re excited to bring his next wild ride into production.”

The movie is the latest original production coming from MPI Media Group, whose recent productions include The Innkeepers, Stake Land, Hatchet II, The House of the Devil, and upcoming Hatchet 3 and Frankenstein’s Army.

AFM 2011: MPI Gets Stitches

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