I don’t know if you’ve heard the story, but it’s true…every time an indie film gets distro, an angel gets its wings…or maybe it’s a hellspawn gets its chains…one or the other. Regardless, the important news here is that the award-winning brutal biker film Dear God No! has grabbed a distribution deal with Archstone Distribution.
Written and directed by James Bickert, Dear God No! had a great run at film festivals last year and looks to continue that success with this distribution deal with Archstone (the fine people who also distroed Machete and both Human Centipede films). The movie stars Jett Bryant, Madeline Brumby, Olivia LaCroix, Paul McComiskey, John Collins, Shane Morton, Nick Morgan, Rusty Stache, Jim Sligh, Billy Ratliff, Johnny McGowen, John Collins, Heath Street, Rachelle Lynn, Nick Hood and Jim Stacy. Check out the website at DearGodNoMovie.com, and visit them on Facebook as well.
From the Press Release
Hailed as “One of the Five Best Films of 2011” by CouchCutter.com, SonOfCelluloid.com, BrutalasHell.com and HorrorPhillia.com, instant grindhouse classic Dear God No! will soon be hitting the Berlin and Cannes film markets. Big World Pictures has signed with Archstone Distribution’s Tombstone Distribution label for international distribution of the independent feature-length film. Tombstone is dedicated to delivering action, horror and thriller films with a unique edge to fans around the world.
“Add this to your blood bucket list,” says Brady Bowen, president, Archstone Distribution. “Dear God No! takes aim and shoots all other movies in the face.”
“It’s amazing to have a distribution partner that’s as excited by exploitation cinema as we are,” notes James Bickert, the film’s writer, producer and director. “The cast and crew, we are all extremely proud of what we’ve created.”
The film has received rave reviews from grindhouse and horror enthusiasts as well as festival honors that include:
–Winner Best Exploitation Film – Arizona Underground Film Festival 2011, Tucson, AZ
–Winner Best Exploitation Film – Pollygrind 2011, Las Vegas, NV
–Winner Audience Award Best Feature Film – Pollygrind 2011, Las Vegas, NV
–Winner Audience Award Best Feature Film – Corpsedance International Horror Film Festival 2011, Raleigh, NC
–Winner Audience Award Best Feature Film – Zinema Zombiefest 2011, Bogota, Colombia
“Response during our festival and theatrical North American screenings has been fantastic. Through this deal and the offers for domestic distribution we’re currently fielding, we can unleash on the world this twisted fairy tale for beer drinkers and hell-raisers. This is the kind of film I love to watch,” explains Bickert.
A sequel for Dear God No! is currently in pre-production.
Outlaw motorcycle gang The Impalers’ tri-state rape and murder spree ended in a bloody massacre with rival club Satan’s Own. The surviving members sought refuge in a secluded cabin deep in the North Georgia mountains. What first must have seemed like easy prey for a home invasion became a living nightmare of depravity and violence. A young innocent girl being held captive may hold the key to the twisted secrets locked in the basement and the killing machine feasting on human flesh in the forest outside.
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