Monday, August 27, 2012
THE KILLING GAMES PRESS RELEASE
THE KILLING GAMES PRESS RELEASE
I got an email today about Barry J. Gillis' The Killing Games and thought I'd pass it along to all of you that read my blog. The film looks interesting and has a kinda Edward Lee vibe to it. It's looks very interesting.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday August 27th, 2012
Exosphere Motion Pictures
BANNED IN EDMONTON, “THE KILLING GAMES” GETS WORLD
PREMIERE AT THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST.
The Calgary International Film Festival has said that THE KILLING GAMES will make
it's World Premiere on Saturday September 22nd as a part of the Late Show Series. “We
are just ecstatic that Calgary has accepted the movie to Premiere at their festival,” States
director Barry J. Gillis.
Bruce Fletcher who is a programmer with The Calgary International Film Festival told
Gillis that he watched the movie twice, and found the movie to be very entertaining.
Gillis continues, “We're so happy that Bruce, Brenda Lieberman and The Calgary
International Film Festival were brave enough to take a chance on THE KILLING
GAMES, especially after the movie was turned down in Edmonton.”
In May, Gillis was told that his feature film THE KILLING GAMES was “too violent
for The Edmonton International Film Festival.” Gillis was shocked by the decision,
mainly because he resides in Edmonton.
“Yes, I was shocked,” laments Gillis, “but that's all in the past now. We're heading South
down to the great city of Calgary where Oscar-nominated Canadian director Deepa
Mehta's film MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN,” is going to open the Calgary International
Film Festival. Brandon Cronenberg's movie ANTIVIRAL will also be playing in the
Late Show Series, and we couldn't dream of being apart of anything bigger and better
The Calgary International Film Festival is world renowned for their hospitality and the
way that they treat filmmakers and film fans alike. “Calgary gets upwards of 50,000 fans
attending their festival. Tourists, fans, great films, and the best parties... I mean, this is
huge for us Gillis says with a grin.
Calgary and Edmonton have been rival cities for many years. “Yes, the two cities have
been at it for what seems like forever” says Gillis with a laugh, “however, Calgary is not
just going to accept a movie because Edmonton turned it down. I mean, THE KILLING
GAMES is entertaining as hell, just ask Jason Eisener who directed HOBO WITH A
SHOTGUN starring Rutger Hauer.
THE KILLING GAMES is a disturbing feature film about a man who's wife is dying of
a mysterious illness. The man contemplates taking the law into his own hands, after his
daughter witnesses a double homicide and narrowly escapes the grasp of two serial
THE KILLING GAMES was shot in Wabuman, Lac St. Anne, Alberta Beach and
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It stars Donald A. Morin, leading actor of the acclaimed
French Canadian feature film Windigo. It also stars Denmark's Kim Sonderholm, who
has been involved in over 100 movies, including his latest outing entitled “LITTLE BIG
BOY.” Calgary actor Ace Hanna also stars in the movie as the troubled Dr. Winters.
The Calgary International Film Festival is in it's 13th great year. This years festival runs
from August 20th to August 30th and is guaranteed to be the best film festival that the city
of Calgary, and province of Alberta has ever witnessed.